Pictures and Colors

I took the picture model in PictureXS and expanded it to save the average color for each picture, adding an extra dimension to the collection’s topology, where pictures and tags can be now correlated with colors. Jump here to a simple view that let’s you browse through the pictures as colors. I am thinking on making a color palette builder based on sets of tags (“flesh grass” for example), or clustering pictures based on their color, maybe looking for patterns that recognize mood, or elements of style.

The next images illustrate some picture in comparison with their average colors. I find it interesting how a colorful image can average to gray if it samples color over the whole spectrum. In the world of colors, democracy means gray.

The Pictures:


Their Colors:


The Pictures and their Colors:


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