Fugenschnitzer—the free small Seam Carving Programm for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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What Is Seam Carving?

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Seam Carving is a new image resizing method introduced in 2007 by Ariel Shamir and Shai Avidan. On the right you can watch Shamir & Avidan's famous presentation video Advanced Image Resizing which gives you a comprehensive impression about the principe and application of the Seam Carving method. This video and the author's original paper can be found at http://www.seamcarving.com.

Where Is Seam Carving Used?

Frequently, images are requiered to be resized in a way that changes the aspect ratio. Therefore, two conventional methods are available with their known disadvantages:

  1. Stretching: Causes the image to be warped.
  2. Cropping: Objects near the image margins are removed.

The Seam Carving method is a smart alternative way beside these two conventional methods. If you resize the image using Seam Carving the image content is completely preserved without image warping.
This is achieved—in contrast to conventional image resizing methods—by being aware of the image content. The Seam Carving effect is that only those parts of the image are removed that have the least difference to their neighbourhood. Thus, the "objects" visible to the viewer keep remaining.

What Is Fugenschnitzer?

Fugenschnitzer is an implementation of the Seam Carving Method. Fugenschnitzer ist therefore a program for resizing images using Seam Carving. Fugenschnitzer contains these program components:

Fugenschnitzer is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as its source code.

About The Project

Project mame: Fugenschnitzer
Project page at SourceForge.net: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fugenschnitzer/
Author: David Eckardt
Revision: 0.8 beta 2
Date: 2009/3/19
License: Application programs: GNU General Public License Version 3
Program library: GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3
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Downloads For Users

User manual for Fugenschnitzer 0.8 beta 2

Note: The Windows Version requires the
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redist. Package.
Platform Links Size
Windows EXE Installer Download Help 3.87 MB
ZIP (without installer) Download 4.84 MB
Mac Intel & PowerPC Download Help 15.28 MB
Intel Download 8.96 MB
PowerPC Download 8.65 MB
Python 2.6 – Linux and
Download Help 1.09 MB
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Downloads For Experts

Fugenschnitzer—Overview For Experts And Developers
Programmer's manual for the Fugenschnitzer Program Library 0.8 beta 2

Type/platform Download/size/package type
Command Line
Windows with libpng 220 kB .zip without libpng 59 kB .zip
Mac with libpng 232 kB .tgz without libpng 54 kB .tgz
Linux with libpng 135 kB .tgz without libpng 39 kB .tgz
Source code Download 9 kB .tgz
Binaries + Header Download 66 kB .zip
Source code Download 49 kB .tgz
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