Stereographs on Your Smartphone

  • Krystal Boehlert The J. Paul Getty Museum
Keywords: stereograph, stereoscope, digital collections, digitization, photographs, technology, smartphone, review, Google Cardboard, virtual reality, VR


Many stereograph collections have been digitized and are now available online. The means to view them in stereo however may not be readily available for a general audience. Working with some filename modifications, the Stereogranimator website from NYPL Labs, and a handful of different smartphone apps, viewing stereographs digitally in three dimensions is now possible. Students of visual materials, the history of photography, and other online researchers can now view the stereographs as the medium was originally intended to be viewed.

Author Biography

Krystal Boehlert, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Krystal Boehlert works in Collection Information & Access at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. She earned a BFA in Visual Media from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and a MA in Art Criticism & Theory from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She is currently working towards an MLIS from San Jose State University.

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