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Make your photos looks like pixel art using Python. This works with Python >= 2.6, Python >= 3.2.

You can use the module pixelate to do that.

Installation can be done with pip:

pip install pixelate
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Example with command line

pixelate --input=img/bps.jpg --output=img/bps.png --pixel-size=10
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The module has one method pixelate, so if you import it you can call the method pixelate(input_file_path, output_file_path, pixel_size).

The code of this method is:

from PIL import Image

def pixelate(input_file_path, output_file_path, pixel_size):
    image = Image.open(input_file_path)
    image = image.resize(
        (image.size[0] // pixel_size, image.size[1] // pixel_size),
        Image.NEAREST
    )
    image = image.resize(
        (image.size[0] * pixel_size, image.size[1] * pixel_size),
        Image.NEAREST
    )

    image.save(output_file_path)
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Now it wouldn't let me call the method from the module, so instead I copied the function and changed it a bit:

from PIL import Image

def pixelate(input_file_path, pixel_size):
    image = Image.open(input_file_path)
    image = image.resize(
        (image.size[0] // pixel_size, image.size[1] // pixel_size),
        Image.NEAREST
    )
    image = image.resize(
        (image.size[0] * pixel_size, image.size[1] * pixel_size),
        Image.NEAREST
    )

    image.show()

pixelate("fedora.jpg",16)
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pixel art

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