I was navigating on YouTube reading the news and BANG!!!
My eyes were drawn into this video of this new technique for resizing images from Dr Ariel Shamir and Shai Avidan of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science.
SIGGRAPH is a new method of image resizing looks for seams (not simple columns or rows) of pixels with the 'least energy' (least contrast / change in detail) both vertically and horizontally in the image and then uses this to enable resizing without losing important image content such as human subjects or other detail. This technique can be used for reducing and enlarging images as well as removing items from the image which are not wanted (by manually painting 'negative weight' over an area of the image).
Just take a look at the video and AMAZE yourself.
One of these days we will see this implementation on Photoshop or some other software, this will make a BIG improvement on the way we will treat and see our photos.
Wanna know more? Just check the links below.
Click here for Dr Ariel Shamir's home page
Click here for (20MB PDF file) information on this technique