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 (up to Vista) and PowerPC and Intel Macs (with emulation or virtual-machine software).
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 Ver4.40 1143KByte 27/JAN/2013
StereoPhoto Maker Ver4.34 include help file 24429KByte 10/JUL/2011
A very useful 'SPM Beginner's Guide' and 'BeginnersSPMGuideIllustrated_FujiW1_V3' has kindly been provided by David Starkman, and 'Stereo Cards(ProShow)' or 'Stereo Cards(PDF)' by David Kuntz.
Added Easy Create Pop-up Anaglyph.
Added View/Save/Multi-conversion of 'Half width SBS' and 'Half height A/B'.
Added 'Half width SBS(Ctrl+Alt+F9)' in Stereo menu.
The latest release of SPM fixes a number issues including visibility of the output-file folder on 1024x600 displays and folder refresh when importing files from dual cameras configured as USB removable drives. Space or backspace refreshes the views of the folder contents. Images will be recognised as stereo pairs by auto-alignment if they share at least twenty corresponding (homologous) features.
If not, they will be ignored by Multiconversion to avoid any possible problems.
Support is provided for saving images for viewing on iPod, iPhone and Android devices with the Hasboro my3D attachment.
The left/right images are separated by a wide black region necessitated by the viewer's off-centre septum.
You may view the entire image (with black borders above and below) or precrop to maximise viewing area.
Parallel side-by-side images may be converted individually (Ctrl+J)or batches of images processed with multiconversion.
MPO files may be transmitted to the PC and opened by SPM with Fuji W1/W3 cameras using Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB cards.
Copy an MPO file to the folder Eye-fi is using and open it to inform SPM of the folder location.
You can then use Ctrl+Alt+E at any time to display the current contents of the folder.
When running two Instances of 'Open Image file list', the combined filepaths may now be up to 255 characters in length.
SPM Ver4.32 uses a new auto-adjustment method that may provide better accuracy for images that previously were difficult to adjust.
For user-convenience, the 'File Open' dialog box may be enlarged by simply dragging the bottom-right corner of the box.
There is now an option to add stereo logos to your images, using a variety of file formats and with transparency supported.
The multiple images in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 Multi-angle MPO files may be extracted to a destination folder of your choice by selecting the 'Create/Split MPO file' option in the File menu.
Sample Sony images for stereo, panorama and multi-view are displayed on the website at here.
"Flash-based slide-shows" version up(Ver1.18) (Interlace mode bug fix)
Improve 'Auto Alignment Error' problem in SPM Ver4.30.
SPM Ver4.30 fixes a bug when pasting anaglyph images from another application into SPM.
It is now possible to automatically align a series of images that are intended for lenticular prints, autostereoscopic displays, 'bullet-time' movie sequences or large-scale object-rotation movies.
If there is a common point visible in all images, it is possible to provide a 360 degree rotating view of the subject and if there are a sufficient number of images, stereo 360 degree object-rotation outdoor movies may be created.
Sample source-image files may be downloaded.
Support is also provided for creating images suitable for lenticular prints.
In Multiconversion, saving to an output folder that is in thumbnail display mode no longer causes a '$' sign to be appended to the filename.
With the 'Add Logo Image' function, you no longer have to be in 100% mode in order to select a transparent colour. When enlarging the dialog, the display is now refreshed.
When creating the files for the StereoPhotoViewer Applet (SPVA), there is now an option that will allow the website visitor to save the original image file.
For auto color adjustment, you may choose left or right image to be reference.
As well as being rotated, you may now 'flip' images in a horizontal or vertical direction.
Eight different orientation tags may be embedded in the original image file.
This allows SPM to perform lossless rotations and flips when opening the files.
The reference number of the embedded, orientation type is displayed at top-left of the thumbnail (except fot extra-large thumbnails)when the image folder is viewed with SPM's Image File List.
Update "Flash-based slide-shows".(sample page)
Bug fix SPM's EXIF info.
The latest release of SPM supports the saving and loading of images in 'LRL' format.
This is to allow website visitors the option of parallel or crossed free-viewing.
It is referred to as 'Universal Freeview L-R-L' format.
You may add a thumbnail to the saved image and also review the created image in your browser.
As usual, you may set a target file-size and the amount of image-compression.
'LRL' may also be input and/or output options in MultiConversion for batch-processing of images.
NVidia '3D Vision' is now supported.
'3D Vision' requires 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7 and Intel? Core· Duo or AMD Athlon·X2 CPU or higher.
It is supported by certain 1920x1080 and 1680x1050 120Hz LCD displays and 100Hz and higher analogue CRT displays, HDTV's and digital projectors.
NVidia state that certain Quadro boards support 3D Vision with Windows XP.
The iZ3D monitor is also supported, set Dual Full-screen mode (Alt+Enter or Ctrl+Alt+Enter) to use it.
The stereo-card options 'Add Text' and 'Add Logo' have been improved so that these features can occupy their own zone (covering the width of the image) and the zone can be appended to the outside of the image or overlaid on it.
The preview image in the window may be toggled between 100% image-size or fitted to the window. If you check the option 'Enlarge this Dialog for next time' the dialog will be displayed fullscreen next time it is used.
- Flash-based stereo viewer version-up (Ver1.02 - 1.03)
Improve the loading speed of thumbnail images,Variable sideshow interval, Add prev,next,close buttons.
- Show maxmized button for Add Text and Add Logo Image dialogue.
-[couldn't read the MPO file] problem.
-hanging up while splitting a batch of mpos into jpgs.
The latest release of SPM provides support for the MPO multiple-picture format, as used by the recently-intoduced Fuji FinePix Real3D W1 digital stereo camera.
You may directly open the images (in File\Open Stereo Image) by choosing side-by-side format.
'Make/Restore an MPO file' will losslessly-extract the individual JPG images from the MPO file.
Those images can be auto-adjusted and/or otherwise processed using Multiconversion.
You can also create an MPO file from existing JPG images.
An image size of 800 x 600 pixels will display on the Fuji W1 camera and V1 viewer and minimise storage on the SD card.
Some source images (as produced by PhotoShop for example) may not display correctly on the camera and viewer.
In that case, use Multiconversion with resampling instead.
You may use Multiconversion to batch-convert MPO images to a different stereo format that enables alternative viewing methods.
If you always use the same source and destination folders, you can save time by saving your Multiconversion settings in a named file ('ExtractMPO' for example).
You may also use Multiconversion to create MPO files from existing images, as mentioned previously.
Correct "Auto Adjustment Error" problem.
SPM 4.0 is a major release that uses a new (non-SIFT) fast method of feature detection.
If your images only have horizontal and vertical 'errors', you can simply press certain key combinations to auto-adjust the current image, previous image or next image.
To autoadjust the displayed image, press Ctrl+Alt+space-bar.
To load and autoadjust the next image, press Alt+space-bar.
To load and autoadjust the previous image, press Alt+backspace.
If an alv alignment-value file already exists in the folder, its values will be used rather than computing new values.
It may also be used (as an alternative to SIFT) in the Multiconversion of a folder of images.
In Edit\Preference\Adjust, clear the entry that specifies Autopano location.
SPM will insert 'Internal code'.
SPM 4.0 also allows you to easily create Flash-based slide-shows without requiring any programming knowledge.
The slideshows may be viewed on your computer or uploaded to a website (enable Java scripting to view).
You can now create stereo snapshots (at screen resolution) of locations shown on Google Earth and optionally switch to map, terrain, satellite or hybrid map/satellite views).
SPM no longer has a virus-check function, so make sure that you only download from the official website.
The cropping problem in Vista (caused by Windows task manager)has been fixed.
Project stereo image onto a sphere.
StereoPhotViewer Applet (SPVA) has been upgraded to version 0.32 thanks to additions generously provided by Pierre Meindre :
- Added applet parameter "helpfile" for specifying the help page that will be open when the use presses the 'H' key (if not specified, the default "helpwe.htm" is used).
- Added applet parameter "charset" for specifying the encoding charset for the filelist file (i.e. UTF-8).
- Max slideshow delay changed to 99s (instead of 9s).
- Specifying a negative value to the "slideshow" parameter will do the following:
- the interval will be set (using the absolute value) but the slideshow will not start automatically.
- Correction of the encoding of the Sharp 3D mode.
- Corrections for displaying in Sharp 3D, Interlaced V and Interlaced H modes to avoid pseudoscopic effects when zooming and/or panning the image.
- Added applet parameter "language" for specifying the language used for the applet user interface.
- This parameter must be a two-letter language code like 'en' or 'fr'.
- If not specified, the applet will use the "locale" of the current java virtual machine.
- The applet will try to load the property file "spva_
- If the file cannot be loaded, the applet will revert to English.
Visit Pierre's website http://www.stereoscopie.fr/Paris/?type=4 to see an example of the applet in use.
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
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...
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Supported Image File Types
JPEG/BMP/TIFF/PNG/GIF/ Susie Plug-in
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.