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Jun. 17th, 2008

04:14 pm - Remember Two Things

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I wonder how many people who have the Dave Matthews Band's album "Remember Two Things" don't know that the pattern on the cover is a stereogram.

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From:yippee
Date:June 17th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
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I don't have "Remember Two Things" but I searched for it online. My eyes hurt, but I found the stereogram.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 17th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that!

I'm wondering whether to say what the image is to prove I can see it, or let people figure it out for themselves.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:June 18th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
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I for one don't want to stare that hard at a computer screen.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 19th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
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So print it out! :}
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From:deckardcanine
Date:June 19th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
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I definitely don't want to do that. Color ink is expensive! Plus, I don't have a printer at home, and I don't want to risk anyone at the office finding out what I'm doing.
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From:discopanda
Date:June 18th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
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I never was any good at Magic Eye stuff. All I could ever get to work properly was the cone on the first page of the original book.

Anaglyph is alright, but it inevitably butchers ihe image's color information, and after a while when I take the glasses off everything looks slightly miscolored.

Now X-stereo images, those rock. Never had any problem with those. U-stereo is tolerable too - I'm no good at using it properly without mechanical aid (i.e. a ViewMaster), but I can view it with the X-stereo method easily with only limited breakdown of the spacial information - usually in areas such as a tall tower in front of a building appearing as a tower behind a big gap in said building instead. - And if all else fails, U-stereo can be converted to X-Stereo by swapping the left and right halves of the image. some even have a repeat (3 parts) so they can be used for either without editing.

There's also "wiggle" stereo, which is kinda nice if you're missing an eye or something, but it has rather notable limitations...

(X-stereo hypercube animation)
(X-stereo animated movie (I can't understand a word they say, subs would've been nice...))
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 18th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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My eyes are weird. U-stereo is easier for me than X-stereo. (Which is annoying because X-stereo gets used a lot more often than U-stereo!)
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From:discopanda
Date:June 18th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
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Well, you can convert one to the other simply by swapping the left/right images, and some come with a repeat of the first image so you can use it for either without editing.

And, as I said, you can try viewing one directly with the opposite viewing method, but it does strange things to the spacial information sometimes.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 18th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
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But that requires worrrrrk! I gotta launch Photoshop, open the image in Photoshop, cut one image onto a new layer, then do two moves.

And yeah, repeating the first image for either-way viewing is a great idea, but not enough people do it.
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