convert images to sound waves
pumila is an image-to-sound converter. It transforms variations in color, brightness, saturation and opacity into different sounds.
pumila is free software under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (or any later version). This is version 0.1.0 of the program.
The author of pumila is Niels Serup. Bug reports and suggestions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for the time being.
Extract pumila from the downloaded file, cd into it and run this in a terminal:
# python3 setup.py install
Examples are available in the examples directory.
Just run this:
# pip-3.1 install pumila
Note that this will not make any examples available.
- For DEB-based distros (Trisquel, Debian, etc.): run apt-get install python3
- For RPM-based distros: run yum install python3
- For other distros: do something similar or get it at http://python.org/download/
Under normal circumstances, you would do something like this:
- For DEB-based distros: run apt-get install python-pygame
- For RPM-based distros: run yum install pygame
- For other distros: do something similar or get it at http://pygame.org/download.shtml
However, the PyGame 1.9.1 release doesn’t work perfectly with Python 3, which means you’ll have to compile PyGame from svn yourself, see http://pygame.org/wiki/Compilation
It’s best to get the newest version from http://cython.org/ — pumila works with v0.15, but earlier versions haven’t been tested very much.
Optional, but recommended modules
- Website: http://code.google.com/p/python-progressbar/
- Installation: Run easy_install3 progressbar.
- Website: http://code.google.com/p/py-setproctitle/
- Installation: Run easy_install3 setproctitle.
What affects what:
bottom <-- frequency --> top bright <-- amplitude --> dark no saturation <-- amplitude --> full saturation transparent <-- amplitude --> opaque
hue 0 to 90, red to ······ chartreuse: sine to triangle hue 90 to 180, chartreuse to cyan: triangle to square hue 180 to 270, cyan to ····· purple: square to sawtooth hue 270 to 360 (0), purple to ··· red: sawtooth to sine
As a command-line tool
Run pumila to use it. Run pumila --help to see how to use it.
As a module
To find out how to use it, run:
$ pydoc3 pumila
$ pydoc3 pumila.core $ pydoc3 pumila.primitives
And so on.
There are a few examples in the examples directory. All example images are available under the Creative Commons Zero 1.0 license.
pumila uses Git for code management. The newest (and sometimes unstable) code is available at:
$ git clone git://gitorious.org/pumila/pumila.git
Copyright (C) 2011 Niels Serup
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