ntang (ntang) wrote,
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Image seam editing: Wowoweewow!

I think Borat put it best - you need to see this. Normally, I'd consider image editing to be a pretty boring topic, but some computer scientists have put together some experimental software that lets you do things like resize photos while being content aware... it does it automatically, or you can mark certain parts of the image as being more or less important. This lets you basically highlight a person in a photo, for instance, and have it automatically - and seamlessly - remove them! It also lets you resize a photo and have it "compress" the less interesting parts away rather than just scale everything and have it look like crap.

You have to check out the video:
http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/66481/detail/

Of course, the flip side is that suddenly it allows any user - regardless of experience or skill w/ tools like photoshop - to actually alter a photo's content, sometimes in very meaningful ways. You have to wonder if we'll get to a point where you'll be able to trust any photo as being "real" and not just manufactured by really clever software.

(Stolen from yesthattom.)
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