As someone who is interested in both photography and collage art, Microsoft Research immediately caught my eye this morning with an announcement about a new tool called AutoCollage 2008.
But what really struck me is how much Microsoft Research sounds like other product groups these days. First, there was the name, AutoCollage 2008. That sure doesn't sound like something from the labs. Second, to get the program, one has to buy it for $20 from Windows Marketplace (there is a 30-day free trial version, but it stamps a big watermark on the resulting collages--see above).
I tracked down one … Read more