Lytro's founder Ren Ng has always maintained that there was potential in light field photography far beyond the main refocusing trick that the Lytro Camera launched with. And when the latest Lytro desktop software update hits on December 4th, we'll get to see a couple more of those tricks: perspective shift and living filters.
Perspective shift is a subtle, but at times awesome, effect for making a Lytro image pop with 3D-like depth. Previously appearing in a video at a Hong Kong press event, it looks the same as it was before. If you click and drag around any Lytro image, it will automatically set any Lytro image—past or present—into perspective shift mode and let you move the image around ever so slightly. It's like peering into a diorama.