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Net Image Abstractor (NIA)
New project in beta! Below is a screenshot of the application in action.
New project in beta, the Net Image Abstractor. The concept is simple, it downloads an
image from the internet and abstracts it using a variety of processes and then displays
a composite and thumbs of steps to get to the composite. I haven't got around to building
a project page for this project yet but you can download it from here
if you want to try it out.
Windows os nt/2000/xp and an internet connection is required for the
application to locate files not on your computer. If you have security
software or a firewall installed it will alert you that NIA is trying
contact a dns server. This is normal, it is just trying to get output
from a webcam of NYC to abstract initially.
Select Enter a URL from the menubar at the top.
Simply cut and paste the url of an image or webcam into the text entry field and hit abstract it.
If you know the absolute path to a file on your computer you can abstract it too.
NIA only works with jpg, gif and png files as far as I am aware. It was
originally designed to abstract webcam output.
If you try it out let me know if you have any issues.