I ran across a really neat web app today that looks very similar to what was being demoed in my previous post on Advanced Photo Resizing. Go to rsizr.com, and upload an image to resize. This little web app will resize your photos by taking out unimportant information. I uploaded a photo of myself and then shrunk it down without losing much data or detail. You just highlight the most important part of the photo, and Rsizr does its magic by slowly shrinking the un-highlighted unimportant parts of the photo.
rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer. With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
Give it a spin… it’s a pretty cool little web app.