Lytro is to open-source its code for the light field Living Picture player, bringing interactive imagery anywhere on the Web. The Lytro WebGL Player allows developers to seamlessly integrate galleries of living pictures taken with the Lytro Illum
light field camera into their Web properties.
Powered by Lytro's proprietary computational photography software, the Lytro WebGL Player enables the living picture format to be integrated into any website or social media platform, giving creative pioneers more places to share their work. With the freedom to share their Lytro images anywhere, visual artists will help the living pictures ecosystem take root.
"The beauty of building a new ecosystem for Light Field Photography is inviting others to help shape it," said Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal. "Photography and the Web share a similar need to engage audiences on a deeper level through immersive, interactive experiences that seamlessly blend art with digital. We are excited for this open-source project to extend the ecosystem of living pictures and help the Web's leading architects build unprecedented visual experiences for their users."
The open source code for Lytro's WebGL player will be available from 15 July 2014. For more information, have a look at the Lytro website