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Nokia Refocus finally available for all Nokia Lumias, running Windows Phone 8

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Nokia Refocus finally available for all Nokia Lumias, running Windows Phone 8
Nokia Refocus, a camera app that allows you to take a macro photo and adjust its focus later, is now available for all Nokia Lumia devices, which are running Windows Phone 8 with the Lumia Amber update. The app was released several months ago, back in November, for all Lumia smartphones that make use of the PureView imaging technology – the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia 1020, and Lumia 1520.

But what can you do with Refocus, exactly?

Well, simply put, this nifty photography app captures a set of images with different focus points one after another. After these get merged together, you can manually choose the focal point of the final image. You can opt to focus on a foreground object and the background will automatically get blurred. Should you decide to create an emphasis on the background of the image, the objects in the front become softened. If you don't feel like experimenting, however, you can choose everything to remain focused.

“As we have seen with the great imaging apps like Nokia Camera before, lots of people have been asking for it and we responded. You spoke, we listened. Now anyone that owns a Lumia can enjoy the power and creativity of Nokia Refocus”, claimed Jens Eggert, who is the Lead Program Manager of Nokia Refocus. “To create a great Refocus image, move as close as possible to the object nearest you, get that in focus – between five and ten centimetres – and ensure you’ve got something defined in the background. The best advice, however, is experimentation. Just play, it’s fun!”

It it important to say that the focus of the Refocus-taken images can be changed by anyone you've shared your creation with. You can show off your creations on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, however, you need to share them via Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service.

If you are sporting a Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8 and photograpy is your thing, the completely free Nokia Refocus app will most probably suit your liking – we recommend that you check it out. 

Download: Nokia Refocus (Windows Phone 8)


via: Nokia

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posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:21 5

1. papss (unregistered)


I updated my refocus this am.
also about to purchase a 1020 for my wife, shouldn't have sold mine on CL.. Getting her away from her iPhone finally.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:36 7

4. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


what a bad husband..... lol joking :D

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:43 2

5. papss (unregistered)


Ha! That's how I do it.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:45 2

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3264; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Would be amazing if they made for symbian a long time ago, so I could tried on my N8.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:53

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2270; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


That's what a man should do! Help his wife deciding a better phone lol!

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:31 2

2. Popeye1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


I can't download it on my L520 , I've tried it on my L1520

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 13:43

11. mayur007 (Posts: 360; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


it wont work on 520 or 620

it needs atleast 1gb ram device

thats y

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:35

3. Popeye1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


Sorry I've tried on my L1520 and it's awesome but why the app doesn't work on L520 I had the Nokia Lumia black update

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 13:44

12. mayur007 (Posts: 360; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


u need to have at least 1gb phone to use it.

520 has 512 only

but 525 supports it

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 11:17

8. sip1995 (Posts: 664; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Have it on my lumia 920.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 11:19

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 792; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Gotta try on my 521 when I get home. If it's supported that will be so cool.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 12:49

10. TuanGugu (Posts: 42; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


I cant seem to find the app on the Store with my Lumia 525... Is it supported? HELP!

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 14:58 1

13. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Nokia software gets another nod from me... Missing my Lumia dearly.

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