Stanford professor Marc Levoy has created an iPhone camera app that emulates adjustable aperture to produce a shallow depth of field, blurring the scene behind and around the photo’s subject.
SynthCam captures and combines multiple shots into a single image. Also, in its multiple captures, SynthCam collects more light than one shot would, and so can yield better pictures in low-light conditions.
The app costs 99 cents from Apple’s online App Store.
An online video of Levoy’s presentation on computational photography at our 6Sight Future of Imaging conference is here.