Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ok then....Lightbox is closing down.

I got up this morning to discover that Lightbox is closing down and their development team is moving to Facebook.

Lovely. In the 5 weeks I'd been on Lightbox I'd uploaded over 1,100 photos. On June 15th, they disappear.

The prudent approach seems to be to use my "+3D Luver NZ" page on Google+ as a base for future photo sharing and back that up with Streamzoo, where I am "Linuxluver"

I guess what annoys me most is the time I wasted on Lightbox....and they fixed my "Likes" counter just 2 days ago, which had been falling for 2 weeks. I think the total should be more like 6, it went down by one for each 100 likes I got...and it went down by more than 25 in 2 weeks.  :-)

Not that I was keeping score or anything. ;-)  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Stuff

The demise of has caused me to explore new directions for publishing my 3D content. In the past 4 weeks I've uploaded over 1,100 images to Lightbox. Roughly 70% of those would be either side-by-side or anaglyph 3D, each pair 'anchored' by a 2D version of the same shot. I'm hoping that presenting the images this way will make at least some people curious and seek to find out 

On Instagram I've taken the same approach, though Instagram's rigid 1:1 aspect ratio for images rules out all but a tiny handful of side-by-side stereo images. Instead, I typically upload a 2D photo and a red/cyan anaglyph 3D version. This post (via the Android Blogger app)  includes a sample image anaglyph  I've uploaded to Instagram, of Rufassa our cat

On both sites, in a short time, I've found there are people who do enjoy 3D images and they follow my new 3D posts. Some ask how I make the images and say they want to buy a 3D camera.

Great! :-)