Archive for the ‘Image Processing’ Category

Visualizing Imagination

Friday, March 21st, 2014

What do you do when you have an idea? How do you think about it? If you’re like me or like most people, you probably imagine this idea in terms of visual images. Irrespective of what the idea is, be it an object, a plan for doing something, or an abstract concept, the first tendency is to try and view it in some way. You are basically doing a “rapid mental prototype” of your idea or concept.

Now imagine how could it would be if you wouldn’t need to learn to draw in order to get these images out of your head in an almost 1-to-1 mapping. Yes, these days are not far away and brain scanning makes it all possible. Just take a look:

If we will be able to extract the images and the sketches from our heads, simply by imagining them, what would this mean? The potential implications are endless: drawing by thought, getting ideas quickly to paper, recording dreams, and many more.

So what would you do if you could get your mental images on paper?

Back To The Roots Of Photography

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

What if you wouldn’t use a digital camera? What if you would build your own camera? And what if this camera would be as big as a van?

Image Deblurring Soon In Adobe Photoshop?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Well, it would seem so. As this video shows, Adobe has been working for some time now on an automatic image deblurring algorithm. And it works! I mean, WOW! So many of my older images could be salvaged.

Artificial Colors

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

… or colors made by man. How? Mostly chemistry. Did you ever think that some hundred years ago there was no possibility to paint something orange or green? Indeed, colors came to life in our hands very slowly during the last centuries. And here’s a perfect example for this, highlighted by the available colors for crayons in the past century.

I’m not sure about you, but all this makes you think a bit. How was it to only see certain colors in nature, and only in some seasons?

Kubikfoto Is Conquering iOS

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

…with a little help from HTML5.

Can Science Extract Dreams And Memories Now?

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

It seems so… at least the first steps for this have been achieved recently, as described in this article and video:

Now That’s What I Call A Holographic Image

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Awesome Scientific Simulations

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Wired.com recently published this collection of 10 very impressive scientific simulations and visualizations.

My favorite is number 10, with the wind turbines. 🙂

Vectorizing Pixel Art

Monday, June 13th, 2011

This is a topic I’ve been secretly thinking about for years: how to vectorize pixel-based images. Slowly, I found out about multiple methods that manage to do this, some with better results, others with poorer ones. But now I’m also glad that I’ve found a site that compares these techniques on multiple examples. This makes it really easy to see the particularities of each method.

Lasting Impressions In Advertisement

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This is a really nice idea, combined with a simple video projection technique, that together have the potential to impress your target audience.