incredible new tech: Liquid Imaging

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fuddam
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NcIJXTlugc

the potential..............................

looks like only for GIMP at the moment.

ejder
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Now that is clever. I have just downloaded the plug in for gimp and will be whiling away some time playing with that. Best of all it is open source and free. Bet that will be a pretty penny if someone develops it as a plug in for photoshop though. Another thumbs up for open source software.

nash
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oooohhhhh we like that

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Rob James
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B***dy Clever! I might have to get back into Gimp just for that.

Rob The picture is only there to keep the sound in sync

JMCP
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That was superb, especially impressed with the eraser function.

Cheers John

Mick Wells
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Hi
Found this post while looking for something else. Could please you point me in the right direction for the plugin you downloaded and have you got any advise and info on its use.
Looking at the video it looks great.

What I would like to use it for I have a bunch of photos from my Fuji 5600 and want to use them in a widescreen dvd. I cant just crop them as I really need the whole image.
Have you used it like this as it looks like this plugin was made for this sort of job.
I was said above it would be great if there was a Photoshop version.

Many Thanks

Mick: DV500, XP+SP2, P4 3.0ghz, 1GB Ram,

Dave R Smith
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That is fantastic, but I also believe the following feedback:
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CyberDynet100 (3 months ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam Reply IMHO, most of the examples shown are available currently in PSCS using selections, paths, and the "transform" options..
However, clearly, this tool makes it all much more streamlined, easier and likely has a lot more options.
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I am bit unclear though when/where the transformation takes place.

The opening narration talks of ''Content aware' image resizing and the exmaple implies adjusting the text/image window will automatically/dynamically change the image size right before the user/browser of the web page it sits on.
BUT the example seems to be for the editor to resize at source before saving as output to webpage in a fixed size.

Looking at the GIMP website, it's photo edit based not browser based, so it seems to be a case of misleading narration, but in the future maybe we could have browsers that would extend the current resize function to resize dynamically before the end-user?

Chris.
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This technology was recently acquired by the people who make Genuine Fractals (image resizing algorithms). The plan is to release a Photoshop plug-in. Click the link for info.

http://www.ononesoftware.com/press/release331_20080117.php

Bob Aldis
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Am I alone in thinking that if this thing is open source, isn't it a bit weird to hope that some commercial concern will copy/pirate it and sell it to us at an inflated price?

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Chris.
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Bob, I don't think it was open source. The host program GIMP is open source. The code hasn't been stolen afaIk but the coders have done a deal with OnOne to allow them to create a Windows/Photoshop version. The whole thing is based on a paper published by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan. I don't think there's been any patents filed yet. It's possible OnOne could have started writing their own version from scratch, but thought it more cost effective to acquire existing code?

Bob Aldis
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Sorry thought it was a freebee. I thought I had seen it on "click" or somewhere.

I still think it is a bit off that someone can have an idea like this and another company can strip the code and make their own program and they no doubt will be outraged if anyone should attempt to pirate it.

I don't know if that applies in this case but I know it goes on all the time, one program resembling another and having a "similar" look etc.

BobA

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ejder
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You are right Bob it is open source and free, here is a link to the plugin webpage http://liquidrescale.wikidot.com/
I think I must have put the mockers on this in my earlier reply when I said :-
"Bet that will be a pretty penny if someone develops it as a plug in for photoshop though."
It is also available from the gimp website just search for liquid.

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That my friend is very useful indeed! :)

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