Since it appeared on the first page of TechCrunch and Digg, seam carving based image resizing seems to have garnered enough attention to trick any coding enthusiast into coming up with an implementation of the algorithm. A little research, and I found a some source code and interesting examples here, here and here.
Here is the workspace
You could use the build.xml with ant to see this in action.
Some enhancements that remain to be done are
- convert this to a full fledged demo
- extract this to a independent library, so that this can be used unobtrusively in HTML
- horizontal seam
- image expansion