rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer

rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer. With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.

Seam carving is a brilliant image resizing technique pioneered by Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir.

It’s free, of course!

Visit: rsizr.com

Online Dictionary with Pictures

Shahi is a cool online dictionary with pictures. It combines Wiktionary shahicontent with Flickr, Google and Yahoo images. When you search for a particular term it presents you with its definition and shows related images on the sidebar.

You can further extend the search by clicking on related words and easily switch between Flickr, Google and Yahoo image searches.

Features:

  • Cool visual dictionary with photos from the web.
  • Combines Wiktionary content with Flickr, Google and Yahoo images.
  • Search for word definitions and expand the search by clicking related terms.

Visit: www.blachan.com/shahi

Master the Art of Panning to Create Dynamic Pictures

What’s panning? It’s the photo technique that seems to freeze an object in panningmotion against a blur of background movement. Learn how to execute a proper pan with these tips.

Steady hands or a tripod with a nice ball head are a must for a smooth pan. For more tips and example photos, check out the rest of the tutorial below.

Visit: The Art of Panning

Pixlr plugin for Firefox turns your browser into an image editor

Pixlr is a web-based image editing application. We first discovered the site a pixlr-pluginfew months ago, and it compares favorably to other web based graphics apps like Picnik and Fotoflexer. You can crop, resize, add effects, or paint your images. And now thanks to a Firefox plugin, importing images to Pixlr is even easier.

Once the plugin is installed, you’ll notice a little icon in the Firefox status bar that you can click to automatically import any web page you’re on to Pixlr for editing. Just want to edit an image from the web? No problem. Just right click and select Edit in Pixlr. The image editor will open in a new tab and load the picture automatically.

Visit: Pixlr