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Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Abstract

Image resizing has become more necessary with the increased popularity of cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices with varying screen sizes. This paper presents methods for resizing images and videos while attempting to preserve the important content of that image or video. An algorithm called seam carving can expand or reduce the size of an image while typically maintaining quality and content. Seam carving is not always effective however and there have been recent developments and modifications on this algorithm. This paper presents two advancements on seam carving, one that optimizes image retargeting on images with many repeated objects or patterns. The other applies the method of seam carving to video resizing.

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