If you’ve ever worked with web pages, you know that one of the most time-consuming tasks is manipulating images so that they fit correctly into the web page. With many gif images, you can re-size simply by stretching or decreasing the size. With photographic images like jpg, re-sizing can be much more difficult.
At the 2007 SIGGRAPH Conference, two Israeli professors showed a new method for re-sizing images. Instead of cropping, they use a program to find the most insignificant parts of the image and remove them. Using this same process, they can also add size to an image. You can see it in a video much more easily: