Wednesday, July 02, 2014

[spcidjpu] Compact images

Create a collection of nice looking computer-generated images such that the code to generate them is compact and the amount of computation per pixel is not much more than decoding compressed image file formats such as JPEG or PNG.  (So, no escape time fractals like the Mandelbrot set.)

The images are specified by code, perhaps on a virtual machine.  The images should be scalable to any size.  The images, as code, are compact both in disk space and computation time.

The motivation was an OS distribution wanting to provide a large collection of images for desktop backgrounds, but not wanting to spend a lot of space storing those images.  We also don't want to significantly increase the login or boot time generating the images.

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