Dec. 21, 2009 -- A new page about digital stereo cameras and displays for images and video.

ocean life Ocean Life -- single image stereogram by Martin Simon (1991)


You need red/blue glasses for the images below.

The two images below are my experiments in creating "Julesz" photographs. Like the single image stereogram above, all the information is given by your stereoscopic depth perception. Ideally, when you look at the pictures without red/blue glasses, you should only see an abstract pattern with no clues as to any deeper content.

(81k) Pass -- MS(1995) (167k) Maggie -- MS(1995)

Below are some pictures from the Apollo missions. The astronauts sometimes made deliberate or accidental stereo images with their monoscopic Hasselblad camera by taking one exposure, hopping a little, and then taking a second exposure. (You can too, just not on the moon.)

The first image is from Apollo 15 and the other two are from Apollo 17. The stereo pairs were selected by Peter and Barbara Schultz and I did the anaglyph conversion.

Click on the thumbnail below to see the picture.

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Below is a stereo scanning electron microscope (SEM) image made by Norman Patterson which I converted to anaglyph form.

(272k) A jumping spider.

(255k) Nice hyperstereo view of Niagara Falls

The 50's was the heyday of stereo photography. The picture below was taken by Marjorie Webster at a meeting of the Hollywood Stereo Club in 1953.

(203k) Edgar Bergen taking a stereo picture of Jayne Mansfield

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