Having recently added the anaglyph creator to my main website I decided to add some more options. Up till now I have offered bog standard colour anaglyphs. There are in fact several different ways of generating anaglyphs to get an optimal 3D image. For a full comparison see this article. The different types of anaglyphs are:
True: This but only displays the red and blue channels and doesn’t preserve any colour. The advantages are no ghosting but it does result in a dark image.
Greyscale: This creates a lighter image than the true anaglyph but results in more ghosting. Again no colour is preserved.
Colour: This preserves most of the colour but causes retinal rivalry. This is the type of anaglyph which I originally offered.
Half Colour: This preserves less of the colour but reduces the retinal rivalry.
Optimised: This uses none of the red channel from the original image so preserves none of the red colours but most of the blue and green. The advantages are almost no retinal rivalry.
I now believe that my anaglyph creator is the most comprehensive anaglyph creator available on the web. Please try it out with your own images and compare the different anaglyph types.