I don’t often do a weekend post, but every once and a while, and since I have reduced the blogging schedule somewhat, figured I’d share this little nugget here today.
A friend told me about a site that produces tons of free applications for things like video, audio and stuff – that I should check them out. I took a look and sure enough – there’s literally dozens of apps they offer for free. Now, my mantra is always that “you get what you pay for” but when I saw they had a photo-specific app, figured I had to at least try it. It’s called 3-D Photo Maker, and is a pretty quick and easy download/install and to create the images. (I don’t think there’s a Mac version as of yet.)
It’s a neat idea and I am not sure what algorithms they are using, but here’s the upshot of what it does. You reference two images and it does some sort of processing to them that theoretically creates a 3-D look. It was hard to tell the results because you do need those 3-D glasses to view the results, but on a first glance, it’s kind of neat. Here’s a few sample screenshots from the program:
For those interested in trying it themselves, the download link is here:
Free 3D Photo Maker