Lytro has developed a technology to allow you to select the focus point in photographs after taking a photo. This isn’t a sharpening technique but instead is a fundamental capture of light field information that allows amazing post-processing results. What’s really cool is the company states this technology can be applied to virtually any camera technology including smartphones and point & shoot cameras. They’re planning to introduce their first camera by the end of the year and ultimately license the technology. They’re claiming cameras with their technology will be competitively priced. It will require a new image format for the “raw” data and specialized post-processing software. Still, this will be some amazing tech if it lives up to the hype. Visit the Picture Gallery for a demonstration. 

Light Field camera