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| October 8, 2013
Official iOS Companion App Of Lytro Light-Field Camera Gets First Major Update
The official iOS companion app of the acclaimed Lytro light-field camera has just received its first major update, nearly four months after its release in the App Store. The Lytro app connects with a Lytro camera via Wi-Fi to allow you to preview and upload photos to Lytro.com and share them with others on the go. But if you don’t have a Lytro camera, you can still use the app to experience so-called "living pictures" on your iDevice. Living pictures, by the way, are created with the Lytro camera by setting the focus on pictures after they're taken. They, in turn, can then be endlessly refocused. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. With its first update, the Lytro app has gained support for applying "living filters" before sharing pictures from the camera. The app has also been updated with a revamped upload activity and history for easier control of uploads. The new update also lets you control a picture's perspective shift using the accelerometer, export pictures with a new animated GIF effect (3-D wiggle), and delete pictures you have uploaded. Furthermore, it lets you update your camera's firmware right from the Lytro app. Also including some bug fixes and performance improvements, the new version of Lytro is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.1 or later. The Lytro camera is available to purchase from the official Lytro website starting at $399. It's also available through authorized resellers, including Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, and Target, [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]