PetaPixel

‘Average’ Web App Creates a Composite Image from a Flickr Set or Tag

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We’ve run across some neat web apps in the past — be it the Face to GIF app that lets you create animated GIFs with ease using your computer’s webcam, or something a bit more practical like UT’s enlarging and denoising app.

The ‘Average‘ web app definitely falls on the less-practical side of things. It allows you to easily combine any number of Flickr photos from a set or tag into a composite average of them all.

The app was created by programmer and amateur artist Dubi Kaufmann, and it’s extremely easy to use. Just type in the tag or set ID number as your source, select how many photos you want to combine (anywhere from 5 to 1,000), and let the app do the rest.

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In the example above, I used the tag “sunset” and had the app combine 10 photos. You can still see a few individual pieces from some of the photos, but the rest has combined into an abstract mix with something resembling a horizon line/sunset near the middle.

Like we said, it’s not meant to be practical, but you could have some fun with it. To try it out for yourself, head over to the Average project page, and if you want to find out more about the designer, be sure to visit his website by clicking here.

(via Photojojo)


 
  • http://thomashawk.com/ Thomas Hawk

    very cool. I made one with a project of mine. https://plus.google.com/+ThomasHawk/posts/Pju6u29rUrT

  • Thomas Casey

    Less than impressed, what’s the point? If there was a medical breakthrough using this technique maybe, otherwise it’s thumb twiddling.

  • David Vaughn

    Hence the “less practical” comment made in the article.

  • Gary

    I wonder what Corinne Vionnet thinks of this…