Posts tagged: siggraph

SIGGRAPH 2009 Papers Unveiled

SIGGRAPH 2009 accepted papers are coming out. Totally 78 papers out of 439 submissions are accepted (acceptance rate: ~18%). Congratulations to the authors. Many researchers can not stand waiting long time to post their works online. Thanks to Ke-Sen Huang, he maintains a very nice website of accepted papers.

There are several interesting observations:

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Content-Aware Image Resizing Goes to iPhone

Content-aware image resizing (also called content-aware image retargeting, content-aware image scaling) is to enlarge or reduce the size of an image with minimum distortion of salient or important areas of the image. This is a very useful image processing feature for professional photography, online publishing and handheld-device display. 

Adobe Photoshop CS4 has recently released with a new feature, content-aware scaling. A recent iPhone application, PicTricks, also provides a feature of content-aware image resize, Magic Resize
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Adobe and Microsoft Competing on Next Generation Home Video Editing

Video editing for special visual effects will no longer be the privileges of video professionals. Recently, Adobe Research and Microsoft Research released their own advanced video editing features. Computer vision technologies have been extensively exploited in the two works. 

As more and more people have digital camcorders at home, easy-to-use “Videoshop” is expected to become a useful tool, as people rely on Adobe Photoshop for editing photos nowadays. Home video editing software has a huge potential market that Adobe and Microsoft are targeting.

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