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 Output formats for VR   Brandon Kipp   2022年3月18日(金) 11:23     Mail

First, thank you so much for making SPM!!! I can't believe this is free and I'm so happy I found it.

I'm looking for advice on how to format stereo photos with SPM such that they could be viewed in stereo on a VR headset. Is there a VR viewer (I have an Oculus, but I can access others) for stereo photos and what kind of format do you think those types of viewers would support?

I'm working on turning my grandfathers stereo photos (about 4600 slides) into a VR stereo photo library that the rest of his grandkids can view. I have already scanned all of the photos with a stereo slide scanner (I'm starting with his slides) and I have uploaded left and right photos to google photos.

I have downloaded SPM and figured out how to make the basic things work - I can make a stereo slide in various formats, but I'm not really sure how I could present this in a VR format. Any help is much appreciated.

My grandpa was a huge stereo photography buff - he had hundreds of cameras and always had one on him. Just to give you an idea of what he took: here is one of the google photo albums with the left-right photos in it (I have them organized on my hard drive in left-right folders):

And here is a spreadsheet listing all of the albums that I have scanned and uploaded:

I realize there will be some post-processing to do to make these into clean stereo photos, but I'm up for it, and my family supports me in this.

My uncle is a programmer and says that if I need to write a VR viewer for stereo photos he will help me.

Thank you again.


    Bill Costa   2022年3月18日(金) 14:11    HP Mail [Edit]

My suggestion is joining the Photo-3D mailing list forum and post your questions there. You can find the list's web page here:

The list has over 2,000 members with a wide variety of experience with photographic 3D images, slide scanning, and VR. It looks like you are off to a great start.

Bill Costa
co-moderator of the Photo-3D list.

    Daniel Pohl   2022年4月15日(金) 21:14    HP Mail [Edit]
I hope it is okay to post this here in reply to the question for a virtual reality image viewer for the Meta Quest and Quest 2. We are developing such an app and have just recently released it. It supports loading MPO-files and various VR180 and VR360 formats:

    Daniel Pohl   2022年4月15日(金) 21:44    HP Mail [Edit]
I hope it is okay to post this here in reply to the question for a virtual reality image viewer for the Meta Quest and Quest 2. We are developing such an app and have just recently released it. It supports loading MPO-files and various VR180 and VR360 formats:

 Multiple lines of text?   allen lutins   2022年4月1日(金) 9:33     Mail
It would be nice to be able to enter a carriage return (say, CTL-ENTER or ALT-ENTER) to easily add multiple lines of text using the "Add Text" tool!

 Crash when saving   Bernie Roehl   2020年12月16日(水) 7:11     Mail
Everything's working great -- I can create beautiful anaglyph images, and view them within StereoPhoto Maker.

However, when I try to save the image, SPM crashses. :-(

I've tried both the 64 and 32 bit versions, with a variety of images.

In case it's a memory issue... the images are about 1500 by 1500 pixels, and I've tried resizing them to 1024 in SPM. Same result.

I'm running 64-bit Windows 10.

    Masuji Suto   2020年12月16日(水) 17:51    HP [Edit]
I use StereoPhoto Maker almost every day and have never encountered such a problem. Also, I have never been notified of such issues by other people.

    Masuji Suto   2020年12月16日(水) 18:23    HP [Edit]
I don't know the cause, but maybe the registry is corrupted.
Could you try Menu -> Help -> Remove All Registry Entries to clear the registry, and then try the same operation?
(See an attached image)

    Michael E Balzer   2022年3月4日(金) 11:16    HP Mail [Edit]
Same issue except many of the features cause it to close. I am on the latest version of Windows 10 Pro

Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 21H1
Installed on ‎9/‎10/‎2020
OS build 19043.1526
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0

Stphmkrpro 625

    Masuji Suto   2022年3月5日(土) 8:59    HP [Edit]
To: Michael E Balzer

I use StereoPhoto Maker daily on several computers and have never had a crash.
Could you please check on another PC ?
If the crash is caused by a specific operation, please let me know what that operation is.

 SBS   Petr   2022年2月24日(木) 22:35     Mail
It would be nice to have functionality to save pictures for SBS projected by projector. Seems like SBS with stretched in width.

    Ned   2022年2月15日(火) 22:36   
For future versions, would it be possible to have an option to stretch the depth along the Z axis when generating the image from depth maps? Sometimes the results are a little flatter than I'd prefer and it would helpful if I could exaggerate them from the source.

 mac command not working to open app   Rebecca   2022年1月10日(月) 21:49     Mail

I am trying to instal on a mac. I paste the command on your page to be able to open the mac file, in terminal. Usually the mac gives a message that says "download anyway" but on the new operating system it does not give that option. So macs do NTO normally do this.

Either way - the command you list on the site is not woring in the terminal. Can you give step by step directions. It says "command not found.This is what I tried in various ways after typing "command""
sudo xattr -r -d Then I drag the app and or the zip file I tried both.

Please send detailed instructions as i am not used to using terminal - the video DOES NOT HELP at all, it seems to suddenly end and we are no sure what is happening in the crucial end part of the video, thanks!!!


    Masuji Suto   2022年1月11日(火) 17:51    HP [Edit]
You do not understand the meaning of [Full Path].
You need to specify the location where is located. For example, placed on my Desktop as shown in the figure is "/User/m1suto/Desktop/".
Of course, it is different from your Desktop.
After pasting "sudo xattr -r -d " into Terminal, drag and drop the icon in Terminal, and [Full Path] will be automatically filled in.
After that, press Enter and you will be prompted to enter your password, enter your password and press Enter. You will see a number of errors as shown in the picture, but you should be able to start SPM.

    Alun Thomas   2022年2月3日(木) 6:56     Mail [Edit]

I am still having trouble when trying to do this in terminal. I am using the M1 Pro Mac if that makes any difference? I paste the text and then move over the app from the desktop but still get the error message when I try to open.

Any thoughts?

    Masuji Suto   2022年2月3日(木) 10:19    [Edit]
To Alun Thomas

First, please capture and post what you type in your shell script and the error message that appears afterwards.

    Alun   2022年2月5日(土) 22:26     Mail [Edit]
Hi Masuji,

Hopefully the image attaches. The text scrolls down for a lot.


    Masuji Suto   2022年2月6日(日) 7:11    HP [Edit]
Hi Alun

I don't know why, but the message is totally different from my M1 Macbook Air.
I've also uploaded a video to Youtube so you can check it out.

SPM on Mac uses WineskinServer, so it may work if you download and set up WineskinServer.
You can find many ways to use WineskinServer by searching for it.

 Thanks   Vineeth    2022年1月28日(金) 21:27   
Hi, Thanks for the Really nice Program, It is really simple and easy to use for novice users like me. :)

 Drawing on photos   Colin Mazengarb   2022年1月27日(木) 12:17     Mail

this is a great program and thanks for making it available.

I am wondering if a new function could be added?

I work with historic aerial photos to understand landscape features and map them. Currently I use two applications at once (stereophotomaker and mapping software) and eye-ball transfer the features one from the other. What I would like to do is to draw these features directly in the stereo view onto one of the images as an overlay. Once finished I would export the interpreted image and georeference it in the mapping software. I would be interested in your thoughts if this is possible.


    Per Bjorklund   2022年1月20日(木) 0:25     Mail
Hi, thanks for a great program!

I'm having some issues with the Lume Pad 4V conversion tool, using a normal 2d image and a depth map. Some of the pictures I've converted have a row of blank / white pixels at the top of the picture. Sometimes the entire row is blank, sometimes only partially. I've been using it in portrait mode if that makes a difference.

 President   Gemal Seede   2022年1月12日(水) 4:43    HP Mail
StereoPhoto Maker is amazing. I don't know what I would do without it.

I'm having difficulty generating a depth map for Looking Glass. I've downloaded and installed dmag5 and dmag9, and when I try to "Create Depth Map from Stereo Pair" and then locate the director for dmag, I get an Error "Can't find dmag*.exe".

Can you kindly tell me if this is a bug, or if I am doing something wrong?

    Masuji Suto   2022年1月12日(水) 17:37    HP [Edit]
What you need is not DMAG5 and DMAG9, but DMAG5 and DMAG9b.
DMAG9 and DMAG9b are completely different programs.

Download the compressed file containing the necessary DMAGs from here, and unzip it for use.
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