metapixel - generator for photomosaics
metapixel-prepare [options] [srcdir] [destdir]
prepares the pictures in srcdir by creating resized
images and a table file in destdir
[--metapixel input.jpg output.png --library destdir]
creates a photomosaic output.png using input.jpg as the input
image and destdir/tables.mxt as table file
This manual page documents briefly the metapixel and metapixel-prepare
commands. For more information check the README file included in the
metapixel is a program for generating photomosaics. It can generate
classical photomosaics, in which the source image is viewed as a matrix
of equally sized rectangles for each of which a matching image is
substitued, as well as collage-style photomosaics, in which rectangular
parts of the source image at arbitrary positions (i.e. not aligned to a
matrix) are substituted by matching images.
metapixel-prepare is a utility that needs to be run before metapixel
can be used. It prepares your source images so that they can be used by
metapixel to create the actual photomosaic.
metapixel-prepare srcdir destdir has to be run first. srcdir is the
path to the directory containing the source images, e.g.
~/Pictures/Holidays. destdir, e.g. ~/.metapixel, is the path to the
directory where you want to store the rescaled images and the
tables.mxt index file. This directory should be created manually before
metapixel --metapixel input.jpg output.png --library destdir is then
used to transform an image (input.jpg) into a mosaic (output.png) using
the source images (described by destdir/tables.mxt).
The options are described in the README file or by running metapixel or
metapixel-prepare with the --help option.
The README file is included in the Metapixel distribution.
This manual page was written by Chris Vanden Berghe
<Chris@VandenBerghe.org> for the Debian system (but may be used by
others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
Chris Vanden Berghe.
May 5, 2004 METAPIXEL(1)