I just got a lightfield camera, and want to test the photos for compatibility. The image above (if you can see it) may take a minute or two to load. Once you can see the photo, place your cursor over the picture. After a few seconds, you should see a "loading circle" in the center of the photo, with a green progress line. Once the image is fully loaded, this will disappear.
At that point, you can click on different parts of the photo, to bring that part of the image into focus. Click on the closest teeth on the crocodile skull, and you will see them in clear focus. Then click on other teeth, and they will shift into focus.
You can also click-and-drag on the photo to bring the entire photo into focus, and slightly shift your perspective.
Light field photography has some interesting possibilities. Where a regular, digital camera captures the color and the intensity of the light hitting each sensor, a light field camera records the color, intensity, and direction of the light for each sensor. This lets the camera software refocus the photograph, bringing different parts into focus.
While I have high hopes for this camera, I need your help in evaluating it.
- Does the image show up on your computer? If not, let me know what browser and operating system you are using.
- Does the refocusing work on your computer? Again, if not, let me know what browser and operating system you are using.
If this works, I can see using it to get a much greater depth of field for close-ups of specimens, microphotography, and adding some user interaction to parts of the site. Once I know more about its compatibility and play with it more, I will let you know what I think are the pros and cons.
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