Q: How do cut up a single 24000x24000 png image into 10,000 tiles / 24x24 pixel png images with ruby?

Hello,

  as a little real-world case study / ruby quiz let's cut up the
single 24000x24000 punks.png image [1] (about 800 kb)
into 10,000 tiles - that is - 24x24 pixel images.

  Any recommendations on what gem to use to read/write png images in ruby?

  And how to best cut up the image into tiles?

  Any tips & tricks more than welcome. Cheers. Prost.

PS: For some background on CryptoPunks, see the Inside the CryptoPunks
Bubble (Anno 2021) [2] page.

[1] cryptopunks/punks.png at master · larvalabs/cryptopunks · GitHub
[2] GitHub - openblockchains/awesome-cryptopunks-bubble: Awesome CryptoPunks Bubble (Anno 2021) - Modern 24x24 Pixel Crypto Art on the Blockchain since 2017 - 10 000 Unique Collectible Characters Generated Algorithmically ++ Bonus: Inside the CryptoPunksMarket Contract Service

Hello,

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On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 8:34 PM Gerald Bauer <gerald.bauer@gmail.com> wrote:

  as a little real-world case study / ruby quiz let's cut up the
single 24000x24000 punks.png image [1] (about 800 kb)
into 10,000 tiles - that is - 24x24 pixel images.
  Any recommendations on what gem to use to read/write png images in ruby?
  And how to best cut up the image into tiles?

Looks like mini_magick[1] for resizing and stuff, followed by
tileup[2] for the latter.

[1]: mini_magick | RubyGems.org | your community gem host
[2]:tileup | RubyGems.org | your community gem host

- u

I would recommend Pygame for this. Not a rubygem but it would definitely do
the job.

https://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/image.html
https://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/surface.html

* load the main image into memory
* this creates a "surface" object.
* use Surface.subsurface to create the 24x24 map
* save the subsurface pygame.image.save()
* repeat

Maybe there's a Ruby library out there as well.

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On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 7:12 AM Utkarsh Gupta <utkarsh@debian.org> wrote:

Hello,

On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 8:34 PM Gerald Bauer <gerald.bauer@gmail.com> > wrote:
> as a little real-world case study / ruby quiz let's cut up the
> single 24000x24000 punks.png image [1] (about 800 kb)
> into 10,000 tiles - that is - 24x24 pixel images.
> Any recommendations on what gem to use to read/write png images in
ruby?
> And how to best cut up the image into tiles?

Looks like mini_magick[1] for resizing and stuff, followed by
tileup[2] for the latter.

[1]: mini_magick | RubyGems.org | your community gem host
[2]:tileup | RubyGems.org | your community gem host

- u

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Hello,

   Thanks for your tips. The tileup gem is looking good.

Spoiler: Here's my little reference script using the chunky_png gem:

    require 'chunky_png'

    punks = ChunkyPNG::Image.from_file( './punks.png' )

    (0..9999).each do |index|
       y, x = index.divmod( 100 ) # 100x100 punks
       punk = punks.crop( x*24, y*24, 24, 24 )
       name = "punk-" + '%04d' % index + ".png" # e.g.
punk-0000.png, punk-0001.png and so on
       punk.save( name )
    end

  Cheers. Prost.

PS: Find out more about the chunky_png gem that lets you read/write
PNG images [1]

PPS: Here's the million dollar alien punk #2890 in its 24x24 pixel glory [2]

[1] GitHub - wvanbergen/chunky_png: Read/write access to PNG images in pure Ruby.
[2] awesome-cryptopunks-bubble/punk-2890.png at master · openblockchains/awesome-cryptopunks-bubble · GitHub

Hello,
how to do it the other way round, meaning composing one large image?

thank you
Opti

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Am 10.02.21 um 10:22 schrieb Gerald Bauer:

Hello,

    Thanks for your tips. The tileup gem is looking good.

  Spoiler: Here's my little reference script using the chunky_png gem:

     require 'chunky_png'

     punks = ChunkyPNG::Image.from_file( './punks.png' )

     (0..9999).each do |index|
        y, x = index.divmod( 100 ) # 100x100 punks
        punk = punks.crop( x*24, y*24, 24, 24 )
        name = "punk-" + '%04d' % index + ".png" # e.g.
punk-0000.png, punk-0001.png and so on
        punk.save( name )
     end

   Cheers. Prost.

PS: Find out more about the chunky_png gem that lets you read/write
PNG images [1]

PPS: Here's the million dollar alien punk #2890 in its 24x24 pixel glory [2]

[1] GitHub - wvanbergen/chunky_png: Read/write access to PNG images in pure Ruby.
[2] awesome-cryptopunks-bubble/punk-2890.png at master · openblockchains/awesome-cryptopunks-bubble · GitHub

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Hello,

how to do it the other way round, meaning composing one large image?

  I am a chunky png newbie. I haven't really tried any form of composing.
Here's the example from the readme [1]:

# Compose images using alpha blending.

avatar = ChunkyPNG::Image.from_file('avatar.png')
badge = ChunkyPNG::Image.from_file('no_ie_badge.png')
avatar.compose!(badge, 10, 10)
avatar.save('composited.png' )

   Cheers. Prost.

[1] GitHub - wvanbergen/chunky_png: Read/write access to PNG images in pure Ruby.

I'd probably use RCairo - the Ruby interface to Cairo. I've used it more for drawing code in the past and it's quite good. It's a native gem, so there's that :frowning:

Best Regards,
Mohit.
2021-2-11 | 11:29 pm.

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On 2021-2-9 11:03 pm, Gerald Bauer wrote:

Hello,

   as a little real-world case study / ruby quiz let's cut up the
single 24000x24000 punks.png image [1] (about 800 kb)
into 10,000 tiles - that is - 24x24 pixel images.

   Any recommendations on what gem to use to read/write png images in ruby?

   And how to best cut up the image into tiles?

   Any tips & tricks more than welcome. Cheers. Prost.

Quoting Mohit Sindhwani (mo_mail@onghu.com):

I'd probably use RCairo - the Ruby interface to Cairo. I've used it more for
drawing code in the past and it's quite good. It's a native gem, so there's
that :frowning:

Just to add another datapoint: whenever I need to do plumbing on
images from Ruby, I use Rmagick:

https://rmagick.github.io/

It is the wrapping to ImageMagick (https://imagemagick.org/). WARNING:
Steep learning curve!! But once you learn, there is pretty little you
cannot do.

Carlo

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Subject: Re: Q: How do cut up a single 24000x24000 png image into 10, 000 tiles / 24x24 pixel png images with ruby?
  Date: Thu 11 Feb 21 11:29:59PM +0800

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Just one observation -- the math is wrong. Having looked at the image, I suspect it's 2400x2400, which does yield 10,000 24x24 images, and not the 1,000,000 that the original dimensions would suggest.

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On 2021-02-09 10:03, Gerald Bauer wrote:

Hello,

  as a little real-world case study / ruby quiz let's cut up the
single 24000x24000 punks.png image [1] (about 800 kb)
into 10,000 tiles - that is - 24x24 pixel images.

Hello,

Just one observation -- the math is wrong. Having looked at the image,
I suspect it's 2400x2400, which does yield 10,000 24x24 images, and not
the 1,000,000 that the original dimensions would suggest.

   Yes, you are right. Thanks for the correction - the punks.png that
houses all the 10 000 CryptoPunks is a 2400×2400 pixel composite image
(about 830 kb in size) [1].

   Cheers. Prost.

PS: For easy sharing and (re)use - I've put together a new little gem
(and command line tool) for easy cryptopunk minting / cropping called
- surprise, surprise - cryptopunks. [2]

[1] cryptopunks/punks.png at master · larvalabs/cryptopunks · GitHub
[2] blockchain/cryptopunks at master · rubycoco/blockchain · GitHub

If you don't want, or need to use a library, then the montage program
from ImageMagick may be the quickest way to do this:

HTH.

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On the February 10, at 15:18 (+0100), Die Optimisten wrote:

Hello,
how to do it the other way round, meaning composing one large image?

thank you
Opti

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