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

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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16 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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 Awesomeā¯•

2. sharz7474

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

13. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

6. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

same here

5. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Im on it, just amazing!

7. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

8. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Seriously considering getting a Lumia

10. vhrc99

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 15, 2011

me too

14. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

make me too.. Lots of them..

9. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Go Nokia!

12. muneshyne21

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 09, 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!!!

15. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

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