Do you want to make from your old ordinary 2D photos the 3D ones? No problem. You have only to use the right software. The result maybe isn't the same as with 3D camera, but it's very good.
The program which can convert 2D photos to 3D ones (stereophotos) is 2Dto3D RedBlue Converter. It 'looks' at your picture and tries to estimate, which parts of it are in front and which are behind. Then it creates a 3D photo.
If you set it's parameters correctly then you probably get good results. But it depends on the 2D photo as well - the software works good with the pictures of people and houses, but sometimes has problems with the natural scenery.
You can download the software from this address
- (You can find the link to this program on our download page
for members - and we update it there when necessary.) The free version can be used for noncommercial photos - for 14 days. You can't save the results, but you can use the Print Scrn key on you keyboard to save the screen of your computer to the Windows clipboard and then use it in your graphic editor - via Edit/Paste.
How to do it
The procedure of the conversion is quite simple. Press the button Open File and load the picture. Set these parameters: D/L (distance from the object in percents) - set to 10. B/L (stereobase) - check the maximal value when is the photo good visible for you - for our pictures the best value was 30.
Shift (between images) - we reccommend 0 (bigger values should make the 3D effect better but it can make problems as well). Check the boxes Accurate and Smart - it makes the photo better (it can make problems sometimes, but only on very special conditions.)
Now press the Convert to 3D button! You can view the left view, the right view and the anaglyph (3D) picture. The anaglyphs are black and white, but you can save the right and the left view (as mentioned earlier) and make the color 3D pictures in 3DJournal software.