Sunday, September 30, 2007

WOW! Free Image Resizing!

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RsizrYou saw me ranting earlier about Image Resizing On The Fly and how it may change the way we interact with images. Until now, though, we never got the chance to sample the technology. Thanks to rsizr, now you can use the Seam Carving Technology to resize and alter your own images. Want to remove a person from the last vacation pics? Here's your answer...

Here's what the people behind rsizr say about the service:
rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer. With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
To get an idea on what Seam Carving is, check the link in the first paragraph of this post. rsizr is still in public beta, so there are bound to be some bugs. Get the early mover advantage and you might even be able to suggest some other cool features the team can add to the service! BTW, Dreamhost couldn't have asked for better advertising

Sample resized picture:
  • Original - New CCTV Building Design by OMA for the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Resized -
  • Other blogs who mentioned rsizr recently:

  • Rsizr: Groundbreaking Image Editor with "Seam Carving" at Mashable
  • Seam Carving co-inventor hired by Adobe
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