Glitching or Databending involves manipulating data to introduce distortions, resulting in artistic deviations from the original source. My interest in exploring data-bending led to the creation of "Glitchor", a tool designed for crafting unique glitched images. Central to this process was the direct manipulation of the RGB data-structure in source images, enabling the generation of distinct artistic effects.
CRT Filter Replication: By embracing a personal affinity for the aesthetic of old CRT TV signals, "Glitchor" incorporates a profile that accurately mimics the look of early TV broadcasts
JPEG Compression Artifacts: It uniquely manipulates the JPEG compression format to deliberately induce colour banding. This process reveals the underlying algorithm, creating striking visual patterns.
Image Export and Upload Features: "Glitchor" allows for the images generated within the tool to be exported as PNGs or directly uploaded to platforms like imgur using base64 encoded data-URLs.
This tool reflects my ability to innovate and adapt technology to create visually compelling and technologically advanced solutions, showcasing a blend of artistic flair and technical expertise.