Liquid Resize: Stretch without Stretching

You know how sometimes a photo just doesn’t fit the space you have? Maybe it’s too short and needs to be wider… but you can’t crop it because there are important items at the edges?

onOne Software has an upcoming solution in a product called Liquid Resize. It uses a new technology that can stretch an image while not distorting important items. You paint a mask over the items you want to protect, and then Liquid Resize changes the proportions of the image while maintaining the aspect ratio of those elements.

For example, you can keep the people and landmarks intact, while stretching or compressing the areas in-between — and the result looks natural

The company is making a prerelease standalone version available for free; the final product will be a plug-in for Photoshop. Get it now at