onOne Software, provider of world-class software solutions for professional photographers and graphic designers, announces today the technology acquisition of Liquid Resize which introduces a ground-breaking new way to resize images using a technique known as seam carving to reduce the distortion that typically occurs when manipulating the aspect ratio of an image.
"We're excited to have acquired this incredible new and unique image resizing technology to add to our award-winning line of Photoshop plug-ins," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "This new technology that allows users to maintain the original aspect ratio of a digital image will provide photographers and graphic designers alike unprecedented control when they resize or adjust the composition of their images."
About Liquid Resize
Liquid Resize is a content aware image resizing application, originally developed by the Vienna, Austria based husband-wife team of Ramin Sabet and Irmgard Sabet-Wasinger and based on the work of Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir.
Liquid Resize will allow users to resize an image without the traditional geometric limitations while minimising any distortion that would typically result from changing the original aspect ratio of an image.
Availability and pricing
A free public beta of Liquid Resize for both Windows and Mac OS X users will be available in late February 2008 as a stand-alone application from the onOne Software Web site. A Photoshop plug-in version of Liquid Resize is expected to be available in the middle of 2008. Pricing has not yet been announced for the final version of Liquid Resize that will be released later in 2008.
For more information please visitthe oneOne website.