How To: Turn a Fujifilm W3 3D MPO Image Into a Red-Cyan Anaglyph Using Freeware

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with and learning to use my Fujifilm W3 3D camera. One of the current problems with 3D photography is that it is a bit difficult to easily share the photos. The simplest and least expensive way to share 3D photos is to convert a stereo image pair (2 photos) into a single anaglyph image that uses color tinting (red and cyan in my case) to provide 3D viewing using inexpensive (less than $5) glasses with red and cyan (or blue) filter lenses. You can see a sample anaglyph to the left.

Producing this anaglyph is a two part process.

1. Fujifilm provides the MyFinePix software for their W3 camera than can split their 3D “.MPO” image file into two JPEG (.JPG) image files.

MyFinePix Studio ver.2.0 For Windows 7 / Vista / XP

2. The freeware Anaglyph Maker software for Microsoft Windows) can merge this pair of JPEG image files into a variety of 3D image formats including a color red-cyan anaglyph.

Anaglyph Maker

If you’d like to take a look at the full-size (10 megapixel) anaglyph image, you can find it on my personal tumblog (on Tumblr) here: Anaglyph 3D photo of a tree.