November 27, 2013
Nokia enables Lytro-like refocusing
The Nokia Refocus app performs similarly to the Lytro camera. The application allows you to shoot between two and eight photos, dependent on available focal planes in view of your shot.
You can share your captured image to SkyDrive with a unique page at refocus.nokia.com being created. This site hosts the image where people can interact and change focus themselves, right from their web browser. Try it out on the Nokia website, it’s pretty slick.
Adobe showed off homegrown plenoptic imaging tech 6+ years ago (“Why is a wild-haired Eastern European guy walking around our floor carrying a medium-format camera & a hot glue gun?”); Apple has apparently been working in this area; and of course Lytro came and… went? This stuff is undoubtedly cool; whether it addresses problems that people really care about solving remains a more open question. [Via Allen Jeng]