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, 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
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.