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Seam Carving: Image Editing Like You've Never Seen

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posted on Aug, 22 2007 @ 11:24 PM
Image manipulation has created much concern regarding the veracity of what we see.

Is it real or is it Photoshop?

Well, here's a new technology that changes how images are resized, but it also allows for manipulating the content of images.

In fact, the process is called content awareness.

[edit on 2007/8/22 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:18 AM
Wow this paired with multi-touch would be amazing.

The future of graphic arts is starting to look really great.
Im so glad its what im going to be taking in college.

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:50 AM
that is pretty slick tech, i can see that with the demo of touch photo
But I for one wouldn't use it

with the example of the few people walking on the beach
well when he took the few out first thing
that popped into my min was " Wow I wasn't there"

even though I had schooling for graphic arts
I'm still against photos being manipulated to where
the image is not really what it is. adding space into or taking space away

I do know I can resize an image with out th distortion they used as
an example. cropped well thats the point of it to loose parts not wanted.
"resizing the image with out the extra baggage around the frame"

anyhow thats my opinion

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 10:06 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that this technology will be mainly for commercial purposes.

I can resize pictures without distortion with a free software tool, but I can't take a photograph and stretch the width across a full page without having to crop out much of the bottom half of the picture to leave the page clear for print.

To this extent, there's nothing really all that sinister about it. It's just a useful tool for advertising.

As for cropping, that will never go away, because often there is stuff in the periphery of a picture that you just don't want.

What really caught my eye, besides the brilliance of the concept, was how images can be manipulated so effectively to be something that is not and show something that was not.

The intended purpose of the technology is quite benign and fascinating.

The abuse potential goes far beyond the potential of previous image processing technologies and probably goes far beyond what was demonstrated in the video.

[edit on 2007/8/23 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 10:47 AM
Wow! That's pretty cool... I hope they incorporate this into Photoshop.

I was impressed with the resizing, but then I saw how easy it was to remove someone from an image without the need for post editing. Amazing.

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