There’s a good chance you’ve encountered a “Magic Eye” book of autostereograms, or seen a Magic Eye poster, or placemat, or coffee mug. But did you know that autostereograms, as well as other types of stereo images, are all over the internet, too? The number of stereograms available online probably numbers in the thousands, and they’re all available for your enjoyment absolutely free!
Several good source for stereo images:
- The gallery at stereoscopy.com has dozens of stereo photographs in both cross and diverge fuse versions.
- The 3D Parallel Photography group on Flickr.com is also a good source of stereo images.
- Rich Stillman has a gallery of stereo photographs from the New England area.
For a slightly more professional online experience, go to Magic Eye: How to See 3D, a site created by the author of a book that discusses potential “visual health” benefits of Magic Eye viewing. Other interesting links on this site are given below:
- An excellent tutorial on how to view stereograms
- Galleries of single image stereograms, wallpaper stereograms, stereo photographs, and stereo drawings (several of these are featured in the Stereograms activity; for the stereo photos and stereo drawings pages, you need to click on the 3D Gallery link at the bottom of the page)
- An essay on potential health benefits of stereogram viewing
Finally, if you just want a quick stereogram experience, go to Magic Eye, Inc.’s stereogram of the week. As the name would suggest, a new stereogram gets posted here weekly.