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Nokia Refocus app brings Lytro-like capabilities to PureView equipped models

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Nokia Refocus app brings Lytro-like capabilities to PureView equipped models
For the many Nokia Lumia owners who love photography, we have a developing story for you. All puns aside, the new Nokia Refocus app is live in the Windows Phone Store. The app will work with any Lumia model with a PureView camera that has received the Nokia Amber update.

With the Refocus app, users can set the focus for a picture after it has been taken. Nokia also has added other features such as Color Pop. This allows you to take a picture, remove the colors so that it is in grayscale, and then add the color back only in those places where you want color. It's an effect we've all seen in advertisements, music videos or movies. Another feature, All in focus, allows you to have the entire photo in focus which removes depth from your picture. Check out the example in the slideshow below.

Once you've used Refocus to change the focal point of your picture, does your edited composition sit in your phone to rot forever? No way. Whether your using a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, you can share your photographic masterpiece with all of your social media or email buddies. You need to have a Sky Drive account because the link to the picture that you send to your pals will allow them to manipulate your picture as well.


source: NokiaRefocus via WMPowereuser

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posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:40 14

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I'm loving my WP device more, and more, everyday.. And, I've had my 920 for a year now.. I still have the same feeling of when I got it because every week there's something new.. I can't think of any device that's had this level of support.. Thanks to Microkia. Windows Phone is Awesome❕

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:51 11

2. sharz7474 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Me too, from 610, 620, now 920....can't wait to buy 1520 or any future Lumia devices...:)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:14 1

13. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


wait for the 1820...
Its gonna be exciting..

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:01 19

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3248; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


you are wrong don't give credit to ms, credit just go to only on Nokia not MS. this is not ms app, it's a Nokia's app.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 17:37 3

11. Shatter (Posts: 1967; Member since: 29 May 2013)


WP would be dead in a ditch if Nokia went with a different OS.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:21 12

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well I'll be damned. Nokia is pushing some great stuff so far. Can't wait to see what they show everyone in 2014.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:03 4

6. Gemmol (Posts: 489; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


same here

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 12:16 6

5. Muzhhur (Posts: 240; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Im on it, just amazing!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:16

7. cezarepc (Posts: 507; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Currently rocking it on my 925. Pretty cool actually.

But I don't see myself using it regularly. Fun to play with yeah but not something you will use regularly. I'd still prefer using Nokia's manual focus dials, those are pretty neat and will easily integrate in your shooting persona.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:29 3

8. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Seriously considering getting a Lumia

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:18 2

10. vhrc99 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Sep 2011)


me too

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:15 2

14. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


make me too..
Lots of them..

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:51 3

9. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Go Nokia!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 20:41 3

12. muneshyne21 (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Downloaded it. Installed it. Played with it. Yup. Awesomeness. I think I grew tired of my LG Revolution in a matter of 4 months. I keep getting more and more excited about my Lumia 928 and its constant minor improvements week after week, month after month. After Gingerbread, the LG was unsupported and dead in the water. I still have GDR3 (Bittersweet) and 8.1 to look forward to and this is after 2 major updates in the past 5 months. I also heard I actually have bluetooth 4.0 hardware that still needs activating in my phone. If Win/Nok keep this up, my phone will still be able to stand toe to toe with the new devices that come out next year. At least I know the camera still will. Xenon flash FTW!!!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:18

15. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


Its pretty rare to find someone to have Lumia's in Malaysia...
Very very very rare indeed...

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 23:27 1

16. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2335; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Amazing...I want Lumia 1520..........
Nokia FTW.

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