posted this on March 05, 2012 12:10 am
Is there a way to set the focus point on multiple areas within the image at the same time?
Not currently, no, but this is a great feature request and is certainly possible with lightfield technology. If you don't mind, I'm going to move this to the 'living pictures' feedback forum...
Multiple focus points, depth of field control, noise reduction. Please!
this (multiple focus spots) is a critical feature to make the most art from this technology. Also varying depth of field specifically for different multiple focus locations would be awesome.
I suppose the best would be to make it possible to focus in almost any plane, like on many big format cameras and a few 35mm lenses.
There it's possible to tilt the film and lense, making th focusing plane tilting to.
In Lytro, that could be done by selecting three points which should be in focus, creating a focusing plane.
The points should not be on a line, since they'll then not be able to define a plane.
It could also be possible to let the user select more points, and find the plane which is nearest the given points.
It could also be nice with the possibility of curved focusing plane like some 35mm Canon lenses.
On them the center of the curving is in the center of the image, but doing it digitally doesn't have that limitations.
But i think simulating the tilting in a large format camera is much mor relevant.
you can probably do this by creating multiple images at several focal planes and using as Z-stacks mergeable to best focus with software such as ImagePro
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