Black and white time is over. However, Pictures from that time always turns memories on. They are all almost historic assets for the owners. We can better use such historic stereographs by creating a 3-D effect. The New York Public Library has a collection of 40,000 historic stereographs but less beneficial. To get more out of this huge historic archive they planned to turn it into 3D images and animated GIF files.
To create 3D images and animated GIF files NYPL has launched a feature - the Stereogranimator. It allows users to create a 3-D effect from their historic stereographs.
Ben Vershbow, manager of NYPL Labs said, “For nearly a century, stereographs were the cutting edge of 3D entertainment, but their flat, doubled surfaces give little indication of the thrill they once held for millions. Meanwhile, GIF animations were a staple of the early web, and continue to pop up in viral media streams in surprising and increasingly innovative ways. The prospect of mashing up 19th century photography with 1990s Internet folk art seemed an opportunity too weird and wonderful to pass up”.
You just need to visit the official website of the Stereogranimator. There are three tabs Create, Gallery and About. Just select Create button and then select an image. Another screen will open with the selected stereograph. Now you can see it in either 3-D Anaglyph or in animated GIF. Here is an example for you.