Focus after the shot

A new company named Lytro is working on a camera that will let you manipulate focus after you take the shot. This is some seriously fun magic. At first I thought it was an April Fool’s joke or something like that, but it appears to be real technology. For now they only have working prototypes, but they seem to be making rapid progress. Play with some of the pictures on their web site to get a feel for how it will work.

There is some overlap with our Bokeh product, but these days Bokeh does much more than depth-of-field adjustments. I’m sure I’ll be using a Lytro camera and Bokeh in the future. You can never have too many photography toys. I mean tools!  😉

Here is a New York Times article about Lytro.

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.


  1. July 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I can not find manuels on line anymore. I need the manual for exposure 3.

    • Jeff July 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

      When running Exposure 3, press Command+/ on Macintosh or F1 on Windows to bring up the PDF manual.

      We have been migrating toward videos rather than PDF manuals as our main education tool. I hope you find the Exposure manual useful, but I suggest that you watch the short videos first.

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