Alan Pinstein's Blog – October 2010 Archive (3)

"Diminished Reality" does for Video what PatchMatch does for stills

I previously shared with you a technology called Patch Match which has now made its way into Photoshop CS5.


Some genius has figured out how to do that for video now, and in real-time to boot. Check out the embedded video for an incredible demonstration of this object removal algorithm for video.


You can all imagine how useful this could be for virtual tour…
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Added by Alan Pinstein on October 15, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Architectural Photography and the Uncanny Valley

In the field of robotics there's an idea called the Uncanny Valley. The idea is that people prefer robots that look more like humans, but only to a point. Once they resemble humans very closely, but not exactly, they start to freak people out.

In architectural photography, this feels somewhat analogous to the situation with straightening verticals (keystone correction). When people view images that aren't corrected, they…
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Added by Alan Pinstein on October 10, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

More Proof of How Professional Photography Has a Positive ROI!

RedFin has shared a great study on the effect of professional photography and real estate selling prices. The study, called RedFin Blog: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Dollars: True or False?, uses real MLS data to determine the value-add of… Continue

Added by Alan Pinstein on October 5, 2010 at 8:02am — No Comments

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