Today’s news brings a pleasant surprise for Lytro camera owners. It turns out the that each one of the small light field cameras has had a hidden Wi-Fi chip inside, waiting to be turned on. Well, the time for activation has come with the release of a new firmware update which activates the Wi-Fi. And just in time for the release of Lytro’s new iOS app.

The app, called Lytro Mobile, connects to your iPhone via the Wi-Fi transmitter and allows you to view camera images from your iOS device. Once you activate the app simply click the Camera feature and you will be told to select Wi-Fi from the Lytro’s menu screen. Once you tap the Wi-Fi option on your Lytro screen you will be able to wirelessly upload images directly to

The mobile app has other tricks up its sleeve. You can use the app to refocus a picture via Perspective Shift, add captions and geotagging, and share your live pictures via your favorite social network, message service, or SMS. The app also allows you to use the Lytro to make a GIF images from pictures you’ve taken. The firmware update and app are available now from Lytro and the App Store respectively.

Lytro announces iOS app, unlocks hidden Wi-Fi feature in camera originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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