Oct 7 2009Photosketch: Photoshop For The Unskilled

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Photosketch is an intuitive computer program that makes Photoshopping pictures of yourself humping a dinosaur crushing a robot's skull even easier. You just sketch out some stick figures, add text labels, and the program does all the heavy lifting for you.

A group of researchers have put together a system called PhotoSketch which allows the user to literally sketch a desired scene (see above for an example), label each part of the scene with keywords, then PhotoSketch searches the web for photos and assembles a photographic version of the sketch.

Why the hell anybody would want a picture of themself with a strange woman on a beach with a regatta in the background is beyond me, but hey, it's possible. And you know what else is? Anything you put your mind to. I jest, you'll never accomplish anything. Kidding -- you're all winners in my book. I mean that.

PhotoSketch: Make the Internet Create Photos for You [mentalfloss]

Thanks to Richard, Jack, susan and The Superficial Writer, who only use Photoshop for counterfeiting fast food coupons. The gig is up!

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1st lol

second...and holy shit. its the future of internet bullshizz

I wonder what Daisy will say to this... Hmmm.... *ponders*

That big sailboat looks dangerously close to shore

I think it's all a cover, they just use the barber shop as a way to sell weed

Well, this is horrifying.

@5 ... this weed you speak of ... how much and what barbershop?

well i think that this is going to be a big hit for da noobs of the nets... i.e. Scruff

that big sail boat is too close. good catch.

@ 5: grow up loser

Let me try this thing...

"Kim Kardashian naked" + "Reggie Bush" + "urine" ...background...."Superdome"...wow it links right to Google image search...

so..all the images are sourced via the internet.
isn't that illegal...taking random images off the net and using them without consent?
good luck getting the license for that end user resource.

@10, you blow up!

FAKE!!!!

This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in Never BAck Down where Max said "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

this looks pretty fun

@7 at the local barbershop, it's great. When they ask you what kind of haircut you want, just ask them what's popular

@10 http://www.sneeko.net/images/gifs1/legosniper.gif

yeah well it'll never be able to photoshop someone riding a dinosaur to work, it's just not possible... you have to just stick to the real thing when it comes to that

Looks like the spider guy is at it again.

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About Us
We are a large collection of friends and e-friends, 95% who have received various official Arena rewards and accolades, who have decided to lay waste to the twink brackets. We will devote nothing short of 100% energy towards this guild and we will accomplish each and every goal we set out. Almost all of our current members have 2500+ Arena teams. However, dominating the 80 scene can only be amusing for so long. Perusing the battlegroup forums has revealed that the lower brackets are quite competitive and exceptionally active. I expect nothing but the best from my guild. We will be buffed to the maximum each and every time you see us in the battleground. Not just merely alchemy consumable but raid boss buffs, among others. Each time you see us, we will make an impression. Do not take us lightly.

Do you want to be a part of the greatest collection of WoW talent and be a major player on the twink scene?

What we are looking for

We are looking for that special WoW player who devotes a majority of their time to World of Warcraft. Average daily playtime MUST be at least six hours or your application will not even be considered. Our usual playtime is 4 PM-12 AM but that is a tentative schedule and may change if I think we need more practice.

I will not accept "lone wolf" type players. You must be 100% dedicated to the team. Your individual success in a battleground is irrelevant. If you are not contributing 100% towards the guild's goal, then I will not allow you to queue for a battleground for three days. I will NOT have a guild member embarrass myself or my guild's name.

Second, we are not accepting TRANSFER players. There is a 99.99% chance there is something wrong with your character. I am NOT accepting imperfect characters into my guild. You will start from scratch with us. We shall provide you with the best equipment in the bracket. You will spend your days grinding as a level one, LEARNING about your class as each and every individual exp. bubble fills. There will be not one level where you don't learn something new.

Furthermore, every tenth level you will be forced to duel an original member of the same level. If your performance is sub par, you will be immediately removed from the guild, no questions asked.

Your duels are rated on a 1-10 system. Our council will observe your duel at every tenth level increment. If you ever go below a "5", you are automatically removed from the guild. We do not fool around. We are only looking for "the best in the business."

Furthermore, you will be asked to farm at LEAST 100g and deposit it into the guild bank once a week. We have a treasury officer who will provide me with weekly updates on who is performing their duties and who is not. If you fail to provide the guild bank with 100g for 3 weeks, you will automatically be removed from the guild.

We will be participating in the 29,39, and 49 bracket.

For the first 3 months, you will be on a probationary period. At any time, we can remove you from the guild without any questions asked. After the first 3 months, we can remove you but you are entitled to a meeting with our council to plead your case as to why you think you deserve to stay.

Upon your acceptance to our guild, I will email you a multitude of resources pertaining to your class, battleground strategies, our guild code of conduct and policies, and a weekly expense sheet. On Mondays you are required to fill out this expense sheet on what you think you'll take from the guild bank for the week. At the end of the week, I will reconcile what you took with what you wrote down on your expense sheet. If they don't reconcile and the variance is large, you will be removed from the guild.

Any of those who THINK they are interested, please email me your application, guild history, three contacts who know you, class you are most interested in playing, and if possible, a 30 second fraps video displaying how you control your character to best_in_biz325@gmail.com

Thank you.

witchcraft!!

lol!

*tackles Daisy*

Someone Photosketch "19" outta here!!!

re: "Do you want to be a part of the greatest collection of WoW talent and be a major player on the twink scene?"

...no

This is a government sponsored group of people sent to crete this so that any man can do photoshop by using crappy drawings that way when people really do see a UFO the government can just say "yeah anyone can use photo sketch." THE END IS NIGH!!!

Too everyone we have this cool club, it is called Fight club, 1st rule you don't talk about fight club, 2nd rule you don't talk about fight club, 3rd rule when someone says stop, or goes llimp, even if he's just faking it, the fight is over, 4th rule only two guys to a fight, 5th rule one fight at a time, 6th rule they fight without shirts or shoes, 7th rule the fights go on as long as they have to and 8th if this is your first night at fight club, you have to fight.

Yeah I want to be a part of this fun thing they call WOW, and be bossed around by some 12 year old kid, that just sounds like fun. Seriously 19, it sounds like you are taking WOW a little too serious, and really who has 6 hours too play WOW every day, that is like a job.

@19

you're taking a video game a bit seriously. look in the words, "video GAME" it's a game, not life

Who would want to draw anything that isn't a reference to The Beyonce' Video?

@19, are you shitting me? Does WoW come from "WoW, your 48 and still a virgin?" Im betting the last time you touched a thigh or a breast it was in a bucket of KFC. 'Snatch Goblin' could mean a couple of things, but theres ONE im sure doesnt apply to you.

@19 what is this warcraft of the world everyone is talking about ....
also for making me read that i sent a bunch of spam to your email

I've got the 10 worst movies ever...


http://www.blackbeatpress.com

All the up to date Gossip Girl news you need!

SUPER PIXELS!!!

GTFO WoW Roll-player-Fag, this is not a recruiting forum!

@ 26, 28, 29... Awesome!

19 is more annoying than Daisy.. O this crap is definitely fake.. show me the actual product website or stfu

Furthermore, you will be asked to farm at LEAST 100g and deposit it into the guild bank once a week.

Sounds like a WoW pyramid scheme

We are looking for that special WoW player who devotes a majority of their time to World of Warcraft. Average daily playtime MUST be at least six hours or your application will not even be considered. Our usual playtime is 4 PM-12 AM but that is a tentative schedule and may change if I think we need more practice.

@19 my link says it all..... at all others who have lives and jobs: good for you.... just say no to WOW and GW it may be time for you to Warren G some folks and leave thier wasted attempts to advertise to some other lessbino-bacon-antirobotic site

photosketch pretty nifty project

+ @30 it seems like you grabbed the most random people on Earth and asked them each what their favorite and worst movie was, then piled them into your list ......thus blackbeatpress = boycott

@25 yay way to go

on topic this is definitely fake, I couldn't find anything on the webs

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I downloaded the source, which is in fact not the source, but a bunch of command line programs. It uses the open source computer vision library "opencv" which must be installed.

The executables will do the following:

ImportImages.exe : will resize a bunch of images to a smaller size

RefineRegions.exe : doesnt appear to do anything except creating a folder "RefinedReg"

Segmentation.exe : will convert a folder of pictures into a folder of 'superpixel' images ... looks nice and interesting for quick-masking a photo

PhotoSketch.exe : this is supposed to be the main program, but the only input it takes is a black-and-white mask, not including the labels you see in the example movie. It didn't seem to do anything at all.

ProcessAll.exe : this will run photosketch for a number of images and folders, works.

So either PhotoSketch.exe needs some more documentation or it doesn't work at all.

Good morn, evening, or nigh to all inhabitants of Fageroth. I would like to inform each and every one of you that on the Fageroth server, we are creating a guild full of the most pathetic wastes of energy in World of Warcraft. Our guild name is Could You Bring Me a Double Whopper with Cheese. Why have we decided upon Could You Bring Me a Double Whopper with Cheese? Easy...because we are fat. Those that face us will soon realize that we are the best in the business at what we do, and sitting on our fat asses at a computer all day playing a video game.
About Us:
We are a large collection of losers, 95% who have never received more than a disgusted glance by a member of the opposite sex, who have decided to lay waste to as many Twinkies as humanly possible while still concentrating on gaming. We will devote nothing short of 100% energy, if that’s what you can realistically call it, towards this goal. Almost all of our current members have a BMI of 30+. I expect nothing but the best from my guild. Each time you see us (virtually, through WoW), we will be at home, on our computers, consuming Twinkie milkshakes and making a huge impression in the seats of our computer desk chairs. Do not take us as light weight, although I doubt you ever could.
Do you want to be a part of the lamest collection of WoW addicts and be a major fatass on the Twinkie scene?
What we are looking for:
We are looking for WoW losers who devote a majority of their time to World of Warcraft. Average daily playtime MUST be at least six hours or you don’t qualify as big enough of a loser. Our usual playtime is 4 PM-12 AM but that is a tentative schedule and may change if I decide I’m not being bossy enough or just want to exercise my domination over you since I can’t possibly dominate anyone other than a staffer at Ryan’s Buffet in my real life.
I have created a complex system of rules and guidelines by which I can feel more important than you. I like this idea. I will be your overlord for years and you will bow before me as I become Twinkie King of Fagerdom! …wait, I mean Fageroth!
Any of those who THINK they are interested, please email me your application, guild history, three contacts who know you, class you are most interested in playing, a gift certificate or coupon to Burger King, and if possible, a 30 second faps video displaying your fapping technique when you get off on pron or sexy WoW characters: best_in_biz325@gmail.com
Thank you.

that's BS. there are just a bunch of monkeys in a warehouse Photoshoping your pictures together.

@43 How long did it take you to come up with that

@43 brilliant :D

@43 Awesome

@43:

WIN!

@48:

WIN ALSO!

@43: you made my evening, brilliant!

zzzzzzzzzz......

@43

Nice. Must admit though...a twinkie milkshake sounds pretty damn good tbh.

Guess 11,000,000 people CAN be wrong...or at least the 3 buddies this carebear WoWtard lords over in his craptastic guild of self-exiled humanoids.

I like gaming as much as the next guy, but go experience life and toss a few more hobbies into the mix. Spending every waking hour of your day either at actual work, or "working" on your character IS CRAZY! Seriously, bro...get help...you ARE an addict.

I put in "kissing" + "Sasquatch" and I got Khloe Kardashian's wedding pictures...

good luck getting the license for that end user resource.

Just thought I'd throw this in here...

That so called "rough sketch" was pretty freakin' awesome! Not sure why they would screw with perfection by throwing actual pix all over it??? Just sayin'

Great post. Thanks.

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