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Pixel Poetryx -- for 2D graphic image analysis and manipulation
Detail from Sacre Coeur, Paris, after 'colour mashing'
The main focus of our company is research into digital image manipulation techniques. We also provide software tools for image analysis and manipulation. The emphasis is on high quality, high resolution, design & production of small images for websites, business cards, postcards, book covers and dust jackets.
The Pixel Poetryx Image Manipulator application supports the editing of photographic images (.jpeg or .png files). Text can be added to images. Images can be distorted (e.g. fisheye effect) or corrected for distortion (e.g. pincushion, barrel, converging verticals). Edits can be applied to selected parts of an image, applied via a gauze, and faded into unedited areas. Cut & paste operations allow image texture and image regions to be analyzed and overlaid. Conversion between grey-scale, RGB and RGBA allows novel colour effects to be achieved.
The application can also create abstract mathematical designs based on real functions of two real variables: f(x,y), f(r,theta); Mandelbrot family fractal patterns; and chaos theory strange attractors, after work by Field and Golubitsky*.
The intention is to marry creative, artistic, graphic
design capabilities with powerful, mathematically based, software
algorithms. If you are interested in the theory or practice of digital image analysis or manipulation...
Some things you can do with Pixel Poetryx
Click on any of the links below to see examples of images transformed using the Pixel Poetryx image analyzer and manipulator:
- Turn ordinary photographs (or other digital images) into artwork
- Correct lens or viewpoint distortion and use distortion creatively
- Repair glitches in photographs; add passe-partout borders
- Convert colour photographs to black & white, and vice versa
- Blend or fade edits into the original image, to avoid hard edges
- Analyze the components of an image: hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, etc.
Every image on this website was either created by or manipulated (cropped, rotated, resized, or more) using the Pixel Poetryx image analyzer and manipulator.
Pixel Poetryx Image Analyzer & Manipulator Application
This software runs on Mac OS X and PC (using Java 1.5 JRE or later). The software has been tested with Mac OS X 10.4 and Windows 7, and has been run on Linux. It runs on any computer that supports Java 1.5 or later (pretty well any personal computer less than 5 years old).
The software is continually evolving and is currently at version 1.28 (alpha). Please contact us for information about software availability and the possibility of taking part in the Pixel Poetryx alpha and beta test programs. This would give you early access to the latest software.