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StereoPhoto Maker(SPM) functions as a versatile stereo image editor \ viewer and can automatically batch-align hundreds of images and mount them to the 'window'.

It may be run on all versions of Windows and PowerPC and Intel Macs (with emulation or virtual-machine software).
StereoPhoto Maker on Mac (for Mac OS Sierra)

It also allows users with no knowledge of HTML to create WebPages using the 'StereoPhotoViewer Applet'. You simply upload the contents of the applet-project to a Server using a freeware FTP program. More experienced users can create the entire webpage themselves or amend the file produced by SPM.

StereoPhoto Maker Ver5.30e 1682KByte 15/Jul/2019
StereoPhoto Maker Ver4.34 include help file 24429KByte 10/JUL/2011
StereoPhoto Maker 64bit Ver5.10 2075KByte 21/Mar/2015
Online help
A very useful 'SPM Beginner's Guide' , 'BeginnersSPMGuideIllustrated_FujiW1_V3' and 'SPM Clone Tool Instructions' has kindly been provided by David Starkman, and 'Stereo Cards(ProShow)' or 'Stereo Cards(PDF)' by David Kuntz, and 'An illustrated Beginner's Guide to StereoPhotoMaker' by ©StereoDoro.

- Depth Map generation from 2D image by Google AI
- Add to support Nokia in Menu->Edit->Depth map-> Open Jpeg include depth map.
- Add 'Horizontal and Vertical adjustment' option in Menu->File->Multiple images->Auto rotaion adjustment
- Add 'Horizontal' only mode in 'set Point' button in Menu->File->Multiple images->X/Y adjustment & Cropping

-Fix the problem that the trimming position shifts when Half width SBS / Half height A/B mode
-Fix the problem that 16bit PNG images such as iPhone screenshots are not displayed correctly

- SPM can read the calibration values from the Looking Glass via USB.
- Added Looking Glass position auto detect mode.
- Added 'Keep Aspect-ratio with border' option in each 'Create LKG image' dialogues.
More detailed description

- Add Menu->edit->Depth map->ChromDepth Conversion

- Add Menu->edit->Depth map->2D+Depth 3D Photo Preview
Please use front(black) depth map. When you use front(white) depth map, double click on preview screen.
- Support 360 SBS/interlace/anaglyph preview in Menu->edit->360/180 image->360/180 image Preview

- Add "Save as Facebook 3D Photo(2D+Depth)..." in menu->edit->Depth map
How to make Facebook 3D Photo from Stereo pair

- Added some functions for the Looking Glass

- Added Facebook 3D photo saving
Note: To upload your 3D photo, you’ll need either an iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max. 3D Photos can only be uploaded on mobile from these devices (Required by Facebook)

- Added Selected Blur

- Bug-fix for Averaging histogram

- Added Averaging histogram
- Added Grayscale and Sepia color conversion
- Added color levels adjustment
- Added tone-curve color adjustment
New features presentation video

2018/08/18 : How to make 3D mirror effected rotation image by SPM
2018/08/10 : How to make 3D wiggle movie from stereo pair
2018/08/07 : StereoPhoto Maker Ver5.26m
2018/08/05 : StereoPhoto Maker Ver5.26k beta
2018/08/05 : StereoPhoto Maker Ver5.26j beta
2018/08/03 : 3D little planet from 2D360 image + depth map with SPM
2018/08/03 : How to make 3D wiggle movie with SPM
2018/08/02 : 3D little planet created by SPM
2018/07/28 : Create depth maps from stereo pairs

- Added front floating window feature

- Added reverse Depth map feature
(SPM recognize as Front side is black and back side is white)

- You can load the depth map image from the portrait picture of dual lens smartphone (Apple/Samsung/Motorola/Huawei).
- Improve the Gap filling algorithm of converting from 2D+Depth map to 3D image.
- Improve the 3D 360 editing.

Add 3D 360degree feature
Support powerpoint remote controls for paging.

This version adds 'Border setting...' for Saving Universal View.

- Save Universal View
- Join Image
- Corrected HTML5 Stereo viewer cookie problem (Ver0.3 -> 0.4)

- Making lens blur image from 2D + Depth map

- 2D->3D Conversion with Google Camera's Depth map

Bug-fix of HTML5 Stereo viewer(Ver0.2->0.3)

- You can rotate the logo image in 'Add logo' feature.
- You can use over 3G byte memory in 64 bit OS.

- Added 3D Mirror effect
- Making the Rotating illusion image
- Making HTML5 Stereo Viewer with thumbnail menu page
- Making a batch file for SNS-HDR Lite
'SPM Clone Tool Instructions' has kindly been provided by David Starkman

- We can now change the size of the save dialog.
- 'No compression ghosting' message bug-fix in the save dialog for BMP/TIF/PNG file saving.
- HTML5 Stereo Viewer updated.

more history ...

Great thanks to David Sykes for the English-language documentation.

Stereo Photo Samples 1
Stereo Photo Samples 2
Popup Anaglyph Samples
Auto Alignment Sample Images

Show/Edit GEO tags
Auto Alignment(autopano)
Batch Auto Alignment of Stereo Pairs using Autopano or Autopano-sift
Create 'wobble' or 'wiggle' animated GIF's
Associating with InternetExplorer
How to create Popup Anaglyph
Using twinned-cameras with SPM
Running two Instances of 'Open Image file list'
'Add Overlay Image' feature
Viewing Mirrored Images with Single Monitor
Print Stereo Card...
Alignment mode
Resampling mode
No Jpeg Compression Ghosting for Anaglyph
Automatically adjusts an image to the color/brightness
HSL (hue, saturation, lightness) color-adjustment mode

Most stereo-viewing methods are supported together with a monoscopic mode:-

- Autostereoscopic displays using vertical interlacing
- IZ3D monitor, Sharp 3D LCD, 3D DLP TV.
- Single 2D image (useful for saving or printing)
- Freeviewing (Parallel-eyed or Cross-eyed)
- Color anaglyphs or Grayscale anaglyphs (red-cyan, red-green, red-blue, yellow-blue with gamma correction)
- Liquid Crystal Shutter Glasses (horizontal or vertical Interlacing or Page Flipping) currently requires Winx3D , the NVidia Stereo Driver, NVidia 3D Vision or a graphics card supporting quad-buffered OpenGL.
Winx3D is no longer available from the original website.
This was discussed on 'stereo3d' forum and a Link given for the archived documentation.

Alternatively, RivaTuner may be used to patch an NVidia GeForce to a 'Quadro' making OpenGL stereo and other 'professional' features available.

OpenGL stereo is the only mode that lets you display a stereo image in a normal window.
You can open multiple instances of SPM to create many stereo windows that may be aligned, moved or resized.
For the NVidia link, ensure your browser Java-scripting is enabled and in the three columns
select 'Consumer3D Stereo', 'All Graphics Cards' and 'Windows98/ME/2000/XP'before clicking 'Go!' .
You can also download the NVidia Stereo User Guide.
Run the NVidia tests to determine the fastest refresh-rate for your monitor at each required screen-resolution.

Runtime Options

SPM may be opened from it's Icon, a shortcut, dragging-and-dropping an image or image-pair onto the icon or already-opened window, from a batch-file or by file-extension association.

Associate a file extension with SPM and open in a window or fullscreen with preferred viewing mode.
Command-line options allow you to specify an image or an image-pair or start a slideshow.
The SPM Program-window may be maximised on startup if desired.

Image Viewing

Support for MPO files, as used by the Fuji Real 3D digital stereo camera.
User-defined grid-overlay in all stereo viewing modes except page-flipping.
Create 360 degree stereo panoramas using a single rotating real or virtual camera
Auto-scrolling of horizontal and vertical stereo Panoramas. See animation
Continuous rotation of 360 degree stereo panoramas (without requiring quad-buffered OpenGL graphic-card)
Use a household mirror to encourage the general public to enjoy stereo images without freeviewing or anaglyph glasses
Select screen background color
Define a tricolor image-border and Show/Hide it from the toolbar
Add stereo, drop-shadow text to image
Add a stereo logo to the image
Save/restore all settings associated with a default text (such as a © Copyright notice)
Save/restore all settings associated with a default logo
Zoom In and Zoom Out (operated with mouse wheel)with resampling OFF (for speed) or ON (for image quality).
Image Scroll (operated with mouse drag)
Left-Right Image swap
View vertical panoramas of planetary surfaces
Support for a two or three-button mouse

Image Manipulation

Project stereo image onto a sphere.
Single or multiple floating windows to reduce anaglyph ghosting problems
Create images for display on 3D-ready DLP TV's.
Clone brush to adjust stereo depth of incorrectly positioned features.
Automatically align and correct stereo-pairs and mount them to the window.
Automatic cropping of blank space after certain Easy Adjustment operations.
Image may be corrected for vertical disparity error with a resolution of one pixel and positioned in stereo-space.
Reduced ghosting for anaglyphs using realtime Lab and RGB color-space controls.
Manual color-adjustment in realtime using HSL color-space. Work on entire color-range or just a particular hue.
Fuzzy Borders may be added to reduce retinal-rivalry caused by stereo-window violations.
Automatically adjust the brightness/color of one image to a correctly-exposed reference image.
Define a pair of homologous points that SPM will automatically position at the stereo-window, correcting any vertical error.
Add Overlay Image to your background for decorative framing or simple stereo-compositing.
Create a Popup Anaglyph still-image or object-movie for print or flat-screen viewing.
Custom Optimization of Anaglyph R,G,B mixing and contrast.
Save and Restore Custom optimized anaglyph parameters.
Save a JPG anaglyph with no compression ghosting.
One or both images may be mirrored horizontally or flipped vertically to accomodate any custom/commercial taking and viewing equipment.
Image frame may be rotated 90 degrees left or 90 degrees right or image-pair may be rotated within frame by any angle.
Hue, saturation, lightness and gamma of the individual images may be altered.
The images may be sharpened
Crop the image to any size or to one of five custom-sizes
Crop the image to a user-defined aspect-ratio
Accurately crop large, zoomed-in images (such as panoramas)
Resize using pixel-resize or bilinear interpolation, retaining aspect-ratio if desired
Resize image in fine increments of 0.1% (useful when using cameras in tandem or correcting lens mismatch).
When resizing, retain aspect-ratio with or without a border
Automatic correction of image-rotation errors
Manual correction of image 'keystone' errors.
Manual correction of barrel-distortion, especially in wide-angle lenses
Overlay a user-defined grid on images in Easy Adjustment mode
Edge-detection filter to simplify image-correction or for creating a pictorial effect
Alignment information may be saved in SPM's own uncompressed DAS file-format
Mosaic image-strips (produced by a stereo, virtual camera in 3D Rendering programs) into panoramic images

Batch Processing

Universal Freeview L-R-L to provide website visitors with parallel and cross-eyed viewing options.
Convert MPO files(as used by the Fuji Real 3D digital stereo camera) into other formats for alternative viewing methods.
Extract the separate left/right images from MPO files.
Convert existing JPG images to MPO files for viewing on Fuji W1 camera or V1 viewer.
Dual processor support
Formating of images for digital projection.
Lossless Creation of LRL or RLR side-by-sides triplets from existing JPG images.
Fully-automatic correction and mounting to the window of hundreds of images, including support for dual-core processors.
Correction of barrel-distortion using previously-determined parameters for a particular focal-length.
Lossless Jpeg Multi Conversion applies swapping, joining and rotation to JPG images completely without loss.
Embed a correctly-orientated thumbnail image in saved JPG images so that 'Windows Explorer' displays them properly.
Multiconvert multiple left/right files to SPM's own uncompressed DAS format.
Use the clipboard to copy or move your favorite images between folders.
Quickly scan a folder of images in your chosen stereo viewing-mode and delete selected ones or copy or move them to a chosen folder.
Automatic Color Adjustment.
Open the contents of two folders in separate,side-by-side windows and synchronously scroll the columns for stereo-comparison. The columns may be single or multiple-image wide.
Embed Exif orientation tag in any JPG image (digicam or scanned film) from twinned cameras
Correct Loreo 'Lens-in-a-cap (LIAC)' images.
Add/Delete or restore a thumbnail to existing JPEG images for fast folder preview
An efficient Batch Processing Workflow allows you to quickly generate numerous stereo formats in various file-types.
Add stereo text (such as a Copyright notice) to individual or batch images and against a colored banner.
Add colored drop-shadow to text for greater visibility with some images
Overlay custom Logo directly on image or on a colored banner-zone and with transparency.
Batch Stereo-Format Conversion
Add tricolor borders to Save'd images in a different style to screen borders
Batch generation of stereo images from alignment-corrected browsed images.
Multi-rename all or selected image files in a folder
Full renaming of digital camera files with option to retain original frame-number

Slideshow Functions

Slide-Show Script automatically created using images from current folder
Create a custom slide-show with mixed stereo-formats and optional sound
Create a runtime slide-show package that users can easily start with a click of the mouse


Print your image actual-size or fitted-to-paper and automatically centered.
Add tricolor borders to the printed image in a different style to screen borders
Print (or save) stereo cards in custom-format or 'Classical' (Victorian round-top frame and sepia toning if desired).
Stereo-card images saved-to-disk may be printed as standard sizes (4x6, 4x7inches) by photo labs.
These will be suitable for Argus/Loreo and Holmes viewers.
Print multiple cards on a single sheet, mixing custom and classic if desired.
Print multiple images in various stereo-formats on a single sheet, including stereo cards if desired.
Canvas size feature allows you to save stereo-card image of defined size for later printing.
This allows you, for example, to print a 6"x4" card even if your printer does not support that paper size.
The entire fullpage background may be in a chosen color, not just the stereo-card background.

Other Functions

Capture stereo Google Earth images.
Add geographical data to image EXIF tag and jump to that location in Google Maps or Google Earth.
Up to 100 Undo/Redo operations.
Create wiggle/wobble
Animated GIF's for unaided viewing and not requiring free-viewing ability.
Save BMP, GIF, animated GIF, TIF and PNG images with reduced colors to lessen file-size.
Rename images, retaining original numeric index if desired.
Display file properties and copy to clipboard.
Customize the initial, stereo, single-image or image file-list toolbars.
Add/Remove 'Open with SPM' to Internet Explorer's anchor and image context menus.
Creation of WebPages that use 'StereoPhotoViewer Applet' to display slideshows in a popup window or embedded in the page.
Fast preview of folder images as
thumbnails and option to copy, move or delete selected images to existing or new folder.
Create an HTML file with Java Applet Stereo-Viewer support.
Create a stereo image for your NTT DoCoMo SH251is and SH505i mobile phones
Run an external programme to edit your images and then return them to SPM
Copy and Paste images to and from external applications

Operating System

Supported Image File Types

Screen Shot;

Main Window

Easy Adjustment Dialog

Licence for 'StereoPhoto Maker'
'StereoPhoto Maker' is Freeware and may not be included with any commercial products.
Licenses are not issued and distribution on CD is not permitted.
Customised versions for commercial use are not available.
You use the software at your own risk and no responsibility is taken for damage to person, software or hardware.
Masuji SUTO