Matt Ricketson
Computational Photography
Assignment 2 Part 1

The images below show successful seam carving attempts for (1) horizontal carving and (2) vertical carving. Each image retains its primary contents fairly well. The space image is especially good, as it is hard to tell whether it has been altered at all.

These images worked well because they have clearly visible empty regions that can be easily cut away. In image (1), the clear sky is easily removed with seams. Likewise, in image (2), the blue ocean can be removed, preserving the astronauts.

Image Original Final Seam Removal Map
Coast
Space

The images below show unsuccessful seam carving attempts for (1) horizontal carving and (2) vertical carving. In the first image, the algorithm attempts to save the sailboat, but in the process destroys the line differentiating the water from the mountains. In the second image, France becomes completely deformed because the seam-carving technique is not good at maintaining correct shapes. These examples show how seam carving does not work when more intellient removal is required.

Image Original Final Seam Removal Map
Sailboat
France