New camera can alter focus AFTER taking picture


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Aug 17, 2010
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Just saw a report on this on BBC tech program. It certainly sounds interesting especially when the head of Adobe reckons that this is the future for photography.

The New York Times reports that a company named Lytro is coming out with a new camera later this year that "allows a picture’s focus to be adjusted after it is taken. While viewing a picture taken with a Lytro camera on a computer screen, you can, for example, click to bring people in the foreground into sharp relief, or switch the focus to the mountains behind them." They provide a couple of examples.
It's obviously not a pro-level camera but the technology is interesting. Who knows? Maybe Uncle Bob will be able to achieve selective focus in post-production without having to know anything about camera settings in the future. And it could change people's taste in images dragging down the "acceptible" quality quotient once again. Brave new world.

That's a bit flash! The camera that lets you focus AFTER you've taken the picture | Mail Online

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