Lytro, I love what you guys are dong over there, but I've discovered a brutal restriction. A quick look suggests that the files are locked down pretty good. I'm sure you're insanely busy sorting out issues and getting these shipped, but after only 2 days of use I'm down to 39% capacity on my red hot. I purchased with the expectation I could get started with the camera long before the Windows software was ready, but I've realized that once I fill up my memory I'll be twiddling my thumbs until I have access to a Macintosh. I thought I could wait for the Windows software to view/edit/delete...but being unable to download the files? That takes me from having to deal with manageable hopes and dreams of editing someday (after all, I did buy it knowing the software might not be available), to being desperate for Windows software or access to a Mac...that's a big shift in 2 days of ownership.
Aside from the trial-and-error of learning something new, this is especially painful since I am experimenting with panoramas that can take up well over 100 pictures in one go (this morning I took a 360 shot with the moon, mountains, red rocks, and the sun rising over the plains...that alone burned up close to 200 images). I'm also concerned based on other feedback that I won't be able to simply dump all the pictures to a friends computer temporarily and then copy them to my computer later since it sounds like there is some type of tightly managed library involved...which substantially complicates this issue for me.
I can tolerate waiting months before I can view/edit/share my pictures...but a few days before doubling the price of the camera (assuming I have to buy a Mac) or start offing my least favorite/experimental pics? I'm having flashbacks to the early days of digital, asking myself "Am I willing to delete this pic to make space?" or worse, "Do I have enough film to justify taking this picture?" Being a tech guy I do understand that full blown Windows software could potentially be a massive undertaking. Even still, I can't imagine a simple copy/download/transfer/backup wouldn't take that much to pull off. Otherwise the embedded flash memory leaves me wondering how much longer I have until I can't use the camera anymore...it's feeling like using a 750 picture disposable camera (granted, I have the ability to delete...but I wouldn't bother taking the picture in the first place if all I was going to do was delete it).
My panoramic needs are probably a corner case for you so I don't expect this to be a big priority, but from my perspective one image can easily be 100+ pictures. That turns a 750 image camera into maybe 10 images...which makes this product far less exiting and is disenfranchising during the experimental phase. I'm hoping there's some type of interim solution available, even if you would consider me for beta testing (I'm probably not your average user, being that I working in development and QA). A generic command line utility would be OK (if the process was painful I'd be willing to script it). I have 32bit XP and 64bit W7 machines available. I also have a 32 bit instance of Fedora (Red Hat derivative), in case you are closer to having something more aligned with the Mac OS.
Have been waiting since November for the camera, keeping my fingers crossed that I won't have to wait much longer before I can make any real use of this. Lastly, I'm not an unhappy customer, and fully understand that this comes with the territory of being an early adopter. I'm wholly understanding that I'm not going to register high on your to-do list right now, but optimistic that you might have something that you could roll out for limited release.