Formats

Here you can learn more about the different supported 3d formats. Visit devices for information about the supported devices.

This classic stereoscopic format is well know as ‘Anaglyph’. Red/cyan images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the color-coded anaglyph glasses, each of the two images reaches the eye it's intended for, revealing an integrated stereoscopic image. This format can be viewed on every screen.

The Left and Right format can be viewed with active and passive 3D glasses on your 3D display. Active 3D glasses work by only presenting the image intended for the left eye while blocking the right eye's view, then presenting the right-eye image while blocking the left eye, and repeating this so rapidly that the interruptions do not interfere with the perceived fusion of the two images into a single 3D image.

Active shutter glasses work on a battery, where passive/polorized glasses do not.

Passive glasses or Polorized glasses don't work with a battery. These glasses are used in cinemas, but also many 3D TV’s make use of them. The viewer wears low-cost eyeglasses which contain a pair of different polarizing filters. As each filter passes only that light which is similarly polarized and blocks the light polarized in the opposite direction, each eye sees a different image. This is used to produce a three-dimensional effect by projecting the same scene into both eyes, but depicted from slightly different perspectives. Several people can view the stereoscopic images at the same time.

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The 3D wiggle can be viewed without any eyewear and can be viewed on every display. Your wiggle photo is devided in 12 different images of the same photo. Where each image shows a differen angle. Give it a try, move your mouse over the background image.

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The Oculus rift format also uses a left and right image. The difference is in the shape of the side-by-side image. For viewing this image you will need a Oculus Rift device.

The 2D+Z-depth format is used with glasses-free 3D displays. Together with the original 2D photo a Depth image is added, also named Depth map. This is an image with the same size as the 2D image. Each pixel of the Depth map corresponds to a pixel of the 2D image and indicates the distance of the corresponding 2D pixel to the observer.