Randomly changes binary file data in order to create glitch art.
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glitch.py

Randomly changes binary file data in order to create glitch art.

Usage

./glitch <infile> [percent] [outfile]

	infile: the file to take as input
	
    percent: the percentage of the file to corrupt, by default, 0.1%
	
    outfile: the file to output, by default <filename>-glitched.<fileext>

Play around with different values for percent, 0.1 seems to work okay for most image formats, 0.01 worked okay for video. Also, try different filetypes and share your results! I noticed different image viewers sometimes perform differently with these glitched images. They either display the image differently or not at all. Windows Photo Viewer worked best for me. As a result, I usually screenshot the glitches from Windows Photo Viewer so they always display "correctly".

Examples

glados-original

glados-glitched

peacemaker-original

peacemaker-glitched

reaper_core-original

reaper_core-glitched

securitay-original

securitay-glitched

watch_doge-original

watch_doge-glitched