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Average pixels from multiple images off Bing Image Search

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# Average Pixels [![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/liviu-/average-pixels.svg?branch=develop)](https://travis-ci.org/liviu-/average-pixels)

Command line tool which takes a bunch of images, and outputs a JPEG combining the images using a weighted average where the weights are samples drawn from the Dirichlet distribution.

`sh $ average-pixels download "party explosions boom" --offset 90 --count 30 `

![party_explosions_boom](images/party_explosions_boom.jpg)

## Installation

`sh $ python3 -m pip install average-pixels `

## Configuration The application in download mode uses [Bing Search API](https://www.microsoft.com/cognitive-services/en-us/bing-image-search-api) to search for images so it requires the user to have an API key activated for Bing’s search service. To obtain one:

Once obtained, the key may be provided through various methods:

  • When prompted by the application
  • By storing it in ~/.average_pixels_api
  • Or via the AVERAGE_PIXELS_API environment variable (e.g. $ export AVERAGE_PIXELS_API=$key)

## Example usage:

The application has 2 modes:

  • local: Combines local files and outputs the combined image
  • download: Takes keywords from the user, and combines images from Bing Image Search

`sh $ average-pixels download "black cats" `

![black_cats](images/black_cats.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "green field blue sky" `

![green_field_blue_sky](images/green_field_blue_sky.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "just give me some random photo" `

![just_give_me_some_random_photo](images/just_give_me_some_random_photo.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "no" `

![no](images/no.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "insects" --count 30 `

![insects](images/insects.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels local /tmp/average_images --offset 40 `

![existing_dir](images/existing_dir.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "turner" --count 20 `

![turner](images/turner.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "jackson pollock painting" --count 10 --offset 30 `

![jackson_pollock](images/jackson_pollock_painting.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels download "green" --count 100 `

![green](images/green.jpg)

`sh $ average-pixels local images/ `

![local_dir](images/output.jpg)

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