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3D Vision Photo Viewer User Guide

The NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Photo Viewer makes it easy to view, edit, and correct your 3D picture files. Starting with 3D Vision CD v1.13 (3D Vision v191.07) drivers, the Photo Viewer allows you to import, edit, and correct MPO 3D pictures taken with the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and W3 cameras. This user guide is designed to provide some information on how to view slideshows and correct your MPO files.

Supported 3D picture file formats:

  • JPS: Side/side JPEG files
  • PNS: Side/side PNG files

MPO: Multi picture object files, captured by the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and W3 cameras.

Launching the Photo Viewer

You have two ways to launch the NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer:

1. Double-click the icon on the desktop.

Photo Viewer Icon

2. Navigate the START menu to Programs --> NVIDIA Corporation --> 3D Vision --> 3D Vision Photo Viewer

The 3D Vision Photo Viewer application will look like this:

Launching the Photo Viewer

Setting Up the Photo Viewer

Once the Photo Viewer has launched, there are three settings you may want to adjust before viewing MPO file.

1. Set Display Resolution
NVIDIA recommends configuring the Photo Viewer display resolution to match the native resolution of your
        3D display.

You can adjust this setting under the 3D Vision Photo Viewer's "Options" and select the desired display
resolution in the drop-down menu.

Set Display Resolution

2. Enable Scale-to-Fit
You can adjust this setting under the 3D Vision Photo Viewer's "Options" and select "Scale to fit."

3. Associate MPO Files with 3D Vision Photo Viewer
Currently, MPO files are not associated with the 3D Vision Photo Viewer. To make these file extensions
        automatically recognized, follow these steps:

1. Double-click on an MPO file.
2. Windows will prompt you to associate the file with an application. Click browse and browse to one
    of these locations:
    Vista/Win7 32-bit: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstview.exe
    Vista/Win7 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstview.exe
3. To make sure the 3D Vision Photo Viewer is always used for MPO files, click the checkbox "Always
    use the selected program to open this kind of file".
4. MPO files are now associated with the 3D Vision Photo Viewer and will launch in full-screen mode
    when opened.
5. To quit viewing the picture, press "Escape".

Viewing Single Photos

You can now double-click on any MPO file and automatically open then in full-screen. Once the file has been
opened, you can't browse to other photos. To quit, press "Escape".

Viewing a Slideshow

You can configure a 3D picture slideshow by following these steps:
1. Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer
2. Browse to View > Options and set the slideshow settings
        Set slideshow type to "Automatic".
        Choose the slideshow length. NVIDIA recommends at least five seconds to give you time to enjoy the picture.

Set Display Resolution

3. After configuring the slideshow settings, browse to View > Slide show.
        Press "Change" select to the folder where 3D pics are stored.
        Click "Select All".
        Click "Begin".
        During the slideshow, you can press "page up" to advance the slideshow or page down to go backwards in the slideshow.

Configuring the slideshow settings

4. To quit the slideshow mode, press "Escape".

Editing MPO 3D Photos (in full-screen mode only)

The NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer reads the auto or manual parallax values set by the Fujifilm camera when
the photo is taken and/or edited on the camera. You can use the Photo Viewer to then edit the MPO file.

While viewing MPO files on your PC, you can make adjustments to the picture to correct 3D settings. The
table below lists the hotkeys and how to use them to fix your file.

Hotkeys Function Description
D / F Adjusts the X (left/right) shift.

D shifts images apart which
    moves objects closer to your

F shifts images closer, which
    moves objects farther away
    from your eyes.
The X shift allows you to increase or decrease the amount of separation in the X direction of the two images in the MPO file, which directly affects the position of objects in your 3D photos. This feature is used to shift the objects forward or backward in your photos.

For example, you may have a photo that has too much 3D “pop-out”, which causes you eyestrain. You can use F to decrease the X shift and bring the objects closer to the screen.

When setting your alignment, removing your glasses and looking at the two images overlayed on top of each other can help you in your adjustments. For example, you may want part of your picture to be at monitor depth, meaning it does not go into or come out of the monitor. With your glasses off, adjust the X value such that the two images appear overlapped (no double image) for that part of your picture. When you are done, that part of the image is at monitor depth.
E / R Adjusts the Y (up/down) shift.

E shifts the left image up.

R shifts the right image down.
The Y shift allows you to increase or decrease the amount of shift in the Y direction of two images in the MPO file. This feature is used to correct misaligned of the two cameras caused by an uneven surface.

For example, when viewing the MPO file, you may see objects not aligned in the Y direction, which causes eyestrain. You can use R to decrease the Y shift and align the two images in the MPO file.
C Resets X and Y shifts back to
the original file setting.
This setting resets the X and Y shift back to the original file setting that was set on the Fujifilm camera in the auto or manual parallax mode. NVIDIA recommends using this command if you have performed an X or Y shift and wish to restore the file.
V Sets X and Y shifts to zero. This setting sets the X and Y shift to zero and removes any offsets set by the Fujifilm camera or NVIDIA 3D Vision photo viewer. Some users may wish to switch to this value to see how their image looks without any parallax shift.
J Saves X and/or Y shifts to the file. This hotkey allows you to save the file after you have made X and Y adjustments. Once you have saved the file, the MPO file is permanently modified so you can never recover the original X and Y value settings.