Generative Painting Software — NASA Images
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“Painty” is a software application that I've been developing since 2007; it's currently up to version 3-point-something. The software uses progra… Read More
“Painty” is a software application that I've been developing since 2007; it's currently up to version 3-point-something. The software uses programmable nodes in a GUI which allow the operator (me) to diagram the image processing and painting stages. Read Less
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Generative Painting Software — NASA Images
“Painty” is a software application that I've been developing since 2007; it's currently up to version 3-point-something. The software uses programmable nodes in a GUI which allow the operator (me) to diagram the image processing and painting stages.

Painty's color processing aims to replace the source image's photographic color palette with a painter's palette — shadows are filled with color, white's are opaque and colors are translucent. All shape analysis and brush strokes are calculated by the computer; there is no manual painting.

The final painting stage is implemented in OpenGL and can output images at 8k resolution in about a minute.

All the images below were painted from copyright-free NASA photos.