Dinosaurs have been brought back to life as a weekly newspaper continues its pioneering use of technology.
The Newbury Weekly News, in Berkshire, has launched an augmented reality 3D application through its print publication, which allows readers to create a 3D image of a dinosaur by hovering their phone over the page.
Readers download the free Newburyi3D app to their device which they then aim at the page, bringing the image to life.
They can then take photos of the resulting picture.
The Weekly News was thought to be the first newspaper in the country to implement the technology when it experimented with a 3D Father Christmas feature last month.
This week readers were able to create a virtual Tyrannosaurus Rex, which will be followed by different dinosaurs during the rest of January.
Next month the paper will feature First World War planes and tanks.
Newbury Weekly News editor Andy Murrill said: “We hope our augmented reality 3D images will thrill our current readers and also inspire a new generation to enjoy their local newspaper.
“We are encouraged and enthused by the large number of people who have already downloaded our app and this is sure to grow as the weeks go by.
“This is a great example of using digital technology to add great value to local newspapers and bringing real excitement to our readers.
“People are genuinely shocked when they see the 3D images come to life off the page and we are now getting used to hearing gasps and shrieks as the 3D dinosaurs appear in front of them.”