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    Seam Carving for Enhancing Image Usability on Mobiles

    People and Computers XXII
    Culture, Creativity, Interaction

    Proceedings of HCI 2008
    The 22nd British HCI Group Annual Conference
    Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

    1 - 5 September 2008

    AUTHORS

    Nicholas Hill & Parisa Eslambolchilar

    ABSTRACT

    In this paper we discuss a visual interface for presenting large images on small screen devices. We use the seam carving algorithm as an example technique to improve the readability of images, experimenting with it in various ways. We explain the results of a pilot study where we examined the use of seam carving algorithms on a small screen, making comparisons with simple other image processing methods. This is the first example of a visual interface which uses the seam carving algorithm for mobile devices. We discuss scenarios for the use of such techniques.

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