Image Slicing LIVE…..

Photography, Research, Siggraph07
Hot on the heels of our coverage of Image Slicing and Stretching paper titled Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing (Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir), here is a fully working prototype of the shrinking part of the paper by Patrick Swieskowski. So how long do you think it will take for Adobe to snag these guys up?......
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Image Slicing and Stretching….

Art, Research, Siggraph07
Found this while having a beer in Stuttgart, Germany. Video of the excellent paper presented by Shai Avidan from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) and Ariel Shamirfrom The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)/Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL).From their excellent Paper titled Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing:Seam carving is a method for content-aware resizing that changes the size of an image according to its content. This paper shows applications to aspect-ratio change, image retargeting, and object removal.More info on the technique can be found in this PDF file.
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Siggraph07: San Diego Zoo

Photography, Siggraph07
Yeah these were shot during the last day of my Siggraph 2007 trip to San Diego. If you like the zoo, you'll love the one in San Diego. If you don't, go and visit anyway, you might change your mind. From Wikipedia entry:The world-famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is one of the largest, most progressive zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. It is privately operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego on 100 acres of parkland leased from the City of San Diego, and ownership of all animals, equipment and other assets rests with the City of San Diego.Click this link and take a peak. You can also have a look at the rest of the…
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Siggraph07: Exploring San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

Photography, Siggraph07
Here is another batch of pictures from my recent trip to San Diego. These were shot during an afternoon walking down 5th and back up 4th Ave. If you get a chance you should definitely hang out here, specially at night. Lots of Art Deco architecture, good food and lots of drinks. And before you ask, yes I like fire hydrants and lamp posts and I tend to photograph them in every city I visit. Click this link and take a peak. You can also have a look at the rest of the gallery using this link.
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