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MPO2Stereo: Convert Fujifilm MPO files to JPEG stereo pairs

August 24th, 2009 · 12 Comments · Shooting in 3D


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… ;)

To download the MPO2Stereo utility and for more information @ MTBS Forum…

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dragon // Aug 27, 2009 at 01:46

    Check the topic, now you can convert directly to JPS.

  • 2 Bloody // Aug 27, 2009 at 23:05

    Thanks Dragon… ;)

  • 3 crossedeyes // Oct 9, 2009 at 05:48

    Thanks bud, super helpful

  • 4 immersium // Oct 16, 2009 at 23:43

    It seems that StereoPhoto Maker (SMP 4.12) can now decode MPO files and directly create a side-by-side: “The latest release of SPM provides support for the MPO multiple-picture format, as used by the recently-intoduced Fuji FinePix Real3D W1 digital stereo camera.
    You may directly open the images (in File\Open Stereo Image) by choosing side-by-side format.”.
    See http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/index.html for more details.

  • 5 Ed // Jan 17, 2010 at 14:24

    Is there also an option the other way around, from stereopairs to MPO-file, so that i can use the FinePix V1 Real 3D Viewer to look at these without the use of glasses?

    thnx, Ed

  • 6 Michael Saunby // Feb 8, 2010 at 13:36

    For those who speak Java I’ve put a fragment of code that can be used to extract the left and right jpeg images from an MPO file here –

    The MPO format is trivial, it’s two jpegs one after another. Now know that I’ll soon have my own software for generating anaglyphs.

  • 7 Neil // Apr 13, 2010 at 03:31

    You can split AND combine JPEG images using FinePix Viewer. Use either:

    – The FinePix Viewer software supplied with the W1 camera and V1 viewer
    – ANY version of FinePix Viewer ~updated~ to the latest version (5.5) at http://www.fujifilm.com

    Simply select exactly two JPEG’s of identical pixel resolution and the option to split/combine becomes available under the “Image Utilisation” category.

    This works every time when splitting images, but I have had problems combining SOME jpeg images. Unsure how to get it working perfectly every time.

    You will need to adjust the parralax setting of your newly created .MPO file on the camera or viewer. Both devices can save the adjusted .MPO file as a new file on your card.

    You could then order 3D prints from the USA or UK service if you/you know someone who can pay and have prints delivered to you.

  • 8 FuXiaoyou // May 13, 2010 at 17:12

    I have designed a program that can convert mpo file to L R Stereo Pics and Combin The L R Pairs to 3D jpg picture with a fine X Y Position Fix Function , the program is named mpo3dstudio, you can download form http//www.inforany.com/mpo3dstudio.rar

  • 9 Douglas // Jan 30, 2011 at 05:19

    May I also suggest the reader/converter created by us at CMSoft. It implements animated (wiggle) and crossed eyes stereoscopy to view the files, 3D zoom and conversion to .JPS and left/right JPG.

    It is available at http://www.cmsoft.com.br/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=127&Itemid=185

  • 10 Murat // Aug 10, 2011 at 11:57

    Take a look at our Daminion also. We added support for Fuji MPO format since 0.8.5 version.

    More info can be found on our site.

  • 11 rhmyers // Dec 19, 2011 at 07:33

    1. I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 camera that produces 3D pictures in MPO format.

    2, I have a Samsung TV and I want to display pictures taken with the ZS10 on the TV. The Samsung TV that has 3 modes of displaying 3D Bluerays or broadcast 3D. Two are side by side AND over & under. Until you put on the 3D glasses, this is how they look on the screen. The TV and Blueray player will also display jpeg pricture files.

    I would think that if I could produce a single regular jpeg file, that is composed of two side by side or over & under images, that it should work.

    Has anyone tried this.

    ps: The MPO format is the same as used by Fuji

  • 12 Mirek // Feb 16, 2012 at 00:09

    MPO files here: http://www.fajnkluk.cz/blog/category/3d-foto/

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