Image Resize Guide 1.4.1 estaba como Giveaway el día n 1 de noviembre de 2013
Image Resize Guide le permite realizar cambios contextuales en el tamaño de la imagen y relación de aspecto mediante la eliminación de porciones "innecesarias" pero manteniendo las características "importantes" intactas. Elimina los objetos a partir de imágenes sin huellas visibles. Los mejores resultados se obtienen en un contexto de nieve, agua o vegetación.
Las áreas importantes pueden ser especialmente marcadas. Incluye muestras de demostración de animación paso a paso. Dispone de las siguientes herramientas: Cambiar el tamaño, cortar, automatico, redimensión automatica, pegado inteligente.
Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8 (x32/x64)
Separates solid objects from an arbitrary background, applies background effects (filling, shadowing, blur, monochrome), allows transferring objects to another photo, makes a photomontage. Includes stepwise animated demo samples. Today's price for GOTD users: $5.99 instead of $45.00!
Photo Print Pilot is photo printing software specially designed for photograph printing at home. To print photos in a desired format you should just choose a template with a size of the images for printing and a way they will be arranged on a page. Today's price for GOTD users: $9.95 instead of $29.95!
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Very GOOD APP today which, exactly as Inpaint, can remove objects from a photo by replacing one area of it with another one as a "patch", without any quality loss at the end of the process.
Unlike most similar FREE/PAID products out there, this tool can resize a picture by removing only unnecessary portions of it, instead of equally reducing all objects.
Smart way to reduce the size and aspect ratio of a photo, before publishing it on the web (on Facebook, for instance) or send it via email as attachment.
Even the LITE and FREE version of this app is very good, despite lacking of the "Smart Remove" function designed to remove objects from a pic without leaving visible traces!!
3 THUMBS UP from me!!
So overall this GAOTD is an EXCELLENT APP but 45 $ is as usual too way expensive in my view, especially when compared to FREE alternatives out there!!
BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES
First of all, to remove objects and compress the image size and aspect ratio you can use the excellent Open Source "GIMP":
Another excellent FREE & PORTABLE app almost noybody seem to be aware of is also RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool): in short it's a cool image optimizer tool, which helps you visually adjust compression ratio parameters, while keeping minimum filesize and high image quality, in order to easily share any photos of yours on the web or via email as attachment.
With this magic FREE tool users can preview the resulting image in real time, as it updates itself immediately after each photo alteration by a cool function called “in-place compare”.
Can also be used to remove metadata (IPTC, Adobe XMP, EXIF profile, ICC profile or comments) from any photos with ease.
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The installation was without any problems.
The software started working immediatelly and it started by suggesting that you should watch several video demostration of the functions the software offers. I believe it is a wonderful feature.
Then I took several pictures from a comic and tried to resize them. You can see the results at http://www.aj3000.org/demo/index.html
Honestly, I was not satisfied with the results, so I am not going to keep the software, but with a different kind of pictures this software could work much better.
Anyway, as it is free you should give it a try and see for yourself.
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Initially I thought it was a simple image resize program but it's not and the only way you can understand its function is to download it and play the demonstrations.
I suppose in essence it can be summed up as a cutting, stretching and squeezing tool which can also mark objects that must remain untouched.
It is a different way of removing objects than the more often used chameleon type where the program tries to guess what is behind the object to be removed.
The only way you can understand this programs capabilities is by downloading it and it's certainly worthwhile doing so.
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I think this is a worthwhile app -- installation has a low impact on Windows, so if you work with images at all, get it -- if you find yourself using it often, support the developer, TInt Guide.
#7: "I suppose in essence it can be summed up as a cutting, stretching and squeezing tool which can also mark objects that must remain untouched."
#8: "Originally I thought this software would only remove objects instead of cutting out portions of the picture."
Nowadays you can Google "inpainting" & "seam carving" [separate searches not using quotes] & get loads of info, as people have had a good chance to use these tools [they're neither new nor gimmicks] while developers have been busy tweaking & improving them.
At their core these apps & plugins stretch/shrink images while ignoring parts of the image you tell them to ignore, e.g. you might stretch everything but the fire hydrant in the center of the picture or stretch the rest of the image to fill in where the fire hydrant is now. The Gotcha! they share is that when you want to remove something in the foreground of an image & the background is complex.
The problem in those situations is you might have to stretch part of the background downward to cover up the *hole*, stretch another bit of the background left to right, but just a little, then the lower right corner might have to come up a bit etc... hopefully you get the idea -- with some complex backgrounds you have to take something from every direction, but in different amounts, to make up for whatever's missing when you remove something from your image.
When that sort of problem happens, if it's a borderline case try another app, e.g. Inpaint. Otherwise you can take the route of the artist, become more of a technician, or combine both. The more artistic approach would be to paint over the object you want to remove -- many [most?] people would use a clone brush or tool. The more technician oriented approach would be to break apart the image, fix the various parts, & then reassemble it -- it's not as complicated as it might sound...
While there are loads of image apps that let you adjust colors, contrast, brightness, & such, at the heart of good image editing software you'll have the Selection tools -- it's all about isolating, selecting the part of the image you're going to work with or copy. Using my simple example of a fire hydrant, let's assume it's in the middle of a sidewalk in front of a building. To remove it from the picture, also assuming that Tint Guide didn't work on the picture as-is, I could easily select the part of the picture above the edge of the sidewalk, & then do the same thing for that part that's below that edge. Each portion is now better suited to a seam carving plugin, or if I save the selections as new images, I can open them in a stand-alone seam carving app.
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Downloaded and installed with no problems. Registered automatically (no hoops to jump through)
Takes some practice to achieve the desired result and some functions work better than others in meeting my needs. However, performs pretty much as promised and worth keeping in the toolbox for when a quick edit of photo content is required to meet size constraints.
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