A Portrait... 2.0.009 reviewDownload
A Portrait... is a software artwork that scans your home directory for interesting images, pictures and bitmap files, and uses them to construct a montage in realtime.
A Portrait... provides various parameters, options, controls and manipulations.
It is recommended that you find your own creative use for this software. Individuals may enjoy using it to remind themselves of the history of their computer usage. Artists may find some use for it in their own works. Organisations may want to run it on demo machines as a stimulating way of throwing a large amount of graphics at the public.
Here are some key features of "A Portrait":
Control over maximum filesize usage (useful for avoiding overly large documents)
Selective file type options (free version restricted to JPGs)
Configurable 'root' (ie. a folder to start looking for images in)
Location inspector (shows you current folder and filename being scanned)
Mute option to suppress soundtrack
Ghostly option applies polyquandam alpha channels to make montage more atmospheric
Bezerk option makes montage more dynamic and fragmented
Never-ending disk recursion system
Quartz rendered graphics
Optimized for Mac OS X 10.3.
Some features are disabled.
G4 processor with plenty of RAM free
A full QuickTime 5+ install
A well-used computer.
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