Microsoft’s continued efforts to rebrand the Nokia lineup of apps has continued with the update yesterday of Nokia Refocus to Lumia Refocus. The renaming of the apps has been part of the overall process of Microsoft absorbing the Nokia brand and focusing the devices and apps to the Lumia name. For diehard Nokia fans it is a painful process but is one that undoubtedly will continue.
Lumia Refocus, for those who don’t know, is one of the great photo apps that is available for from Microsoft. As the name suggest, it allows you to take a photo and have any part of that photo in focus or have the entire photo in focus. It is also dead simple to use. Just point your Lumia Windows Phone’s camera a near object and tap the screen. The app will then capture the entire photo in focus where you can then go in and select what you want in focus.
With the photo captured in Lumia Refocus, you can also do Color Pop to have one color of the photo highlighted and the others
turned into a black & white photo. Once you are satisfied with your work simply save it to your Camera Roll. Like I said, simple.
One of the things that has impressed me in moving to Windows Phone has been the serious number of great apps that come under the now Lumia name and Lumia Refocus is one of those apps. It is literally a point, snap and touch to edit the photos and it produces some fantastic results.
If you have Nokia Refocus on your Windows Phone and have automatic updates enabled, you have likely already received the update to the new Lumia name. Functionally there is no difference in this release, it is all about the name. If you don’t have the app you can find it in the Windows Phone Store under the Lumia Refocus name. As always I’ve put links to the app in the store in this post.
Lumia Refocus requires Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 and works on any Windows Phone. It is a 6MB download.