New Image Resizer May Soon Be Part of Photoshop

30 08 2007


Adobe Hires a Slew of Very Impressive Individuals

A couple of days ago, I posted a video showing off some new image resizing technology that could really open a lot of doors for photographers, photo manipulators, and graphic artists of all kinds. It’s been one of my most viewed posts since then, so I’m pleased to present you with this follow-up: one of the guys responsible for creating this technology, Shai Avidan, has been hired by Adobe. This is excellent news for everyone who thought like me and were dying to have this technology as a part of Photoshop.

According to an Adobe Blog post, Shai was not the only imaging heavy hitter that Adobe recently hired. Wojciech Matusik, a big name in multi-aperture photography and 3D television has also joined the Adobe team along with Sylvian Paris, a pioneer of matching tones in photos and generating 3D data from 2D pictures.

With any luck, Adobe will be the force responsible for allowing this dream team of developers to get the most potential out of their technology. It also means that alternative image editors like the GIMP may fall even more behind Adobe’s flagship product. I just hope the next version of Photoshop (CS4?) will have some of these functions built in.

Here’s the video again if you missed it: