LYTRO ILLUM

Settings

You can open the Settings menu from either Capture or Playback Mode by tapping the Settings icon in the Menu Bar. The Settings menu will fill the screen, replacing whatever was displayed. Swipe the touchscreen to scroll up or down through the menu.

To close the Settings menu, tap CAPTURE at the top left of the screen, or press the shutter button halfway. The camera will always return to Capture Mode when exiting Settings. To return to Playback Mode, tap the Playback Mode icon in the Menu Bar again, press the Fn button, or swipe the screen from left to right.

Format SD card

For best performance, format your SD card in the LYTRO ILLUM after transferring the Pairing data to the Lytro Desktop, and again after using it in any other device. Please note that formatting the card will erase any data stored on it. To begin, tap FORMAT SD CARD in the Settings menu. A window will open with two options: FORMAT or CANCEL. To continue with formatting, tap FORMAT. When formatting is complete, tap DONE to return to the Settings menu.

Brightness

Adjust the brightness of the screen by tapping BRIGHTNESS in the Settings menu and dragging the slider. Or slide the AUTO-BRIGHTNESS selector to the ON position, and the camera will automatically adjust the brightness to the lighting conditions.

Sounds

Tap SOUNDS in the Settings menu, and by dragging the slider, adjust the volume of the sounds produced by the camera. Turn off either all sounds or just the touch sounds by sliding the appropriate selector to the OFF position.

Exposure simulation

The live view can be set to simulate the exposure that will result if a Living Picture is captured using the current settings. To activate exposure simulation, open the Settings menu, look for EXPOSURE SIMULATION, and slide the selector to the AUTO position.

Clipping warning

When clipping warning is turned on, pulsing stripes will indicate any areas of the Live View that will be overexposed if a Living Picture is captured using the current settings. To activate clipping warning, open the Settings menu, look for CLIPPING WARNING, and slide the selector to the ON position.

Instant preview

Set the duration of the instant preview from 1 to 15 seconds or turn instant preview off. Open the Settings menu, and tap INSTANT PREVIEW. Swipe up to see additional duration options. Tap on a selection to set the duration. A half press of the shutter button dismisses the preview and immediately restores the live view.

File format

You can select which file format the camera records in, Lytro RAW or Lytro XRAW. Tap FILE FORMAT in the Settings menu, then tap on your selection.

Lytro RAW files contain the raw light field picture data and can only be viewed on the camera or on a computer running a copy of Lytro Desktop that has been paired with the camera. Lytro XRAW files contain the raw light field picture data as well as the pairing data required to properly process the light field. Lytro XRAW can viewed using any copy of Lytro Desktop, but is a much larger file.

iOS Connect

To connect your iOS device to the LYTRO ILLUM over Wi-Fi, open the Settings menu and tap iOS CONNECT. Set ACCESS POINT to ON.

On your iOS device, go to Settings, Wi-Fi. Make sure Wi-Fi is activated. Under CHOOSE A NETWORK, tap OTHER. Enter the network name as displayed on the camera (be sure to use uppercase and lowercase letters exactly as shown). Select WPA security, and enter the password as displayed on the camera. If the iOS device is within range, it should connect to the camera’s network.

Long exposure noise reduction

Activate this feature to reduce noise in Living Pictures taken with long exposure times. Look for LONG EXPOSURE NOISE REDUCTION in the Settings menu and slide the selector to the ON position. Then, whenever a long exposure time is selected (either manually or automatically), the camera will take a second picture using the same settings, but with the shutter closed — recording only noise. Because the noise recorded in the two pictures will be very similar, the camera can use the second picture to identify the noise and suppress it in the picture.

Camera controls

Many of the physical camera controls can be assigned different functions, others can have their functions modified in one way or another. Tap CAMERA CONTROLS in the Settings menu to open the camera controls submenu containing the options below.

Shutter Half-press

Tap to display the five functions that may be assigned to the half press of the shutter button: AEL (autoexposure lock), AF (engage autofocus), AF + AEL (engage autofocus and autoexposure lock), and OFF. Tap an option to select it.

Exposure Dials

Tap to display the two options, DEFAULT and ALTERNATE, for the functions assigned to each dial in the various exposure modes. Tap an option to select it. The assignments for each dial in each exposure mode are shown below.

DEFAULT P; Program Mode I; ISO Priority Mode S; Shutter Priority Mode M; Manual Mode
Front dial NA Shutter speed ISO Shutter speed
Rear dial EV Compensation EV Compensation EV Compensation ISO
ALTERNATE
Front dial EV Compensation EV Compensation ISO ISO
Rear dial NA Shutter Speed EV Compensation Shutter Speed

Lens Rings

Tap to display the two options, DEFAULT and ALTERNATE, for behavior of the lens rings. Tap an option to select it.

Rearrange Menu

Tap to display all of the touch control icons that can be assigned to the Menu Bar. The pages of the Menu Bar are shown as columns from left to right. Icons are shown in their current positions, and those that are currently assigned are illuminated. To relocate an assigned icon, tap and drag it to a new location.

To assign an icon to the Menu Bar, double-tap it. The icon will illuminate and is now available to tap and drag to relocate it.

Remap Buttons

Tap to assign any of a range of functions to each of the four physical buttons on the back of the camera. There is an illustration of the four buttons, labeled A, B, C, and D. To the right appears the same four letters, each followed by the function currently assigned to it. Tap one of these to assign a different function.

A list of options will be displayed. Swipe up to scroll to additional options. The current function is indicated by a checkmark, and options that are currently assigned to one of the other three buttons are indicated by the letter of that button. Tap a function to assign it, and then the first screen appears.

AEL

Tap to display the three options for behavior of the AEL button, then tap an option to select it. Select WHILE PRESSED, and autoexposure will be locked only while the AEL button is pressed. Select CONTINUOUS, and pressing the AEL button will lock autoexposure until the button is pressed again. Select ONE SHOT, and pressing the AEL button will lock autoexpsoure until the shutter has been triggered.

General

Tap GENERAL in the Settings menu to open the submenu containing the options below.

Date & Time

Tap to display the selection wheels for the date and time. Swipe up or down to change any selection. Choose the 24-hour clock option by swiping the selector to the ON position.

Time Zone

Tap to display a list of locations and their respective time zones. Swipe up to scroll to additional locations/zones. Tap to make a selection.

Language

Tap to display the options for the language used by the camera. Tap to make a selection.

Distance Measurements

To change the unit of measurement used by the camera, slide this selector from feet to meters or vice versa.

About

Tap to display information about the camera. This information includes the Firmware version currently installed on the camera.

Update Firmware

Tap to update the camera firmware, which takes several minutes. A window will open with two options: CANCEL or UPDATE. To continue with the update, tap UPDATE.

Transfer Pairing Data to SD Card

Tap to transfer the camera Pairing data to the SD card, which may take a few minutes. A window will appear with two options: CANCEL or TRANSFER To continue with the transfer, tap TRANSFER.

The Pairing data is required by the Lytro Desktop to optimally process pictures, and will be automatically copied off of the SD card by the Lytro Desktop the first time pictures are imported from that card. The Pairing data requires approximately 2GB of free space on the SD card.

Help

Replay the walk-through of the camera’s most unique controls and features that played during initial set-up. Tap HELP, then tap FIRST TIME USER HELP.

Reset

Reset the camera to factory settings. The default functions will be restored for all buttons and controls, and only the default touch control icons will be assigned to the Menu Bar. Tap RESET. A window will open with two options: RESET or CANCEL. To continue with the reset, tap RESET.