Lytro, the tiny camera that allows you to choose your focus point after your image has been shot, has announced a software update to its desktop and iOS app that allows photos taken with the device to be displayed in 3D. The update lets users show off Perspective Shift processed images in 3D when connected to a 3D-capable TV over HDMI or Apple AirPlay.
Nikon has released Capture NX 2.4.5 and ViewNX 2.8.2 updates with Raw image support for the new D5300 and Df DSLR cameras. Also added to Capture NX 2.4.5 are menu updates and separate intensity and sharpness adjustments for both luminance and color.
Blackmagic Design has announced its Camera 1.5 software update which adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera. The CinemaDNG Raw lossless compression works like a ZIP file where the Raw files are compressed during 1080p recording without the loss of any part of the image. This allows videographers to capture files with wider dynamic range for increased flexibility during color correction.
The popular iPhone photography app from SmugMug has made the leap to Android
SmugMug's Camera Awesome has been a popular iPhone photography app since it launched in early 2012. And now Android users are able to get in on some of the fun, as the company has just announced the app has made the transition to Android.
While the iPhone version is free, but supported with in-app purchases of extra features, the Android version is instead a paid app with all the extras built in from the get go. You can grab it off the Google Play store for $2.99.
The app features composition guides; multiple shooting modes; anti-shake for video; face detection; ISO, white balance, and exposure compensation controls; as well as filters, a large suite of selective editing tools; and wide-ranging sharing. If you're using an NVidia Tegra powered device, it also has "slow-motion video, enhanced HDR, and integrated stylus support".
However, as is something of a problem with Android apps, it won't work with every phone out there. While SmugMug is planning to keep expanding device compatability, as of launch it'll only work with the Samsung Galaxy SIII, S4, Galaxy Nexus, Note 2, Note 3; Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, (Nexus 5 coming soon); Sony Xperia Z; HTC One; MotoX; Motorola Droid Razr; and Kindle Fire HDX 7?, 8.9?.