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Check Out the Latest Version of Phereoshop 3D Photo Organizer

October 10th, 2012 · No Comments · General 3D News


I’ve already mentioned the free Phereoshop stereo 3D photo organizer a while ago here on the blog, but meanwhile the software has been significantly improved. Phereoshop has started as a simple organizer for 3D photos and as a tool to help you easily upload and share the 3D photos you take on the Phereo.com website, but is constantly evolving and while not still as powerful as the StereoPhoto Maker (a must have free software for everyone working with 3D photos) it is starting to catch up in terms of features. The Phereoshop software supports 3D photos in the most common formats including MPO files from devices that are equipped with a 3D camera such as the Nintendo 3DS, 3D-capable smartphones and also 3D-capable digital cameras such as the Fujifilm W1 and W3. It allows you to organize the 3D photos on your computer into albums and view them in 2D and 3D format on 3D-capable devices – the software supports Nvidia’s 3D Vision as well as 3D HDTV output in Side by Side (squashed) format, Side by Side, Row Interlaced as well as Anaglyph 3D. You can also import 3D photos in one format and export them in another, you can also export 2D views from a 3D photo, so that you can share them with people that don’t yet have a 3D viewing device. The editing functionality is still a bit more basic and offers you to easily do things like swap the left and right views, do some basic color adjustments, do stereo alignment (there is auto alignment function as well) and crop the 3D photo to a specific aspect ratio or size.

There is also a PRO version of Phereoshop available, however you will have to pay for it, and it is being sold for $24.99 USD. Normally you can go without the Pro version as it only adds a few extra features that not everyone will need, such as Watermark support or batch processing of multiple photos. What is important to know is that if you edit a 3D photo using Phereoshop (the free version) you’ll get a small Phereoshop watermark inserted on your photo and that can be annoying, especially if you want to print the 3D photo. And while getting the Pro version would remove that watermark, the chances are that you’d go for an alternative such as StereoPhoto Maker for editing your photos instead of using the edit functionality of Phereoshop. Also something that I’m kind of missing in the Edit functionality of the software is the Resize function, a must have basic thing when working with photos, 2D or 3D ones. Sure there is a Resize functionality when you export a photo from Phereoshop, but that function is not very well implemented (no info about the actual width and height for proportional resize). So there is definitely more work to be done on the software, but the good news is that we are seeing an improvement, so if you haven’t yet tried it or have tried an older version you might want to check it out to see what the latest free version 1.8 of Phereoshop offers.

To download and try the free Phereoshop 3D Photo Organizer software…

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Phereoshop, a Free 3D Photo Organizer, Viewer, Uploader

February 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Other S3D Tech


If you have a lot of 3D photos you’ve probably discovered it can be a pain to organize them properly, even previewing and doing some simple editing could be a job you are not willing to start doing as it is not very convenient. The free StereoPhoto Maker application is a useful tool, but in the hands of more experienced users for doing some adjustments on 3D photos, but it is not intended for organizing your photos or even not very convenient for previewing 3D photo galleries. And here comes another interesting free tool called Phereoshop, it is a simplified 3d photo organizer, viewer and uploaded by the guys behind the 3D photo website www.phereo.com (the software platform that the photo section of 3DVisionLive is based on).



While Phereoshop is essentially for organizing and viewing your 3D photos it also comes with some simple and easy to use adjustments for editing 3D photos, offering features such as color correction, stereo alignment and cropping of images. The uploading part is there just to help you get the photos you want to share online easier on the Phereo’s website, for that you would need to have a registration at the website of course. The software is compatible with 3D Vision, you just need to disable the green Nvidia warning the first time you preview a 3D photo and you should be Ok, and you can of course also preview in other formats if you don’t have 3D Vision. The software can sure take some more improvements and get more features, but even now it is something that might be quite useful for novice users in 3D photography. So it is something worth trying out…

Visit the Phereo website to download the free Phereoshop application…

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Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 – The First True 3D Stereo Digital Camera

July 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

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The interest in 3D Stereo solutions is continuing to grow lately and one of the products that a lot of people expect is the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera that can record both in 2D and in 3D (still images and movies). The Real 3D W1 camera uses two separate Fujinon lenses along with two 10 megapixel CCD sensors to be able to simultaneously take two images just like the eyes of a normal human see everything. The two images can then be combined into a 3D stereo picture with the help of the RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D or into a 3D stereo video clip with resolution of up to 640×480. On the back of the camera you’ll find a 2.8-inch LCD screen that is capable of displaying both 2D and 3D content so that you will be able to preview the images and videos you shoot without having to worry if they are in 2D or 3D mode. Another interesting feature of the camera, when not shooting in 3D mode is the ability to take two 2D pictures with different settings in order to get the best result without having to take two different pictures one after the other. And you get all that in a compact and a good-looking camera that is very easy to use in taking both 2D or 3D images or even shooting videos…

The bad news is that the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera is still not available and is expected to be released later this year (in September). The price of the digital camera is still not announced, but different sources cite that it should be about 600 US dollars which is not that much if you consider what you’ll be getting. Of course I still cannot say if the product will be that good as we all expect it to be, but soon we’ll probably be able to see for ourselves. Along with the FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera Fujifilm is going to also release an 8-inch digital 3D photo viewer – FinePix Real 3D V1, but of course you should be able to view the 3D images and videos you take with Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision and other similar products.


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Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1

Number of effective pixels – 10 million pixels
CCD sensor – 1/2.3-inch CCD x2 (two sensors for 3D)
Storage media – Internal memory (Approx. 42MB), SD/SDHC memory card
Pictures file format – 3D Still image: MPO+JPEG, MPO (Multi Picture Format compatible); 2D Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movies file format – 3D Movie: 3D-AVI (Stereo AVI format with 2 image channels); 2D Movie: AVI format (Motion JPEG with sound)
Supported resolutions: L: 3648×2736 (4:3) / L: 3648×2432 (3:2) / M: 2592×1944 (4:3) / S: 2048×1536 (4:3) pixels
Lens: Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) – F4.2 (Tele)
Lens focal length: f=6.3 – 18.9 mm, equivalent to 35 – 105 mm on a 35 mm camera
Aperture: Wide: F3.7 / F5 / F8, Telephoto: F4.2 / F5.6 / F9
Sensitivity (ISO): Auto / Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
LCD display: 2.8-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots color LCD monitor with Light Direction Control, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording: 640×480 pixels / 320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-speed
Dimensions: Approx. 123.6 (W) x 68 (H) x 25.6 (D) mm
Weight: Approx. 260g

To learn more about Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1/V1 products…

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