News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 19, 2013.
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Lytro, the camera product that captures light fields that enable post-capture refocusing of an image, has released a companion app for Apple iOS to integrate smartphones with the unique camera. Lytro's new app for the iPhone and iPad simplifies the process of saving and editing photos by allowing users to import the images directly to a mobile device rather than the Lytro desktop method. Photos can then be edited to refocus on selective portions but the light field data remains; similar to Google+, Lytro presents the image in a better light but maintains the original file in case users want to do more editing or undo changes.
Lytro can also create animated GIFs and can share images online to social networks, in email, or through SMS. It connects to the $399 Lytro camera through Wi-Fi. Existing owners can update their cameras to unlock the previously dormant Wi-Fi chip, and new customers can get more information from Lytro's website. The iOS app is available for free in the App Store for iOS 6.1 or later devices.Fast Company
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