Resource: Imj, A Web-based Tool for Visual Culture Macroanalytics

So-called “movie barcodes” are both elegant to look at and useful ways to explore how color schemes and designs shift throughout a film. Image montages can also demonstrate how a visual corpus changes over time, and plotting an image set into a graph based on values like hue and saturation could provide a stylistic fingerprint for particular set. I’ve written a post about using ffmpeg (avconv on Ubuntu) with imagemagick, but for someone to follow those steps they’d have to be comfortable working in a command line. I’ve had some success with ImagePlot in the past, but I’ve yet to get it working on my current laptop. Finding nothing satisfactory, I made it myself: Image Macroanalysis in Javascript.

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