What is Picture to People ?

"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.

"Only who makes has true knowledge. Knowledge is control. True power depends on total control. Only who makes from scratch has the real power."

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Online grayscale effect generator

I have just released a new utility. It can transform any image you want into grayscale and it goes beyond the trivial filter you see everywhere.

This grayscale photo effect generator has useful features like:
- accepts JPG, GIF and PNG images;
- has several ways to transform the original colors into gray tones;
- offers great control of number of gray levels (you can even create black and white images);
- let you choose the quality level of JPG outputs;
- preserves alpha information (transparency) for GIF and PNG images.

Here you see some examples changing the grayscale criterion and number of gray tones:

You can use this new P2P utility at the Grayscale Image Generator page. I didn't announced it in the middle column of the main page, but there is a menu item to this tool in the "Utilities" section of the left side menu.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Text effect tutorials (23)

Here I show you the text effect tutorials I have posted previous month. Read them at my blog about Online Text Effects.

- a artistic abstract text effect;
- a war text effect;
- a blue fire text effect;
- a bronze Spartacus text effect;

That tutorials tell you how to generate these beautiful text effects (see the real size images at the original posts):

You have infinite ways to make amazing text effects if you try the Cool Online Text Generators offered at Picture to People site.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Photo halftone effect generators

I have just released two new Picture to People online tools able to create halftone photo effects. Have fun using them for free.

Halftone Image Generator: developed to turn pictures or any images into kind of traditional, high quality halftones. It creates monochrome dithering drawings, but they keep the most relevant spacial and luminance information.

Colorful Photo Halftone Creator: published to generate beautiful artistic colorful halftone drawings, mainly focused on dealing with photos. This tool offers some interesting freedom degrees that let you decide the output detail level, so it can handle very detailed portraits.

Here you can see a photo and two halftone effects produced by using these new P2P softwares respectively:

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Online caption generator for photos

Now Picture to People has a powerful tool to easily add amazing text captions to photos or any images.

Since nowadays most P2P text generators offer optional transparent background, you can think this new software is not a big deal because you can generate text effects and set them over a photo later.

You really can make any composition with our graphic texts, but this new software is not just a matter of easiness. It has several exclusive features, like for example:
 - high font size granularity;
- customizable text rotation;
- colored shadow;
- double border level;
- innovative text layouts.

This tool uses my new, exclusive, context sensitive, letters distance adjust algorithm, so the software lays the text out nicely even when drawing in a waved or circular flow for example.

Below you see a photo with several text captions inserted by using the software to Add Text To Photo Online.

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