Working in the Processing development environment, we recently developed our own little application for abstracting images, using the controlP5 library for the interface.
Image Triangulator gives you the ability to triangulate any image. The level of abstraction you get depends on the amount of points you plot. The app will allow you to save your plotted points as a text file and the final image as a pdf. You can further edit the pdf in Adobe Illustrator, as the original image will be included as a bottom layer.
This is a great example of us expediting our own process on a project – then sharing that learning to create positive experiences for other content creators.
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