Lytro—the innovative, tube-shaped, shoot-now-focus-later camera—has pumped up its feature set yet again.
The camera’s developers have added a “Perspective Shift” feature, which allows a photographer to change the perspective of a shot after capturing it with Lytro, as well as a new set of interactive “Living Filters.”
With Perspective Shift, a picture shot by Lytro can be transformed into a living image that can be manipulated in any direction—left, right, up, or down—by a viewer of the pic. What’s more, the effect will work on Twitter and Facebook without any special software. The effect can even be applied to any Lytro photo taken before the introduction of the new feature.
Several examples of Perspective Shift photos have been posted to the Lytro website and the effect is underwhelming. Dragging a cursor over the photo has very little effect on it. Some of Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras have had a similar feature, called Sweep Multi-Angle, for a few years.