Here's how the two images should look in the viewfinder and in the pictures.

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telescope.gif

telescope.gif

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left picture

right picture

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Next the finished photos need to be placed side by side as a stereo pair.  But

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to do this the left picture needs to be on the right side of the stereo pair and

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the right picture needs to be on the left side like so:

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left image (right picture)

      right image (left picture)

 
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telescope.gif

  That's because in cross eyed

  stereo viewing the left eye

  must look at the left picture

  (i.e. the right stereo image)

  and the right eye looks at the

  right picture (i.e. the left

  stereo image).  Click here to

  see how to view a stereo

  image if you don't know how.

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Also the distance between the centers if the two images should be about the

same as the distance between the pupils of your eyes, or about two and one-

half inches. If you did everything right the two images should merge into one

central 3D image when you view them cross eyed.  If you know how to view

stereo images but the ones you created don't look okay when viewed cross

eyed you may have inadvertently switched them the wrong way.  Try placing

them the opposite way to see if that works.

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You can view your stereo images on your computer screen, email them to

friends, or post them on your web page if you like.  You have several options

for how to do this depending on whether you used a digital camera or film

camera to take the photos.  Click here for a lesson on this subject (this lesson

is on producing animations but the principles are the same). 

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You can get a free copy of a stereoscopic 3D imaging software program

called SPM 5.2.  You can use it to import original pictures from a flat bed

scanner or digital camera, or view film prints that have been digitized and

saved on a photo CD or floppy in .bmp ; .jpg ; .jpeg ; .jps ;  or .png formats.

It will automatically create the stereo image pair with the images in the

correct transposed position for cross eyed viewing.  Or if you prefer it can set

up the images for parallel (wall eyed) viewing or viewing with 3D glasses.

SPM 5.2 can be downloaded from the web at:

http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/

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or put it on your favorites list before you download the program in order to

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