CMSoft Stereoscopic Editor is an interesting free piece of software with a simple and easy to use interface that allows you to easily convert .MPO files to .JPS and as separate left/right stereo pairs, as well as doing some quick and simple adjustments to stereoscopic 3D photos. This editor has been developed for use on non-stereo 3D-capable displays and thus it only supports cross-eye and wiggle viewing methods for the 3D photo preview. You can also adjust parallax manually, although there is also an auto adjustment function that may not always provide the best results and there is the capability to use some basic filters such as Gaussian Blur for example with the ability to even create your own custom filters for the application if you are good with OpenCL programming.
CMSoft Stereoscopic Editor can open .MPO files from a 3D-capsble camera and import separate left and right views taken with dual camera setups and can directly and easily export them into single file .JPS stereo pairs or save them in separate .JPG left and right files. It also supports batch conversion of .MPO files, so no need to individually convert the files one by one, just have in mind that the Convert to MPO menu does not work with the currently opened file, but requires you to select the file or files you cant converted. I’ve had a bit of trouble with loading the OpenCL filters that are provided with the software, but other than that the program worked quite well, so it might turn out to be a handy tool for some of you. Of course it is not as powerful and as feature rich as the StereoPhoto Maker, but can be handy for some quick edits.
Just a few days ago I’ve written about the small, but very useful tool that allows you to convert MPO pictures taken with Fujifilm’s Finepix Real 3D W1 digital camera into separate JPEG images – one for the left and one for the right eye. The drawback of the tool called MPO2Stereo, written by cybereality at MTBS forum was that it did not directly produce JPS files, but you still need to join the two frames another software. But now, thanks to KindDragon from the same forum, and his tool JPG2JPS the process can be automated and done very easily. You just need to Drag and Drop the MPO file over the mpo2jps.bat file and you’ll get everything done, the MPO2Stereo will extract the left and right frames and jpg2jps.exe will create a single JPS file, containing the two stereo pairs. The resulting JPS file will be smaller than the input coming from the MPO, because there is some compression done when joining the images for left and for right eye into a single side-by-side image.
If you’ve read my guide from 2 days ago on How to Convert MPO Pictures to JPS (Stereo JPEG) and you are one of the first owners of Fujifilm’s FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera this ne program might be useful for you. As you probably know Fujifilm is using the fairly new MPO (multi-picture file format) to store the stereo pairs of the pictures you shoot in 3D with their camera and there is still not many software applications that support this file format. Among one of the few is STOIK Imagic 5.0, but it a commercial product and if you need it just for extracting JPEG files from MPOs you’ll not be happy if you have to buy it. Fortunately the user cybereality at MTBS has written a small fee application called MPO2Stereo that completely replaces the need of STOIK Imagic 5.0, but you’ll still have to do some work in order to get the JPS files fro viewing with GeForce 3D Vision for instance…
The program MPO2Stereo just extracts the stereo pairs into a separate frames for left and right eye out of the MPO file you drag over the executable of the program or write as a parameter in command line. Yes it is a command line application, but even if you don’t know how to work with these you can still easily take advantage of its functionality by just dragging and dropping MPO files over it and then continuing to work with the extracted JPEGs. Of course it would’ve been great if the program joined the two files into a single side by side version and outputting a single file with JPS extensions, but still even at this moment it i quite helpful tool. So if you own a Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera and an S3D system of some kind like Geforce 3D Vision for instance this tool might be useful to you… ;)