ESP Biography

SEBASTIAN SCHUON, German Stanford CS grad student

Major: CS

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Sebastian Schuon

Brief Biographical Sketch:

EE Bachelor 2007, TU Munich, Germany
CS Master 2008 (graduating after fall), Stanford

Active Computer Vision / Image Processing researcher (see for details)

Past Classes

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C96: Image manipulation with The GIMP in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
The GIMP is a free software that enables you to manipulate images. Its possibilities range from simple red-eye removal to creation of artwork from scratch. I would like to show you here the basics of this program and to help you edit a photograph of your choice to make something funny or beautiful. Whether you want to give a big nose to your favorite teacher, compose a stunning landscape or portrait yourself casting a colorful spell, this class is for you ! The first two hours will be devoted to learning the elementary tools of the software through a few hands-on exercises. Then each student will be encouraged to use the remaining time to create an artwork of his own imagination, with the teacher here for advice. All you need to know is how to use a computer. Creativity is a plus. It is best if you have a few pictures that you want to edit, available from the web (via webmail for instance). High quality pictures are recommended. Check out my own creations at to get a feeling of what can be done with The GIMP.