A very interesting new editing technique is called Seam Carving. It’s hard to describe what this technique does – you can stretch and compress images (change aspect ratio) without affecting the subject and you can intelligently remove objects. You can check out a video tutorial on this new technique HERE. There is a free online Resizer HERE, a free Gimp plugin HERE  and a Photshop plugin HERE. One of the authors of THIS PDF was recently hired by Adobe. Look for this to become a built-in feature of Photoshop soon.

Aspect Change Orginal
Aspect Change Orginal

Stretched version (subjects preserved as in original)
Chappy Resized

Intelligent Object Removal Original
Harbor Original

Boat Removed
Harbor No Boat

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