Episode 014: Liquid Rescaling, Seam Carving and COWS!

Liquid Rescaling or Seam Carving – two names for a new way to change the proportions of pictures while keeping the content in shape. The Gimp now has such a plugin and I’ll show you how to use it. COWS? Well, they are important…..

Edit: There is a new version of the plugin out.

I promised some links:

  • The plugin site
  • The Video about this algorithm
  • The paper with all the background
  • The stuff about the importance of cows
  • The Meet the Gimp! photogroup at 23

Don’t forget to make a triptych and post it in the photogroup. I’ll draw a winner for the one year 23Plus membership sponsored by 23 in show 16. So you have still time to Oct. 18 to submit an entry. The pictures there are already worth to be looked at.


00:23 Welcome
00:32 Liquid rescaling
02:34 Getting the plug-in
03:24 The start image
03:50 Shrinking the standard way
05:07 Shrink using liquid rescale
06:40 Comparing the two results
08:40 Protecting some areas
10:25 Removing some parts
10:55 Running the plug-in
12:58 Making a panorama
15:50 Not quite so wide
16:55 Stretching the panorama again
20:10 23hq photo sharing
24:13 The end
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