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By macosxnerd101
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Published: May 21 2013 / 00:57

A few years back I was messing around with some graphics for a website and found myself repeatedly trying to 'fuzz-out' or pixelate images for a certain effect. It was taking a whole mess of my time up as I was playing with various arrangements, and I decided to stream line the process with a small ninja app. Thus was born the 'image pixelator'! The theory is quite simple and ingenious. If you have a given image and you shrink it down sufficiently the granularity (or resolution) of the pixels that make up a clear image are removed as they are repackaged in a smaller space. In that small space you can fiddle with quality, smoothing, etc. With the right combination this blocks up the pixels so when you re-size the image to regular size you can change the bits per pixel to something like 8bit and get a really fun effect. The smaller you crank the image the more degraded and blocky it looks.
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