Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
A colleague at work pointed this out to me the other day. It’s a new image manipulation technique that helps with resizing graphics, without losing detail.
It’s technically phenomenal, and the results are stunning, if not 100% perfect (there are a few places on the beach photos where you can make out joins) however I don’t think I will be using it myself. Watch the video to see what I mean.
The problem I have with it is simply that it distorts the image. Sure it looks good, but if you take a photo of somewhere and then change it using this technique, then anyone comparing your photo to reality will be unable to find it’s equal. There will be similar places, but nowhere identical. I can see uses for it, and it’s ridiculously clever, but I think it’s real world use is limited.