Tuesday, September 11, 2012

One Picture, ThousandWords

Here's a cliche for you: "A picture is worth a thousand words."
For whatever reason, two weeks ago I was thinking about this phrase. I thought, wouldn't it be cool to come up one thousand synonyms for a short description of a picture?
Then, an even better idea: What if I generated a picture from those words? Then it would be a picture made of a thousand words.
Enter ThousandWords. After about two weeks of on-and-off work, a functioning product is available.


Generated art is far from perfect, with odd coloring problems and slow, heavy image scaling, but as a proof-of-concept it functions well. Code can be downloaded from my public github repository.
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