- The following
picture is the very first 3D photo we took to test this program:
- In this
case the process starts when you take the pictures. You don't
need any special equipment, not even a tripod! We simply took
a picture of The Pig, and then we took another picture from
the same distance, not even changing the aim of the camera,
but moving it a few inches to the right. It doesn't matter whether
you move left or right, just move sideways:
- The distance
should not be too big, just 3..5 inches. We actually overdid
it, and had to adjust the Depth later, using the program...
Some say if you are taking landscape shots, where distances
are big, you should move the camera more, maybe a foot. It always
pays to experiment!
- Of course,
if you take the two shots, you should not aim higher or lower
with the camera between the two pictures. However, if you accidentally
misalign the pictures' tops, you can always adjust it later
in the program, by setting the Vertical Alignment Control.
- Now you
are ready to upload the pictures to your computer, and open
them with Digital 3D Photos. When you select the photos, drag
one to the left panel, and the other to the right panel. If
you are not sure which should be left and which was right, the
program can swap them around later!
- If you
hold a pencil vertically in front of you and look at it with
one eye (with the other closed) and then the other eye, you'll
notice that, looking through the right eye, the pencil seems
to be more to the left. As you look at farther objects, the
difference diminishes and then reverses itself. So, you should
try the Swap button, to make sure your picture is true 3D. Change
the Depth value (and click Refresh) to make sure that you can
see the picture as a stereo image without straining your eyes.
Try it, it's rewarding!