Alter The Depth Of Your Images With This New Software In The Making
If you are a fan of photography, rejoice! A brand new photography technique has been discovered, that allows manipulating the images composition post taking them. The researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and tech company Nvidia described this newfound phenomenon as ‘physically unattainable’ photographs.
You have to take a big number of pictures at the same focal length, yet with the camera edging closer to the subject with each shot, in order to achieve computational zoom. Then a computational zoom algorithm splits out a 3D rendering of the scene containing multiple views based on the photo stack. That information is used to ‘synthesise multi-perspective images which have novel compositions through a user interface’ – allowing photographers to manipulate and alter a photograph’s composition by using the algorithm in real time. The software also extends the control over factors like the relative size of objects at different depths and the sense of depth of the picture. Making the final image not just one photo, but a combination of many.
Keep your eyes peeled, as the researchers are focused on distributing the software via plug-ins, that might become available in the near future!