Characteristics and two building methods of diamond shaped pixel cell are introduced. It can provide wider horizontal direction size of viewing zone compared with its corresponding square or rectangular pixel cell and reduce the pseudoscopic effect. The two building methods are named as integer and non-integer depending on the number of different view pixels involved with the pixel cell. The full parallax images generated by these two methods shows that the integer method provides better image quality than the non-integer.© (2003) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.