If you close one eye briefly as you walk along, you will see that your depth perception seems less effective than with both eyes open. But even with one eye closed you could still perceive depth. Monocular depth cues account for this ability. Accommodation, one of the oculmotor cues that we discussed earlier is an example of a monocular depth cue. Two additional types of monocular depth information are provided by pictorial cues and movement-based cues. We'll deal with pictorial cues first.
Pictorial cues are a type of monocular depth information that can be represented in a two-dimensional surface such as a photo or painting. We’ll discuss eight pictorial cues:
Click on the picture below to proceed to a discussion of each of these pictorial cues.