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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
11 years ago4,863 views

HAHAHA

Cool, I like Donkey Kong

How many of those were ninty?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Pretty cool idea.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

How come the Zelda image doesn't include more color?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Colin, like with all images I just selected & cropped the source image and the rest was automation – take a look at the original, from where I picked main character Link walking on grass:


66.232.99.210/images/zelda-lin ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oh, was this the gameboy version of the game?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I would love to see what the original NES version of Zelda would look like with your process.

http:// l.yimg.com/origin.games.yahoo.com/
content/p/5/766526/
legendofzelda_040204_001_screen001.jpg

Added a space to the image URL since I didn't host the image.

Joe DiPilato [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I made these a few weeks ago


img229.imageshack.us/img229/38 ...



img81.imageshack.us/img81/6485 ...


James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Link and Mario

Cool!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Colin, do you have a GIF version of that one? For the other pics I only used non-compressed versions as basis...

Opaquit [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

How awesome :) Especially the Giana Sisters one. It's nice to see that some people still didn't forget about that game.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Try this one:
http:// analogmedium.com/blog/2007/04/ZELDA.gif

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wow. Find it added to the original gallery ("Zelda II").

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

This looks like abstract art, though not so abstract.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Philipp, haven't you ever played Zelda? It's Link, not Zelda!

Or are they listed by Game?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

James, I know his name is Link (as you can see by my comment above [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/118892.h ...) and no, I have never played Zelda :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You should...I still do, Wii FTW!!!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hmm, you also get interesting results if you take a larger photo, then resize (not resample) it to something like 22x... pixels and then apply the same vectorizing to increase its resolution again. Below is Marilyn Monroe and Sean Penn.


blogoscoped.com/files/vector-m ...



blogoscoped.com/files/vector-s ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The Zelda II image looks like a fancy pocket knife. The Marilyn Monroe image is almost recognizable but the Sean Penn one isn't.

Chris [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Love it

Ljancho [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I love that games!

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This has been featured in one of the major French newspapers:
ecrans.fr/Zoom-Vectorisation,2 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wow! you're getting quite famous Philipp

Felipe [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I had similar results with tiny little icons (should I say 'sprites' if it comes from 80's? :D): VectorMagic does a great job with a few pixels and the vectorization is easily recognizable, as long as you don't zoom more than twice the original size. Then it's pretty awful ...
With more pixels, VectorMagic does a great job whatever the picture: what an astonishing algorithm!

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