A new way to do image re-targeting

This isn’t the kind of thing I normally post about, but it was just too cool to pass by. TechCrunch posted this video of a demonstration of ‘image re-targeting’ by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan. Re-targeting is basically scaling an image to better fit the medium, display, etc – that could be making it shorter, taller, wider, or narrower – or any combination of those. As opposed to standard cropping and direct resizing. This method uses some fairly clever techniques to add or remove pixels from the image to produce some impressive results. You’d be hard pressed to tell the images had been manipulated. The examples toward the end of the video are especially impressive.

I picked this up from ZatzNotFunny.

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  • Raymond Day

    Wow thank you for pasting that. After playing the video I can see just what you are talking about. That is so very neat to do this with a image! To resize and don’t have to worry about the ratio of the photo!

    -Raymond Day