Crop or Resize Alternative: Stretch Your Images

This video by Dr. Ariel Shamir from Siggraph 2007 demonstates an alternative to traditional cropping vs. resizing of images. As images on web pages target many different screen sizes, this alternative describes a way to measure the least significan lines in a photo and “stretch” images along these lines.

What an interesting video. It will probably take quite a few years before this can be achieved by web browsers. I’m thinking that it will probably require an entire new image format to describe images that the browser can stretch.

Dr. Shamir’s webpage seems highly loaded, and my browser expects to use over 8 hours to get the 20MB report. Any alternative download locations?

Update: Mirror pdf document available at – 20.3MB PDF (found via digg)

(via techcrunch)

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