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Pictur3d is released!

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QuarkGen Software is proud to announce Pictur3D has been posted to the Google Play store, compatible with Android devices running KitKat! It enables an innovative view of any images taken using the new Lens Blur mode of the Google Camera.

Here is a video providing an overview of the application:


In case you hadn't heard, Google recently released an updated camera application for Android devices running KitKat, the Google Camera.

One of it's biggest features is the ability to take photos and refocus them after, similar to how the Lytro works. Instead of capturing light field information, it prompts the user to slowly slide their phone upwards to capture additional scene information. It then uses structure from motion and stereo vision algorithms to computationally determine how far away different parts of the scene are from the camera. This is called a depth map. If you want to read further on the topic the Google Research Blog has a great write-up on it.

Once you have the depth in…