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Desktop 5 FAQ


  • What's new and improved in Desktop 5?
    • Background Replacement: Easily change the background of an image by selecting a depth layer and replacing it with a new image -- essentially making the use of green screens unnecessary -- while keeping the interactivity and advantages of a Living Picture.
    • Depth-Based Adjustments: Isolate areas and make editorial changes based on the Z depth information of each Living Picture. Adjustments include: exposure, saturation, color, contrast, hue and colorization.
    • Region-Based Adjustments: Isolate regions using a radial selection tool to make editorial changes to the Living Picture like exposure, saturation, color, contrast, hue and colorization.
    • Adjustment improvements
      • Improved sharpening
      • Improved color reproduction
    • Picture management - change filename of living picture
    • Bug fixes and stability improvements
  • What operating systems will be supported?
    • Desktop 5 is be Windows only.  Please note that we still support Mac via Desktop 4.  
  • Will you be releasing any bug fixes or feature additions to Desktop 5?
    • No, Desktop 5 is end of life and will not be updated.


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    Simon Burt

    When will there be a release for the Mac version as I understand Dec 8th is for Windows only?

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    Simon Burt

    Never mind. Quote from Lytro support

    "We apologize for the inconvenience, but at this time, Lytro Desktop 5 is only available for Windows users..."

    "We have no plans to release a Mac version. Desktop 5 is only available to ILLUM users at this time."