The View Menu

Last update: Wednesday July 24 2002
The best viewing mode for the unexperienced user is Grey anaglyphs which requires red-green glasses only.

Crossed Viewing: (Ctrl+X)

Cross you eyes to view the images in stereo. Maybe you know this from the viewing of autostereograms. Otherwise you have to practice a little bit!

Parallel Viewing: (Ctrl+P)

The same as Crossed Viewing, but now you have to look parallel! Please avoid images larger than 5 cm or 2 inch in width!

KMQ Viewing: (Ctrl+K)

Here you need special glasses which split the image. The right image is the top image and the left the bottom one.
By the way, I do not know where to get such glasses!

Mirrored Left/Right:

These views can be used for mirror devices.
Please be very carefully with your screen surface!

Gray Anaglyphs: (Ctrl+C/G/B)

That is the best for the unexperienced user. You only need a pair red-green or red-blue glasses. The red filter must be over the left eye!
Select the color which fits best to your glasses!
The disadvantage of this view is, that you see only grayscales in the image!

Color Anaglyphs: (Ctrl+Shift+C/G/B)

Nearly the same as the Gray Anaglyphs, but not suitable for all images! Do not select this view, if there are hard red or green colors in the image!
The advantage of this method is, that you can see sometimes a little bit of the original colors!

TrueColor Anaglyphs:

Nearly the same as the Color Anaglyphs, but suitable for most images!
The advantage of this method is, that you can see sometimes a little bit of the original colors!
This anaglyph type is an idea of Boris Starosta!

Pure Anaglyphs:

Test yourself! It is nothing special.

Shutter views:

The shutter views only work with so called LCD-shutter-glasses. There are two available modes, depending on your glasses and your software configuration.
Normally you only have the menu items LEFT/RIGHT FIRST. These modes require glasses which can be run in Line-Blanking mode. Compatible glasses can be found at
Select the appropriate synchronisation for you glasses. You can move and size the viewed image, the applet recalculates the shutter image. So do not care about this!

When you own a professional OpenGL-Stereo capable graphics board and have Java2 and Java3D OpenGL installed, you automatically get a new menu item called PAGE FLIPPING, which gives a better image than the Line-Blanking mode.
I will give you more information on enabling this mode in the near future or upon request.

Column Interlaced View:

This view is a column interlaced view, which can be used for some autostereoscopic displays like the Dresden Display (D4D) or the DTI display.

Mono views: (Ctrl+Cursor Left/Cursor Right)

Here you can select to view only the left or the right image in mono. It is not very exciting, but it is best to compare the left and the right image!

Tip: Nearly all the menues have shortcuts!