Nokia has had a checkered 2012 thus far. We've learned about massive job cuts worldwide and billion-dollar quarterly losses, but on the other hand Lumia sales have picked up steam and the market is actually showing confidence in Windows Phone 8. One of the more interesting bright spots of the year was when Nokia announced it would be acquiring Scalado, a camera software company whose technologies are licensed in all kinds of smartphones.
Today Nokia has issued a press release to announce the completed buyout of Scalado. Fifty "camera specialists" will be joining Nokia's team in Lund, Finland. A new Nokia Conversations post teases what features the new team members are working on. We're especially keen to hear about a Lytro-esque feature where one can go back to an old photo and refocus on different parts of the image:
"We can also change the way in which you capture memories. We’re talking about ‘recapturing’ moments. Your photos can contain so much information that you can go back and make new pictures that are completely different, in non-destructive ways – maybe focused on the sunset that was behind your girlfriend’s shoulder in the original.”
We're personally expecting to see a big leap forward from Nokia when it comes to the camera quality in future Lumia devices, and Scalado could be a key piece to turning that into a reality.
Source: Nokia, Nokia Conversations