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.