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Printing stereo pairs - any experience?

Discussion in 'Help Team' started by gray1720, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Last night I finally got as far as opening the CD of scans from my stereo Trip 35 rig - it's only taken 8 years! - and thinking about making up some stereo prints.

    Has anyone done this previously who can offer any advice? I got as far as a fiddle in Photoshop with Hair Like Brian May Blues' template, and had a little play with a stereo image program from Japan he links, but got no further before knackeredness overtook me.

    If not, and if anyone else is interested, I'll try to document the process.
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  2. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Not able to help on this, but would be interested in seeing your results :)
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    OK, I'll have a go later in the week - today will be a rapid trip to the allotment followed by cricket, so no time!
  4. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    When I first saw the title I was thinking of a mask that you might use with an enlarger to print a stereo pair but I now realise you are thinking of an inkjet printer!
    You could use Word and insert the images side by side, in landscape format, at a suitable spacing. You should be able to get a decent image quality from that.
  5. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You can arrange things in Photoshop.

    Open the two pics you want to print, then File>Automate>Contact Sheet II

    Then: Document width 25.4; height 20.32

    Then Thumbnails columns 2; rows 1

    ?Use Auto-spacing or set your own

    Ignore the little diagram on the right of the box, it lies.

    Press ok

    You should end up with the two pics side-by-side with a small gap between them. Print.

    Get the pics in the proper order when opening [i.e. left one first], or I suspect you may end up cross-eyed.


    ps I hope this is what you are after! And don't ask me to repeat it in the a.m, I'll have forgotten.
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Sadly, printing my own in the darkroom is a way off yet!

    ETA - cross-posted with Steve, that looks great, thank you!
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    If I can work out how to take a screenshot on this lapdog I'll post it.
    Don't hold your breath.

  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    On an ipad press the power and control buttons together and the screen shot is stored in photos
  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    It's an ageing Windows machine. God knows.

    Oh hell, he's a bright lad, I'm sure he can work it out.

  10. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    To the right on most keyboards is a PrintScreen key. Press that (or that plus Alt to get the current 'live' window) and it copies it into clipboard. Open your favorite picture editor, load the clipboard and away you go.
  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member


    Right, will try that.

    Thanks Steve

  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Right then:




    ps All right, all right, I know they aren't stereo...
  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Not mono either:rolleyes:

    Coat on!
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  14. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Many years ago we used to print them by contact from glass plates, or cut film.

    "Standard stereocards are exactly 7 inches wide and 3.5 inches high. The images are typically 3 inches wide and the height varies from 3 inches to 3.25 inches. There is (and was) no set standard for a septum between the images. Some have them, most do not."
  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I have no experience but if I had to do this then I would create a pdf file in Affinity publisher and print that. Their 90 day trial has ended so you would have to negotiate a steep learning curve and do the job within 7 days to avoid paying. If you managed that you might be tempted to buy it and Affinity photo as well:).
  16. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

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