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Is stereo pair coverage available with scanned aerial photographic products?

Yes, customers will need to acquire at least 2 consecutive digital images from the same roll and then create transparencies or contact prints to view them with a stereoscope. A stereoscope is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images, depicting left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image. Most stereoscopic methods present two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer. These two-dimensional images are then combined in the brain to give the perception of 3D depth. A typical stereoscope provides each eye with a lens that makes the image seen through it appear larger and more distant and usually also shifts its apparent horizontal position, so that for a person with normal binocular depth perception the edges of the two images seemingly fuse into one "stereo window".

Stereo pairs may also be created digitally with the right equipment and software.

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