ANAGLYPHS: two images of different colours are combined into one image and then viewed through coloured glasses (red for the left eye and green for the right eye) to give a 3D stereo effect. SEE HOW ANAGLYPHS ARE MADE.
ANAGLYPHS can give a very powerful 3-dimensional experience, although sometimes colour reproduction is compromised. Images ranging from near full colour to sepia are presented here. Please click on a thumbnail above to go to the full size image. Anaglyphs can be viewed using professional-grade filtered spectacles or even cheap coloured cardboard framed glasses, such as you might find in novelty books of 3D imagery. When creating and testing these anaglyphs, I use high-grade clip-on filters over my prescription glasses but I also test with a range of cheap filters. A major advantage of anaglyphs is that it is very easy for most people to see the three dimensional effect (although you do need the coloured glasses). Anaglyphs can also work perfectly on current computer screens and do not need special 3D screens to display them. Most examples above are created from two original views whilst others are 2D to 3D conversions: