- The process
is simple. Start Digital 3D Photos. Click the "New"
- An Explorer
window will open, and over it, a panel for a left and right
- Drag and
drop a picture into any of the panels and click the OK button.
Now the program will sense that you selected only one picture,
so it will automatically generate a second one, simulating the
view as seen by two separate eyes. At this point there is nothing
for you to do; the result will appear soon:
all, theoretically. Now it's time to examine the picture through
the red-blue glasses. If you find the result pleasing, you can
save the image, print it, or save a copy of it as a regular
without the red-blue glasses the picture
won't make sense!
not every picture will look 3D at once. It really depends on
the individual images. So, you may want to try a bit of fine-tuning.
There are two important controls to tune the result: Depth and
- The Depth
Control (see above), can regulate the distance and position
of the red and blue components of the picture. Since we have
just created the image above, Depth is 0. Look at the blue and
red "ghost images" around the back. They are pretty
far. If you apply a different Depth value, you can change it.
Look at what a -80 Depth did to the picture:
- There are
no fast rules: try a negative or positive Depth number. Try
40 first and see if the picture is getting better or worse.
Then try -40 to compare. Go up to +/-150 if you have to. Experiment!
Most pictures will turn out quite good between these values.
If you changed the Depth, click the Refresh button to apply
- You may
want to try the Swap button, too. That's quite drastic, but
in certain cases that's what you'll need. You can always swap
back if the first version was better.
- In any
case, within a few minutes you'll end up with a usable 3D picture
for your album. Then you'll be ready to save it, export it or
print it. And next time you take pictures, you will surely want
to try the Real Thing: true 3D photography.