Turbguy1: Hard to believe you cannot achieve a very similar effect in PP...
Extract the subject, run the swirl effect on the background, then place subject back and maybe you can get this effect. That's a heck of a lot of work. Like polarizers, there's just some things best suited at the camera level. :)
lylejk: What's with this. Crop and overlay is not processing by anyone's book. Sad. This will be the last time I bother with entering any contest at DPR with such stringent esoteric constraints which weren't fully outlined until you passed your rebuttle to me via private note. I will be spieling my discontent as well.
OK; a mia cuppa of sorts. The 15% is the occupied space and had nothing to do with processing. My anger just got a head of my reading eyes. Still, ridiculous rules. Why call it a cat contest when you can barely make out the cat? :)
What's with this. Crop and overlay is not processing by anyone's book. Sad. This will be the last time I bother with entering any contest at DPR with such stringent esoteric constraints which weren't fully outlined until you passed your rebuttle to me via private note. I will be spieling my discontent as well.
Never played with Flickr Wall since it appeared they wanted me to buy a print first (and cheap b@stard I am) so no loss for me. :)
We do need a better format then jpeg. This format almost seems too good to be true since it also supports alpha channel (transparency) as well as has a lossless mode (but not sure if that ability is better then PNG). Still, I do hope it gets browswer support shortly. :)
Hard to believe this is real. Amazing. Just wish they could solve the infinitely read/write issues with solid state HD memory. :)
1drey: Much more attractive alternative imo: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/giroptic/the-worlds-first-full-hd-360-camera
Competition; a good thing. Thanks for sharing that link. :)
Nothing short of awesome technology. Kudos to this guy. :)
Not sure I would spend $1,600 on this one despite finally looking like a camera (sort of anyway). :)
I can imagine the lawsuits when the power source destroys the eyes of those wearing these devices when those sources vaporize. :)
Saw a video on this one a few days ago. Very interesting technology. A gamechanger if they can make a car battery using this technology, but for cameras it would be cool too. The prototype that I saw looked, well, bulky, but I'm sure the finished product will be ergo. :)
Just question if the OM-G deserves it's moniker or not. lol
Judge was right. What was reckless? If indeed one of these photo-drones physically caused harm, then they may have a case. I heard of no such injury. :)
And I thought My VLUX-1 was expensive. lol
Just hope I can find a replacement battery for my VLUX-1 soon. :)
Just noticed another thing about this pattern; it reminds me of a Hilbert space filling curve. Fuji may be doing some form of fractal manipulation for enhancing images possibly. :)
I would call it the Mondriaan sensor. A tribute to neoplastic artists everywhere. :)
Why not just keep the images in the ball cameral an take the card out later. You have little control of the result anyway once the ball's thrown. I refuse to own a smart phone for instance, so this product won't work for me. Regardless, I rather have a check mini-copter and take arial photos for landscape work, but even that cost is in excess of what I'm willing to pay for. :)
Other then the weird looking dudes with their arms raised (lol), this is a fantastic way to capture panos. Guess the dudes can later be cloned out of existance. ;)
The problem Lytro, indeed, all plenoptic cameras are they are too expensive and nearly useless other then for it's toy aspects. Until you can print images using this technology, the only folk that get any benifit maybe at all with the result are social media image sites and even there, it's limited. Give me a lytro that can print 8X10 @ 254 dpi and for under $400 that can run software in Windows or Linux, then I might byte (it's a digital world now). lolol