Lytro is set to launch a tool for the Illum that it claims will deliver ‘breakthrough depth-editing’ capabilities not possible with any other camera
The Desktop 5.0 update for the Lytro Illum features DepthFX that, claims Lytro, makes chroma-keying for background replacement unnecessary and ‘enables depth-based editorial adjustments like exposure, contrast and saturation’. Chroma-key editing allows a coloured background to be replaced with a background of your choice and can be useful for studio portraits. In a statement, Lytro said today: ‘Easily change the background of an image by selecting a depth layer and replacing it with a new image – essentially rendering the use of green screens unnecessary – while keeping the interactivity and advantages of a living picture.’ The Lytro Illum features Light Field technology that allows images to be refocused after shooting. Lytro Desktop 5.0 for the Lytro Illum will be free for Windows users and available from 8 December at http://illum.lytro.com/desktop.
LYTRO DEPTHFX UNLEASHES UNPRECEDENTED IMAGE–EDITING CAPABILITIES FOR LYTRO ILLUM
Following the Announcement of Lytro Immerge for Professional Virtual Reality Content, Lytro Continues the Advancement of Its Second Generation Imaging Platform with Breakthrough Depth Editing Capabilities
Lytro, Inc is providing users with unparalleled creative control, freedom and interaction with its latest update for Lytro ILLUM. The Lytro Desktop 5.0 update features breakthrough depth-editing capabilities that are not currently possible with any other camera on the market. Lytro DepthFX makes chroma keying for background replacement unnecessary and enables depth-based editorial adjustments like exposure, contrast and saturation.
‘We’re excited to be able to continue to push the limits of computational imaging and Light Field technology across applications,’ said Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Lytro. ‘By building a powerful Light Field platform, whether for photography or virtual reality, we’re developing a system that has the ability to expand its capabilities with continued updates. These advancements allow artists the ability to create engaging content that meets the needs and advantages of new mediums and technologies.’
The Lytro Desktop 5.0 update for Lytro ILLUM is free and will be available for Windows users on Dec 8, 2015 at http://illum.lytro.com/desktop.
About Lytro Desktop 5.0
The Lytro DepthFX tool allows for selective editorial changes to be made based on the depth information captured in each Living Picture.
Background Replacement: Easily change the background of an image by selecting a depth layer and replacing it with a new image – essentially rendering the use of green screens unnecessary – while keeping the interactivity and advantages of a Living Picture.
Depth-Based Adjustments: Isolate areas and make editorial changes based on the Z depth information of each Living Picture. Adjustments include: exposure, saturation, color, contrast, hue and colourisation.
Region-Based Adjustments: Isolate regions using a radial selection tool to make editorial changes to the Living Picture like exposure, saturation, colour, contrast, hue and colourisation.
For the full list of improvements provided in Lytro Desktop 5.0, visit https://support.lytro.com.
For more information on Lytro ILLUM and Lytro Desktop, visit http://illum.lytro.com.
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