Photoshop remixing reality – this ainâ€™t news. Butâ€¦thereâ€™s been an evolution. Now users can â€œstretch the truthâ€ even more. with this awesome piece of software, developed by a neuroscientist.
Some of the new tools for removing tourists from photos, stretching pictures without distorting faces and making reality flexible are free and online.
Mr. Baldassiâ€™s photo-editing tool can be downloaded from his Web site,Â liquidrescale.wikidot.com, and used as a plug-in with a popular open-source image-editing tool known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP.
Check out thisÂ fascinating articleÂ on NYTimes.comâ€¦
(text below taken directly from article)
“We spend about 10 percent our waking life with our eyes closed by blinking,â€ said Michael F. Cohen, a principal researcher at Microsoftâ€™s research division in Redmond, Wash. â€œIf you want to take a picture of 10 people with their eyes open, youâ€™re out of luck.â€
So he and researchers at Microsoft built a tool called Group Shot, which can be found atresearch.microsoft.com/projects/GroupShot. The tool lets users identify the best parts of a sequence of pictures and merge them. It can correct for small changes caused by movement or changes in the lighting. Adobe just introduced a similar feature in the latest version of Photoshop Elements 6, which sells for about $100.
Mr. Cohen said his tool would produce photos that were closer to the reality that we perceive than a photograph.
â€œWeâ€™re assembling whatâ€™s really there â€” just not from one-hundredth of a second, but longer,â€ he said.
â€œThink of an axis from the purely objective to the purely subjective,â€ he said. â€œAt one end is a photograph, a recording of what really took place. At the other end is our internal experience of an external event. Thereâ€™s some place that is a little bit subjective. Itâ€™s not quite real. But if you and I looked at it, we would agree on it.â€