Averaging thousands of images into one


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Of course, obligatory boingboing average cover post from earlier this year: http://boingboing.net/2014/05/09/boing-boing-zine-the-average.html

If anyone wants to get me high-resolution scans of the covers I’d be happy to make a high resolution version for everyone. :slight_smile:


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Thanks patdavid. All of us love that so much.


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the more interesting application is to average images into their clusters. the video is worth watching; it shows some rudimentary progress toward this, though it seems that they nudged it by hand for the more impressive examples.


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And obligatory mention of the averaged Playboy centerfolds and Vogue covers.


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Don’t forget all the Sport Illustrated swimsuit editions:

Or my personal favorite, all of the U.S. Presidential portraits:


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I made a video on youtube in which I took a photo and ran the ‘crystallize’ filter on it, producing many random frames, each unrecognizable. Then I averaged them together and it approximated the original fairly well. Amusingly, the video enraged viewers because I started out with a perfectly good photo and ended up with a degraded version of it so what was the point??? :smile:


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So this is the Platonic Ideal of the Cat - and therefore, the internet itself.


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All the cats you see on the internet are merely shadows on the wall of the cave…


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