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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
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:
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
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.
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.
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