In three-dimensional (3D) display based on lenticular lens method, the focal mode in which the gap between lens and display panel is almost equal to the focal length is widely used nowadays. However, because each pixel of the display panel has a finite size, reconstructed 3D image is displayed in virtual mode instead of focal mode. Because the elemental image which is a source of reconstructed image was generated for focal mode, the 3D image could suffer from image distortion. In this paper, view image error analysis based on autostereoscopic lenticular lens method and integral imaging method is presented based on numerical analysis and simulation results.© (2011) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.