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Pointillism-style photo manipulation package

Project description

Image manipulation for various "pointillism" effects, built from scratch in Python. Image handling courtesy of Pillow.

Under active development. Please let me know if you have feedback.

Web app version

Currently deployed at, check it out to try out the effect or see examples.

Examples and usage

See examples and detailed usage in example notebook

See other example images in google album


Install with pip install pointillism


  • pointillism.image - core image methods for pointillizing
  • pointillism.pipeline - methods for making image manipulation pipelines and gifs
  • pointillism.batch - batch processing of images or gifs in series (parallel coming soon)
  • pointillism.movies - coming soon!

Basic usage

Making a pointillized image with default presets

# Import 
import pointillism as pt

# Initialize
point = pt.image(image_location)

# Render
# optional setting can be 'balanced', 'fine', 'ultrafine', 'coarse', or 'uniform'

# Save
# or point.display() if using IPython

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