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Revolving Door: Adobe Hires One Half of the ‘Content Aware Image Resizing’ Team

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So, no matter how you felt about it, once you saw that Content Aware Image Resizing video that’s been nearly everywhere (including our site), who did you figure would snatch up the brains behind it? If you guessed anyone other than Adobe, you’re a weirdo and we will forever question your guessing abilities. John Nack, Mr. Adobe himself, has the scoop on all the big deal people the company has recently hired, including Shai Avidan, the co-creator of the aforementioned image-altering, mind-exploding process. In fact, they just hired him this last Monday to work in their Newton, Massachusetts office, right as the video was being becoming the thing to see. Also hired were Wojciech Matusik, experimenter with multi-aperture photography and Sylvain Paris, who will start work for the company soon, who has “worked on techniques for matching tones across photos (‘make my image pop like Ansel’s').”

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