Image matting tool cuts out objects in photos using an alpha-matting technique. While clear cuts can be found for all objects that are clearly separated from their environment, objects with fuzzy borders and semi-transparent areas don't have a clear outline. The tool creates an alpha channel that defines the degree to which the background shines through the foreground for every pixel. The background color can then be subtracted. The user defines a rough boundary of an object with a large brush and a high-quality segmentation is generated. Problematic areas can be edited manually.
The Psychosynth project aims to create an interactive, modular soft-synth inspired by the ideas of the Reactable. It provides a clean object oriented API to allow the creation of new innovative interfaces for the synthesizer and a 3D simulator of a Reactable-alike device with support for collaborative music creation over the network.
FOSS Factory Source is the source code for the FOSS Factory website, an ingenious new funding system for free/open source software development. Unlike other FOSS bounty systems, FOSS Factory protects the interests of both developers and sponsors, simultaneously guaranteeing results and ensuring that developers are paid for their work. Its unique community-driven contractless approach avoids typical project management problems.