“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Where is photo technology going? Computational Photography is changing the nature of photography. Instagram has made computational photography acceptable and brought it to the masses what was once limited to Photoshop. Photoshop can compute what should be in a region through computation, it can bend, spindle and mutilate pixels beyond imagination of a decade ago.
Photo technology can warp pictures and calculate color blending to allow stitching of photos to generate large hi resolution composites. Photo Technology can turn un usable pixels that were too dark or too light in pleasant images. This is now all accepted photo technology, so much that if we it was missing we could comment on the lackluster nature of the photo.
3-D printing is now all the rage and the forefront of printing. Imagine a photo technology that generates a 3-D color relief (bas relief) of an image. Cameras can now take holographic images, why not? This is not really much of a leap as all the technology is here today.
I’m a Harry Potter fan. One of the nifty things are the moving photos in newspapers and on walls.
Imagine this pre dawn image slowly or not so slowly changing and ending up at sunset. Is this unrealistic? Maybe not… We already have picture in frames that are really LCD screens showing slide shows that sit on a desk. How much more is really needed? Higher resolution, maybe different display technology so that the image is reflected light rather than transmitted, but we have the photo technology to do this today.
Today is April first, or April Fools, but where does the dreamer end and the fool begin?