view 3D MPO files in Windows 7, Vista, XP using the Windows Photo Viewer and Explorer
Posted by langbogen on December 27, 2011
This Christmas I bought a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 to take 3D fotos.
The camera allows to store a normal JPG foto file beside the 3D MPO file, but do we need that? If you want to display the pictures on a TV or media box etc. maybe, because MPO support is still bad. But if you only use your PC this is waste of space. The best thing is: you can tell Windows Explorer and Windows Photo Viewer to show your MPOs. There are two ways:
- rename the file extension from MPO to JPG – each programm which can open JPG files should now display/edit the picture from the left lens (boring, and you risk losing the second foto if you e.g. rotate the picture)
- follow these instructions to tell windows how to handle MPO files, and the Windows Photo Viewer and Explorer will display the left lens picture (this is the cool way!): http://www.munsil.com/MPO_registry.html