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Watch the bowtie dance [Dec. 3rd, 2008|07:34 am]
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My brother Ian has this photographic fetish of recreating the pose from an old photograph. So every thanksgiving since 2002 he's taken a picture with his wife and daughter in the same pose.
When he posted all the pics in his blog, I thought 'why not gif animation?' Using Gimp I loaded them all up, dragged, scaled, and rotated them so that his eyes line up (pretty much) from picture to picture. The result is kinda scary and ridiculous, kind of like that Something Awful Lindsay Lohan animation.





This sort of thing would maybe more visually interesting if I figured out how to register the surroundings -- e.g. the stove and window in the background. I actually have that technology at work, but the amount of programming involved is more than I commit to a goof like this.

Actually I bet people would dig on a program that did landmark registration -- pick 2 or 3 points in a picture that you want to align, and the program would figure out the combination of scaling and rotation to come close to aligning them.

EDIT: I guess there's already TurboReg, which is a plugin for a program called ImageJ. These are both in my work domain, medical image processing.
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[User Picture]From: colorless_pixel
2008-12-03 02:11 pm (UTC)
I can't stop staring at it. Watching his hair tranform over and over again.
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[User Picture]From: mkb_technologie
2008-12-03 02:35 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of a photo exhibit I saw at school. Every year for 10 years or so, the photographer took a photo of the Thanksgiving turkey as it came out of the oven. Every year after the first, the previous year's photo was held up next to it, creating an infinite turkey tunnel.
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[User Picture]From: girlsgirlsgirls
2008-12-03 06:46 pm (UTC)
this is such a good idea.
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[User Picture]From: drthundr
2008-12-03 06:14 pm (UTC)
ImageJ is the bomb. I am trying to get the scientists at my work to use it instead of the crappy ancient MS software they are using.
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[User Picture]From: girlsgirlsgirls
2008-12-03 06:45 pm (UTC)
lolzwhat
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[User Picture]From: optic
2008-12-03 06:52 pm (UTC)
it's great and weird if you focus on his eyes, but his wife jumps around sort of dizzyingly. the growing daughter works well though. and let's not even get into the bowties.
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