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Image Filters: Colourful Processors

Overview

Today has been my best day in terms of Likes and Views on my website. I have come to the obvious conclusion that most people are more interested in seeing pretty pictures than they are in reading articles on source code.

That’s ok, I also like pretty pictures SmileI have uploaded some more eye candy. The images were created by modifying an image originally authored by Konstantin Lanzet. The original image file is licensed under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, and can be downloaded from .

As a point of interest, all of the filters implemented were done through software I had written from scratch. Most of the application source code have been discussed in various articles and published here on my . All applications and related source code are of course open source.

This is what the original image looks like:


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After applying various colour filters and a bit of copy and paste the result:

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Image Filters: Light bulb Patterns

Overview

I’ve started development on pattern based colour filtering today. The software still needs some work, but so far the results are starting to look quite promising.

At this point I’ve only implemented variable sized checkerboard patterns. The idea being to divide an image into a number of squares and then to only include alternating squares when applying various colour filters.

Keep in mind all of the images shown below were generated from the same source image. The original image reflects a fairly standard image of a clear glass bayonet light bulb.

The original source image used to generate the images featured in this article has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license and can be downloaded from Wikipedia.

 

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RSS Buttons: Alternative Colours

I’ve been experimenting with Colour Filter Image manipulation lately. As an example showcasing some of the possibilities I created several images based on the standard orange RSS feed icon.

The source image used in generating all the filtered images on this page has been licensed under the GNU General Public License and can be downloaded from Wikipedia.

If you are interested in the technical details behind the colour filter implementation you can browse the following C# How to articles:

 

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RSS Feed Buttons

Overview

I’ve been experimenting with lately. As an example showcasing some of the possibilities I created several images based on the standard orange RSS feed icon.

The source image used in generating all the filtered images on this page has been licensed under the and can be

If you are interested in the technical details behind the implementation you can browse the C# How to articles at and .

RSS Buttons

The following section provides a thumbnails preview of the images I created. Please note that all images have the size dimension of 2000×2000 pixels. I’ve opted to provide high resolution images to accommodate better results should images be edited further. It is not recommended using high resolution images directly due to larger file sizes when compared to typically used lower resolution images. Reducing image resolution is a fairly straight forward task easily achieved using most image editing software.

Images are provided under the . You are free to download, modify and redistribute the images.

To download an image simply click on the relevant thumbnail.

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Testing Windows Live Writer Plugins

I recently installed Microsoft Windows Live Writer in order to enable offline/desktop content creation for my blog hosted at WordPress.com So far Live Writer has exceeded my expectations by far, simply put, it is awesome. The user interface is very similar to the familiar Microsoft Office product suite user interface.

Windows Live Writer Screenshot

From Wikipedia: “It features WYSIWYG authoring, photo-publishing and map-publishing functionality, and is currently compatible with Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, Telligent Community, PBlogs.gr, JournalHome, the MetaWeblog API, the Movable Type API, Blogengine, Squarespace, and all blogs that support RSD (Really Simple Discoverability). “

I have started playing around with Windows Live Writer plugins, as I discover plugins I’ll write a blog entry if I find a plugin to be impressive. In addition I have also started looking at the Live Writer API. If inspiration strikes I will attempt creating my own Live Writer Plugin.

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