Note: The images in this section will appear in 3D only when properly viewed using the CROSS-VIEW method.


FREE VIEWING (ie. Viewing Without Glasses) IS EASY!

All images in this section do not require to be viewed with glasses. Free-viewing means viewing the stereographic images with the naked eyes. Color stereo image pairs are best viewed with the cross-view method, as it does not require the use of 3D glasses or other viewing accessory. Best of all, it is easy for anyone to learn free-viewing with this method. Once you have learned to use this method, it stays with you always and you will be able to enjoy 3D images with immeasurable pleasure. This is the preferred modern method used by serious 3D photography professionals for viewing stereo pairs. So why not make use of this opportunity to master a viewing skill that will stay with you for life? Once you've mastered this skill, you can share this enjoyable new experience with your friends and guide them in mastering this new skill.


To start learning free-viewing, first choose an image pair. Place a finger about 6 inches in front of you, between the center of the image pair and your eyes. Make sure your line of sight is directly in front and perpendicular to the center of the image pair (Only one person can view at any one time). Then look at the tip of the finger (do not look at the image pair). With your eyes focussed on the finger tip for about 10 sec, quickly look at the third image, which should appear at the center, between the image pair. You should see a 3D image in full colour. If you do not see the 3D image, repeat the same steps as above, varying the distances slightly, until you can see it. Although it is so easy for most people, not all can get it right the first time. Once this technique is acquired and practised often, one can use it to view 3D pairs instantly without need for the aid of the finger aid. As not many people have acquired this simple skill yet, you will be able to feel good about it. Believe me, it's easier than riding a bicycle!

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Notes On Other Viewing Methods: Other ways of free-viewing 3D stereo images are not as convenient as the cross-view method, which is easily learned and does not require any viewing aid. Parallel-view pairs are suitable only for small-sized images, because on-screen images become increasingly difficult to view as their size increase. Another type of 3D images is anaglyphs, which not only require you to put on a pair of red/blue glasses, but also have the disadvantage that the viewed images do not appear in full colour, and they appear dull and somewhat blurred. The main advantage of anaglyphs is that there is no limit to the size of the image that can be viewed, which can be as large as it is projected on a huge screen. Those who love anaglyphs may wish to know that a section on anaglyphs is included on this website site.

Viewing methods which require the use of specialised equipment are excluded from mention here as they entail the acquistion of special viewing aids or equipment, which not many may be inclined to consider on account of the additional hassle involved. Perhaps this hassle explains why 3D has not taken off in a big way with the masses. With the simple method described above, you can now enjoy all the 3D images on this website without hassle!

Warning & Disclaimer
Young children (up to the age of about six) whose visual system is still developing, and adult individuals with notable difference in vision between their two eyes, should not view 3D images. Individuals with a history of photosensitive epilepsy or heart disease or who are unwell or suffering from fatigue, insomnia, or the affects of alcohol should refrain from viewing 3D images.

Should you experience fatigue or discomfort while viewing 3D images, cease viewing immediately. A ten-minute break is recommended about once every half hour. Viewing 3D images while in motion may cause fatigue or discomfort. Viewing 3D images on this website is entirely at your own risk.