Photo Frame Turns 2D Pictures into 3D

ViewSonic announced its latest photo frame, which is capable of turning 2D photos into 3D, and then display them on an eight-inch autostereoscopic display, which means that users will not require any glasses to view the 3D effects.

The ViewSonic 3DPF8 was announced at the CES in Las Vegas and according to the company the photo frame is now available for retail at a price of $200.

The device looks pretty much like any standard digital photo frame and comes with an SD/MMC memory card slot, a slideshow mode and touch-sensitive controls on the front bezel.

Users simply plug their photos into the memory card slot and the device will interpolate 2D images into 3D. The 3D images will then be shown on the 8-inch 3D display.

Some tech users attending the show and viewing the exhibition, however, had their reservations. According to one report, in order to get a 3D sense, the user needed to view the device at the ‘right’ angle.

Another report stated that when looking too hard at the device caused some double images and dizziness.

Another problem observed was the devices’ 800 x 600 resolution, which did not allow that razor-sharp look your images deserve.

So, before heading out and spending $200 on the device, be on the lookout for other similar devices that are doing the rounds. It is expected that on Friday, Toshiba will announce a similar display device at the CES.

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