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subpixel-illustrator

This is a small Scala program that lets you define a screenshot image and a factor and resizes the image by that factor, making use of a typical screen's pixel composition.

Screenshot

Download

You can download the runnable JAR file or install the application via Java Web Start.

Requirements

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 or newer

Usage

  1. First, make a screenshot of some text and save it as a PNG file

    Example input

  2. Open the program by double clicking on the JAR file

  3. Click on “Choose source image ...”

  4. You can preview the output image, by clicking the preview button

  5. Adjust the scale factor (optional; per default, each pixel will result in a 9 × 9 square)

  6. Hit “Save ...” and choose a destination for the resulting PNG image.

Here's the result of our example

Example output

Changes

Changes will be documented in the changelog.

License

Copyright © 2012 Paul Vorbach

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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