Desktop 4 - Exporting

You can export pictures from any of the three picture Viewer Modes (Thumbnail Grid, Individual Picture, Filmstrip) that Lytro Desktop 4 offers.

Supported Export Types

Desktop 4 supports the following export types:

  • 2D formats -
    • Refocused Image (.jpg) - Choose a focus point and export, will create a .jpg image with your selected focus point, in sRGB jpeg standard color space
    • Refocused Image (.tif) - Choose a focus point and export, will create a .tif image with your selected focus point in 16 bit ProPhoto RGB color space
    • 2D output resolution of 2450 x 1634 dependent on crop 
  • 3D formats
    • Red/Cyan 3D Image (.jpg) - Export a Red/Cyan 3D image (Red/Cyan glasses required)
    • Full Color 3D Image (.jps) -  Export a full color .jpg Stereoscopic image.
  • Lightfield formats
    • Lightfield Camera Raw Image (.lfr) - Contains all light field data.  Appropriate for backups.
      • Can be imported back into Lytro Desktop
      • Use this option for archival purposes, or whenever maximum picture fidelity is desired.
      • File size:  about 50MB each
      • These files contain all the data captured by the Lytro camera. 
    • XRAW - Contains all light field data AND camera calibration data.  
      • ILLUM only
      • For sharing full living pictures on computer with Lytro Desktop that do not have pairing (calibration) data.  
      • File size:  about 100MB each
    • Editable living picture
      • Exports 7 .tif images, known as a TIFF stack, and a stack lfp (stack.lfp) file
      • You can edit these 7 TIFF images in your choice of 3rd party editing software (any that supports .tif images), and then reimport the stack lfp file back into Lytro Desktop.  This will apply the edits made throughout the TIFF stack to your living picture.
      • You can read more about editing living pictures in 3rd party software here.
  • Editable Depth Map
    • The Editable Depth Map (.png) is a layer of data that defines the distance of various surfaces from the lens of the camera, like a topographic map of that image.  
      • Every living picture will have a unique depth map
      • When you export the editable depth map, 3 files will be created:
        • Editable depth map as a PNG
        • .tiff image with extended focus applied (entire image in focus)
        • .txt file containing data information for the depth map
      • Information on editing depth maps is available here 
      • These files will automatically be placed in the same location as the exported editable living picture (TIFF stack)

Exporting Pictures

When viewing an individual picture (with or without Filmstrip), or when you have pictures actively selected within the Thumbnail Grid view, you can: 

Export pictures to JPG or TIF:

  1. Select one or more pictures.
  2. Click once within each picture to choose the focus plane that will be exported for each picture.
  3. If necessary, re-select the pictures you wish to export.
  4. From the top-level "File" menu, choose "Export."
    • You can also right-click the selected pictures within the Thumbnail Grid view and choose "Export."
    • This alternate option to right-click is not available when viewing an individual picture
  5. Type in the desired prefix for your exported pictures, e.g. "IMG_2013_July_11_"
  6. Keep the default export option, JPG, or select "refocused image (.tif) to export a .tif image.
  7. Click "Export."
  8. If multiple images were selected, your exported pictures will then be automatically numbered "_1", "_2," "_3," and so on, after your chosen file prefix.

 

TIPS:

  • Exported 2D images can now be cropped, printed or manipulated in your favorite imaging software.
  • The native "Preview" application within OS X, and the native "Windows Photo Viewer" program in Windows, can be used to open and print any JPG file.
  • Lytro Desktop 4 itself cannot display or print exported JPG images; Lytro Desktop 4 only displays living pictures (LFP files).  

 

Export LFP (Light Field Picture) Stacks, or RAW:

  1. Select one or more pictures.
  2. From the top-level "File" menu, choose "Export."
    • You can also right-click the selected pictures within the Thumbnail Grid view and choose "Export."
    • This alternate option to right-click is not available when viewing an individual image
  3. Type in the desired prefix for your exported pictures, e.g. "IMG_2013_July_11_RAW_" or "IMG_2013_July_11_Stack_."
  4. Choose either:
    • Lytro Camera RAW Image (.lfr):
      • These files contain all the data captured by the Lytro camera.  RAW files are roughly 50 MB apiece.
      • Use this option for archival purposes, or whenever maximum picture fidelity is desired.
    • Editable Living Picture
      • Exports 7 .tif images, known as a TIFF stack, and a stack lfp (stack.lfp) file
      • You can edit these 7 TIFF images in your choice of 3rd party editing software (any that supports .tif images), and then reimport the stack lfp file back into Lytro Desktop.  This will apply the edits made throughout the TIFF stack to your living picture.
      • You can read more about editing living pictures in 3rd party software.
      • Use this option to retouch your living pictures in alternate editing software, and restore them to an interactive living picture
    • Editable Depth Map (.png) 
      • Every living picture will have a unique depth map
      • When you export the editable depth map, 3 files will be created:
        • Editable depth map as a PNG
        • .tiff image with extended focus applied (entire image in focus)
        • .txt file containing data information for the depth map
      • Information on editing depth maps is available here 
      • These files will automatically be placed in the same location as the exported editable living picture (TIFF stack)
      • Use this option to manually correct any depth map errors that occur in your living pictures
  5. Click "Export."
  6. Your exported pictures will then be automatically numbered "_1", "_2," "_3," and so on, after your chosen file prefix.

 

Import LFP or RAW files:

  • Both LFP Stack images and RAW images can now be imported into any existing Lytro Library using the top-level "File" > "Import from Folder" option.  
  • Note that the LFP / RAW images must be in a folder; for instance, you cannot import loose images from your Desktop.

 

 

 

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