The marketplace for S3D media sharing is still in its very early stages. There
is limited involvement by the major players, and only a small handful of options
altogether. This is to be expected given that there are only a few options
available in the consumer market for S3D capture devices. However, the product
offerings are growing at an increasing pace, and with wider consumer adoption
we will expect to see the options for photo and video sharing expand as well.
Of the products we reviewed, we would have to recommend Start3D first, with
Phereo and 3D Media’s Photo Gallery coming close seconds. Start3D had, in our
opinion, the most well rounded set of features, with the built in lenticular
printing options setting apart.
Phereo has the most professional design and layout. It does give the user the
ability to set visibility on an image by image basis, but it would be nice to
have this capability at the album level. More display options would be nice
also. We expect that this offering will continue to improve in the future, and
for a S3D blogger using WordPress, this might be the best choice.
3D Media is also a great choice, with some excellent features. It feels to us
like the galleries are a feature related to the companies main products. This is
not necessarily a terrible thing, but we feel it make the galleries less front
and center in relation to the rest of the companies website.
The only option for 3D video sharing on a large scale at this point is YouTube
3D service. It is not strongly emphasized by YouTube at the moment, but we
expect this will change, and it is great to have this option available!
Finally, if you just want to post up your pictures in a single format (red/cyan
anaglyph is common), then you can post up to any photo sharing website. Searching Flikr, Picasa, Photobucket, or similar sites on the keyword “anaglyph” brings thousands of images. We will look at the pro’s and con’s of various S3D formats in a future article.