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This stereo image gallary uses the latest web viewing technology. The web browser "plug-in" called DepthCharge is supported, and it uses the Java applet called Stereoscope. Both of these programs provide the user with a wide variety of stereo viewing options. These program read JPS files, the Joint Photograph and Electronics Group standard for stereo images. JPS files are JPEG format files that contain a cross eyed stereo pair.
NOTICE: If you do not have the current Java 1.1 runtime libraries installed in your web browser then Stereoscope will not work. This button may crash your browser if it is not Java 1.1 enabled.
The Stereoscope Java applet, by Andreas Petersik, is automatically downloaded to your computer and will run if your web browser is Java 1.1 enabled. If you are unsure if you have Java 1.1 or higher enabled, then visit the Stereoscope web site (see button below). Download the latest Java runtime from Sun Microsystems. It is worth it for this and other Java applets!
The DepthCharge web browser plug-in can be downloaded from the VRex web site and installed on your computer. The latest version is DepthCharge 2.5, it works well with LCS (Liquid Crystal Shutter) glasses and even supports stereoscopic movie files. It will work on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP and also provides many stereo viewing options for those without LCS glasses.
In addition, if your browser is not Java enabled and you do not want to install a plug-in, we have a plain old red/blue anaglyph option.
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Another stereo viewing option is cross eye format. This is also a good choice if you just want to see the photograph in 2-D.
Yet another stereo viewing option is parallel format. If you can view "Magic Eye" stereograms then you will have success with this format. You need to relax your eyes and stare into the distance until the two image merge into a 3D picture. Also good for seeing the image in 2-D. The file can be saved locally as a JPEG.
The basic ways of viewing 3D on the web are:
Anaglyphic (Red/Blue). The most common stereo format. Each eye is presented with a different image by filtering out the color of the image for the other eye. Colors are distorted so a black and white image is commonly used. It is traditional to place the red filter over the left eye.
Cross eyed. Two images are displayed side by side with the stereo pair reversed so the left is on the right and the right on the left. If you cross your eyes the image can be viewed in 3-D.
Parallel or "freeview". Two images side by side as they would appear on a classic stereoview card from the 1800's. Parallel viewing works best when the two images are about 2.5 inches apart on the screen. Scroll down or use Stereoscope or DepthCharge to adjust the size of the image. Try different sizes and see which is best for you.
LCS glasses. The most common form of images for LCS glasses is the interlaced stereo pair. The two images of the stereo pair are combined into one image by interleaving one video line from the left, then one from the right, and so on. When veiwed with LCS glasses the glasses present the even lines containing one image to one eye, then the image in the odd lines to the other eye. This alternates 30 to 60 times per second, depending on the refresh rate of your computer monitor. Another approach is "page flipping" which supplies higher resolution because the left and right images do not lose every other line. Recent drivers for nVidia video boards offer great support for LCS glasses. See Christoph Bungert's Stereo3D.com web site for more information on LCS systems.