Recreate your photos with vector-based geometric primitives.
Starting from this primitive project on GitHub this Primite application for macOS has been realized and put on sale over the Mac AppStore.
The user provides an image as input. The program tries to find the most optimal shape that can be drawn to maximize the similarity between the target image and the drawn image. It repeats this process, adding one shape at a time.
Using this process, the program can recreate a photo with surprisingly few shapes. It is quite CPU intensive, but Primitive is optimized to do it as quickly as possible. And the output is inherently vector-based!
Since last December I’m an owner of a brand new iPhone 6. Coming from an iPhone 5 I’ve finally encountered the benefits of the M8 movement coprocessor and started to use (again) Moves, Breeze and the bundled iOS Health app. After a couple of weeks’ usage, since I had forgotten my restriction unlock code, and after having shot a lot of christmas photos with my family, I’ve decided to clean things up and reset my iPhone and start clean removing old and unused app, with fresh music and photo library and … discovered a completely missing 15 days of personal dataset previously saved inside the Health app but NOT synchronized over any “cloud” system whatsoever. iCloud included, where I was expecting they were waiting to be restored.
Personally I have enjoyed saving and then visualizing my health data on the device, monitoring how I am doing over the time with sleep, activity, blood pressure, heartbeats and such. But if this history is not kept / exportable / re-usable elsewhere then this health-kit API it’s only a commercial trick to sell stuff and not to build something that lasts. And Apple (or anybody else) doesn’t certainly need this when they convince us to me so thoroughly 24 hours a day…
Apple has set fire to iOS. Everything’s in flux. Those with the least to lose have the most to gain, because this fall, hundreds of millions of people will start demanding apps for a platform with thousands of old, stale players and not many new, nimble alternatives. If you want to enter a category that’s crowded on iOS 6, and you’re one of the few that exclusively targets iOS 7, your app can look better, work better, and be faster and cheaper to develop than most competing apps.
Marco Arment ☞ Fertile Ground
I’m not a developer, but I agree with Marco. The 3d and parallax effects seen in the demo looks really promising to me…