Geeqie image viewer gets stereoscopic images support

Geeqie image viewer gets stereoscopic images support

Vladimir Nadvornik released Geeqie 1.1, a free image viewer for Linux. The main new feature is support for JPS and MPO stereoscopic images.

The update comes somewhat unexpectedly, given that the previous version of the viewer was released in February 2010.

Geeqie will load side-by-side (JPS) and MPO 3D photos, taken by some modern cameras, and show, depending on your preference, a single image, an anaglyph, a side-by-side version, a mirrored version, a side-by-side half size version (3DTV).

An example of a red-cyan anaglyph rendering

An example of a red-cyan anaglyph rendering, photo (c) by Karim Kanoun

Geeqie defaults to loading a single image, so you'll have to go to the Preferences dialog and enable your preferred rendering for common and fullscreen views.

Stereo rendering settings in Geeqie

Stereo rendering settings in Geeqie

You can also manually switch between side-by-side and cross modes, or disable stereo mode completely via View / Stereo submenu. By default Geeqie will pick the best mode automatically.

It looks like Geeqie is the only up-to-date JPS and MPO viewer on Linux right now. Zyk hasn't been updated for some time and doesn't even build on newer systems.

The new version also got its own TIFF loader to improve handling of large files (think large panorama images stitch with Hugin).

Source code is available for downloading. You can also request an update from your Linux distribution packagers.

Logo image is (c) Peter Simcoe.

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  1. Great news! I’ve been using geeqie for years and I still do, but I thought that the project was abandoned. I stopped checking for updates after seeing no movement in its svn repo and no changes in its website for a long time. How did you realize there was a new release?

  2. Alexandre Prokoudine 14 August 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Oh, I just have eyes everywhere :)
    By the way, they moved development to Gitorious: https://gitorious.org/geeqie

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