Blend images with text and generate amazing looking posters.
Install Rust if you haven't done it yet.
Clone this repository in a new directory and
cd into it.
git clone https://github.com/alexvilanovab/blendit
Compile the project using
--release flag so that it is fully optimized.
cargo build --release
That's it! You will be able to find the compiled binary at
USAGE: blendit [OPTIONS] <IMG> <TXT> FLAGS: -h, --help Prints help information -V, --version Prints version information OPTIONS: -f, --font-size <UINT> Font size used when generating the poster [default: 24] -o, --output <IMG> Where you want to save the JPEG with the generated poster [default: ./output.jpg] ARGS: <IMG> Image you want to blend <TXT> Text file you want to blend
How to get better results
Use small images (
~150x150pxworks good!). Have in mind that each pixel of the original image will be replaced by a character of
font-sizeargument is not specified).
Make sure that the images you use do not contain pure dark pixels. This would imply rendering a black character in a black background; hence, the character would not be visible.
Ideas for future implementations
Automatically resize and apply the needed color modifications to the original image in order to get a good result no matter how big or how dark it is.
Add a configuration argument that applies a hue color to the generated poster. This looks really good, specially on grayscale images.
Even though I never published it I actually made exactly this same project using Processing back in 2017.
By the way! these are my first lines of code using Rust so don't expect everything to be perfect.