|Stereophotography is one of my hobbies and, when not working on improving MyAlbum, I enjoy taking and viewing stereo
pictures as well as reading everything related to stereo.
Some links related to stereoscopic photography:
Some usefull and free stereoscopic softwares:
|MyAlbum & stereo
Although MyAlbum is not a stereoscopic viewer, it has many features usefull to the stereoscopist.
|Working with two monitors
Dual output graphic cards have become common and inexpensive. They allow to plug a second monitor
to the computer doubling the workspace size.
MyAlbum detects how many monitors are connected to your computer, you can then select to use only one monitor or use the whole virtual screen. By placing the monitors side by side, a wide picture will be displayed using both monitors and, in the case of a stereo picture (left-right pair in a single file), the left and right pictures of the pair will naturally be displayed on the left and right monitors.
Stereo pictures can be displayed using:
- two video LCD or DLP projectors and a silver screen.
- two standard computer monitors for cross-eyed viewing.
- two standard computer monitors with a vertical mirror (see Prof. John Hart's device for instance).
Note: The MAX_JPSView extension is able to mirror one of the picture or to swap the pictures on the fly.
Download: Standard version and Unicode version
Plugin for viewing stereoscopic JPS files.
Use this plugin to view JPS files with MyAlbum. JPS are stereo JPEG files with both the left and the right pictures stored in the same file. Viewing can be done in parallel, cross-eyed, over-under, mirrored or with anaglyph (red-cyan or blue-yellow) glasses.
A set of keyboard shortcuts can be defined to easily change the viewing method or to exchange the left and right pictures without leaving the full-screen display.
It can also be used with the MyAlbum Viewer.
|MyAlbum has an integrated script tool. Scripts can be used for instance to automate
complex and/or repetitive tasks or add new features to the application.
The script collection has now more than 120 scripts available (written by myself or by other MyAlbum users
kind enough to share their creations) and amongts them there is a Stereo section with about 20
With these scripts you can for instance:
- Join pairs of pictures in stereo pictures,
- Split stereo pictures in left and right pictures,
- Generate anaglyphs,
- Launch stereo mounting software directly from your album (StereoPhoto Maker for instance),
- Build stereo web galleries using java applets,
- Transfer the stereo pictures from a pair of digital cameras,
- Build stereo contact sheets,
Click here to go to the Stereo scripts page.
|Using the MAX_JPSView to print pictures.
You can use the JPSView extension as a preprocessor for printing your stereo pictures.
Making prints for a device with mirror(s):
If you are using a viewing device with one mirror (like the Albatros for instance) you will have to print one of the views mirrored.
|Viewing stereo pictures on the Web
Browsing the web for stereoscopic pictures can be sometimes a little frustrating:
|Too much stereo!
Cross-eyed version (click here for a larger picture - 372 KB)
Busted anaglyph glasses from 3D Cafe
CoolTubes Font by Jim Evins
Rendered with StereoPOV
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