How to view Stereo Images
To view stereo images, you need special viewing glasses, like these:
They aren't fancy, but they do bring the stereo 3-D
effect to life. Hold them before your eyes, then move closer to
the image until the stereo image's two panels appear to merge (about
10" from the stereo image). At this point parts of the image
should appear to be jumping off the screen at you.
|An example stereo image. Stereo viewing glasses align
the two panels to create the illusion of a 3-dimensional
How does the stereo effect work?
Human's binocular vision, and attendant ability to
perceive depth, is due to having two eyes separated slightly from
one another. Although not that far apart, the images captured by
each eye are different enough that the brain is able to piece them
together and provide the illusion of looking at a single image.
The two panels in a stereo photograph image are taken
by two cameras with their lenses separated by about the distance
of human eyes. The two resulting pictures approximate what each
human eye sees. The eyes, aided by special viewing glasses, perceive
these two images as though they are from our own eyes. The resulting
perception is a composite of the two images that gives a dimensional
Where can I get Stereo Viewing Glasses?
As a convenience, we offer stereo
viewing glasses for a nominal $3.50 a pair, postage/handling included.
here to order your pair today. Prefer something fancier? Stereoscopy
offers a broad selection of stereo image viewing accessories.
View Stereo Images of the Grand Canyon
Visit GrandCanyonHiker.com's stereo
image gallery to experience the Grand Canyon in its full 3-D
glory. Check back often. We will be adding more Grand Canyon stereo
images on a regular basis. Click here
to view stereo images.
Send a 3-D Stereo Postcard
a 3-D Stereo Postcard to a friend! That's right, you can send
a 3-D stereo postcard of a Grand Canyon scene to a friend. Do it