Wikimedia Commons goes 3D

I have subscribed to the RSS feed for the Featured Pictures category, so I frequently have the latest and greatest pictures from Wikimedia Commons weaved among the more mundane feeds on my feed reader. There are some really spectacular finds, and today’s latest caught my eye.

This is an anagylph image of Oxalis triangularis or “Love plant” (note Wikipedia, Wikispecies and EOL all fail to have a page on this species so far).

What does anaglyph mean? It means get out your red-and-cyan 3D paper glasses, baby! :D

Commons even has a category of such images – 270 and counting. Wow.

This picture is by Richard Bartz, one of Commons’ most prolific FP photographers. It’s licensed CC-BY-SA-2.5. He has a well-deserved spot on the Meet our photographers page.

As far as I know, it is the first anaglyph FP. A cool milestone. I love when a project is so big that you can get a great surprise by some activity going on in earnest in another corner that you had no idea about.

07 March, 2008 • ,



Image clicky clicky is broken.

Bryan · 8. March 2008, 06:03


fixed, ta…

pfctdayelise · 8. March 2008, 17:07

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