Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Future of Collage?

Today's online issue of The Wired Campus has a report about some software that I cannot wait to try if and when it becomes available.

The software, first called Photosketch and now Sketch2Photo, is an astonishing way to compose images based on just a simple hand drawn outline with captions. The software looks at the captions, the outlines and then scours the web for images that match your requirements. And then, sheer magic this, it seamlessly composes the images into one fairly convincing composition.

Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage from Tao Chen on Vimeo.

Its creators, from Tsinghua University, give more details at this link. It opens up a whoe new scope of possibilities for artists and graphic designers who will still be needed to create content and composition. I hope . . . .

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