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Desktop 4 - What happened to Living Filters?

The Living Filters feature of Lytro Desktop 3 is not currently supported in Lytro Desktop 4. If you applied a Living Filter to a picture in Desktop 3, you'll need to reprocess that picture in Desktop 4 to enable perspective shift and apply extended focus, adjustments, and animations. The Living Filter will also be removed from the picture.

First Generation camera owners who've upgraded from Lytro Desktop 3
Any pictures which had Living Filters applied in Desktop 3 will need to be reprocessed in Desktop 4. Reprocessing will remove the Living Filter and enable you to use perspective shift, extended focus, adjustments, and animations. You should only need to reprocess each image once. 

Pictures that need to be reprocessed are marked with a warning icon (!) in the lower right corner of the picture in Thumbnails View.  Pictures with Living Filters applied will display the following message when you click on the warning icon:

The Living Filter you applied to this picture is no longer available.
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How to reprocess a picture:

  • From the Thumbnail View,
    right-click [Ctrl-click] the picture and choose Reprocess, or
  • [Mac] From the Picture menu, choose Reprocess, or
  • Cick the Reprocess button when prompted to in dialog boxes or in the Adjust tool.