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Adobe is now resorting to magic in the new Photoshop

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    Zeo

    OMG. This is the magic of software. I'm impressed as a developer...this has to be an april fool's joke, right?

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH0aEp1oDOI

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    nic

    Nope; not a joke - it's called Seam Carving and was first presented at SIGGraph back in 2007

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seam_carving

     

     

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    figuerres

    at the end the name of the poster is "RoyalTricks"  just a small clue.

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    sushovande

    Wow, really impressive stuff.

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    elmer

    figuerres said:

    at the end the name of the poster is "RoyalTricks"  just a small clue.

    I think that's a re-post.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AdobePhotoshopFB

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    nic said:

    Nope; not a joke - it's called Seam Carving and was first presented at SIGGraph back in 2007

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seam_carving

     

     

    Seam carving (at least as I've seen it) is typically used to implement content-aware scaling (shrinking the image)--  this seems to be the reverse of that process (where you're adding data rather than intelligently removing data).

     

    This is some very impressive stuff, and I'd love to learn how it works...  does Microsoft have anyone working in this field that C9 could talk to?

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    Bass

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    nic said:
    *snip*

    Seam carving (at least as I've seen it) is typically used to implement content-aware scaling (shrinking the image)--  this seems to be the reverse of that process (where you're adding data rather than intelligently removing data).

     

    This is some very impressive stuff, and I'd love to learn how it works...  does Microsoft have anyone working in this field that C9 could talk to?

    From the desert example, if you look carefully you will notice it is mostly a repeat of the desert scene to the right of the road. It seems to basically be a rubber stamp tool, but somewhat world aware (ie. trained using ML techniques). As per usual with these "tech demos" aka dog and pony shows, I would question it's robustness outside of carefully controlled examples.

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    dentaku

    nic said:

    Nope; not a joke - it's called Seam Carving and was first presented at SIGGraph back in 2007

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seam_carving

     

     

    Content aware scaling is already available but that was content aware fill which looks very interesting. I'm sure it needs touching up afterwards but it's a good place to start.

     

    I've used Mike Swanson's (yes the guy from the MIX videos) SEAMonster before and it seems to use seam carving to do scaling but that doesn't look like magic the same way this video does Wink

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    spivonious

    How did they do the panorama shot at the end of the video? I have a very hard time believing that this is real, offical Adobe channels or not.

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    Ray7

    I was a believer until he made the road vanish. That was just a little too slick.

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    Harlequin

    Ray7 said:

    I was a believer until he made the road vanish. That was just a little too slick.

    Hopefully we'll see it in CS5, because CS1 > CS2 > CS3 > CS4 felt like paid patches.

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