Mark Forman: Facebook needs to keep the metadata and copyright information intact of all posted images.Until they do this they will still not be the friend of any photographer.They also need to allow image protection from the point of view of the image owner in a way controlled by the photographer and not facebook.Image theft on the web is rampant and facebook has done little or nothing so far to stem this problem.
Many people (myself included) add copyright information to their metadata. On my Canons I place it in the 'owner's name' space.
As for this 'improvement' I say "meh"; I don't put up anything wider than 900 ppi as it is.
Ashley Pomeroy: I sincerely hope it turns out well. I suspect it'll end up like the Wankel Rotary Engine - a niche thing, with fans - but it's nice to have a bit of diversity. I can remember when the possibilities of digital imaging seemed endless, but over time the technology seems to have homogenised, with most of the effort going into the packaging; if this could be made to shoot video the results would be beautiful.
Although I worry that the technology is too complicated to add to an existing imaging system, as a kind of added ingredient, and conversely too esoteric to capture a mass market. I wonder if it could be built into lenses, so that e.g. you could stick a 70-200mm f/2.0 Selective Focus lens on your Canon, or what-have-you?
@Ashley Pomeroy: I fear it will be less like the Wankel Rotary Engine (which is still available from Mazda) and more like the Nimslo 3D camera of the 1980s.