Pixel Sorting


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Super Mod
While reading through my Facebook news feed, this image showed up. Initially it was claimed to be taken by the Hubble Telescope but was later found out to be false. In reality, it is an image created using Pixel Sorting.

Just wondering if anyone has ever tried pixel sorting. The image has been out since January 2016. Here is the link which debunks the claim. 'Gates of Heaven' Photograph Was Digitally Created : snopes.com



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Did a quick dive into the ether and it seems a coding exercise of sorts and requires some significant interaction for each print. In other words, nothing you can click on and watch it happen.

Not my thing. For those interested, this seems to be a good site to figure out what it is and how it works.