February 4, 2010 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Anybody knows the problem: Some images have too much background - and too little motif. Or they are available in portrait while landscape is required. Or the images show the entire family with a stranger and one would prefer if the stranger could be removed by retouching. And sometimes, one would just like to move two motifs closer together, which are too far apart in the image.
Savoy Software, the Berlin startup, has developed an app for the iPhone, which can solve all the problems listed above in a such a way that not only Photoshop experts can work with the app but also laymen and hobby photographers who use the iPhone camera for taking pictures.
Liquid Scale: Scale images without distorting the motif unnaturally. The result is called Liquid Scale and it is immediately available through the iTunes AppStore. The intelligent app automatically analyzes the important area of an image and recognizes the real motif as compared to the background.
The motif keeps its original size if the image is scaled in this manner. However, the less important areas of the image will be simply moved together. This changes reality to meet my requirements: With Liquid scale, image processing 2.0 has become reality - ironically by bending reality. The completely processed images can be saved on the iPhone with the quality levels "low", "medium" and "high".
"Finally, I can change images to my required sizes without affecting the proportions or reducing the real motif of the image too much. Those who have seen how simple image processing with Liquid Scale is want to improve all their images in this manner," says Stephan Topper, beta tester, who had the opportunity to test Liquid Scale from the beginning.
Liquid Scale provides "Content Aware Image Resizing". The motif of an image can be strengthened without problems and dispensable background can be cut off. Two motifs in one image can be brought closer together by moving the image in between closer together.
Those who want it may not only rely on the intelligence of the software but can also act on their own. In this case it is possible to mark individual persons in the image with a finger to remove them in a targeted manner. No question: Anybody can now perform tricks with images. Why Liquid Scale: From the iPhone directly into the blog. Images processed by Liquid Scale can be stored in an album on the iPhone or they can be sent by e-mail. If desired the before and after views of the scaled images can be shown.
* Innovative image app for the iPhone
* Offers "Content Aware Image Resizing"
* Scaled images without changing the main motif
* Remove persons from image
"Why such a comprehensive image processing program on the small iPhone? This question is often asked." said Anna Ruhe, Co-founder of Savoy Software. "We see more and more bloggers and other persons now on the Internet who actively use the iPhone while traveling to establish new content for their websites and to upload it directly to the Internet. Liquid Scale makes it possible to resize the images obtained with the iPhone so that they can be processed immediately. In addition, we have made a major effort for the design of our user interface with the result that retouching images on the iPhone is real fun. And it is real fun to experiment with the images. Does the boss in the image with the nice colleges bother you? Just mark him for removal and the right persons are together now."
* German and English
* iPhone or iPod touch 3.0 or later
* 1.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Liquid Scale 1.0 is only $1.99 USD (1.59 Euro) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.
Designers and software developers cooperate at Savoy Software to develop innovative and complex applications, which look great and which are fun when used, Technology, design and user centricity: Savoy Software combines passion for technical challenges with an excellent visualization that puts the user friendly perspective at the center. Copyright (C) 2010 Savoy Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.