Lytro discontinues 'living pictures' image hosting service

Lytro’s once futuristic “living pictures,” which photographers and viewers alike were able to refocus to their heart’s content after they were taken, are now almost totally dead. The company recently pulled hosting support for, which is where all photos with Lytro cameras had to be shared in order to allow users to play with the refocusing and 3D depth features. This move has subsequently killed all the Lytro photos embedded across the internet (including in our 2014 review of the Illum, Lytro’s second — and last — consumer camera). Living pictures will still work in Lytro’s desktop app, but in order to share photos taken with the company’s cameras going forward, users will have to export them as .mov, .gif, or static... Continue reading…

Lytro discontinues 'living pictures' image hosting service

Lytro burst onto the scene in mid-2011 with the introduction of a promising photography technology that allowed users to snap photos without having to first lock down the focus. By capturing ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Techspot

Lytro’s ‘living pictures’ cease to live

 As part of its move away from consumer gear towards professional cinema hardware, Lytro has killed off the site that once hosted “living pictures,” still photos taken with ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from TechCrunch

Lytro shuts down its multi-focus photo sharing platform

Remember Lytro's cool, but kinda gimmicky "light-field" photography? It let you take pictures without a defined focus point and post them on a special online platform, ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Engadget

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