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Old 27-07-2017, 01:30 PM   #1
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Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

Hello everyone.
I just love bug stuff and glitch things and from some days I'm interesting about Glitch Art - if
we can call it that way - basically it is to open a .jpg file or any digital image, using the Windows Notepad, we just see a very long "programming string" with a lot of strange stuff inside xD
it's just impossible ricognize something about the origianl image, is just a code that we can modify (cutting some parts o duplicate some other parts??) for try to create some image distortion, filters, zooming...

there is some free seite u can use to create a easy glitch file from a random image, but i'm realy interesting to understand some about this codes, anyone have try/made some things like this?

it's not a c++ lenguage or script/Java, it's just a strange code and is so hard to make it work! in 99% of try I have made I've create just a trash image that no software was able to open, maybe there are more powerful image viewers that can "force the opening of these compromised files" but have created virtually nothing.

By experience people have to say that the best thing is to create many clones of the same image to intervene these and not ruin irrimediabilmnete in original file. I also add that to find the notepad on your comp it just right click on an image and do "open with ..." and look for the notepad
really easy

sorry for my bad english hope all is understable

EDIT: http://blog.animalswithinanimals.com...imer-part.html i've find this nice tutorial, or primer, about glitch art, si more accurate and i got why a lot of my .jpg file just destroyed ahaha

is a nice way to make are i think ^^

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Old 27-07-2017, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

This reminds me of the old fad for opening random files as raw wav files (almost everything sounds like Merzbow).

I'm going to give it a shot... brb....

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Old 27-07-2017, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

All I can make is a junk file that GIMP and MS Paint can't open, so fuck it!

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Old 27-07-2017, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

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All I can make is a junk file that GIMP and MS Paint can't open, so fuck it!
Ditto here..no matter what I do, add, edit or delete, all I get is a corrupted file at the end of it, that no image viewer will open.

So..yeah..fuck it times two! :notafinga:

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Old 27-07-2017, 11:57 PM   #5
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

Yeah I played around with it a bit over the last few years. Used it on an EP cover of mine as well

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I have more but I can't find the folder I put them in.

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Old 28-07-2017, 02:43 AM   #6
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

Unfucking it.

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It seems the thing to do is to tell GIMP to open it as a RAW file by clicking on the doodah that says "Select File Type (Automatically Detected)", then you get a load of different options that you can preview.

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Old 28-07-2017, 03:01 AM   #7
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

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Old 28-07-2017, 07:00 AM   #8
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

I'm pretty sure there's an old thread on here somewhere about this exact same thing from a few years back,
but can I find it?
Nope.
If I see it I'll link it here.
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Old 28-07-2017, 08:24 AM   #9
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

The start of a file usually contains header information. Edit further along in the file perhaps?

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Old 28-07-2017, 09:12 PM   #10
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

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The start of a file usually contains header information. Edit further along in the file perhaps?
Wordpad makes its own edits kind of randomly though, whenever it finds a string that looks like a line break or whatever.

I think you basically just need to force open the corrupt files as a raw image (afaik ms paint cannot do that).

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Old 29-07-2017, 05:01 PM   #11
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

You have a pretty good site for all the glitch and datamoshing stuff (but i'm not allowed to post link ^^), it's datamoshing.com

Personally, I had made this thing, I don't really know if it's good or bad
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Old 30-07-2017, 12:18 AM   #12
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

it's useful to do this for quick glitch effects in images that you can cut up and photoshop for more control
kinda like splatter painting on a computer
Just make sure you rasterize a lot

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You can also glitch videos by opening them in audacity and applying reverb, echo, etc.
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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

I used one of those sites to do this sort of thing a while back when creating a little promotional piece for one of my past mixes.

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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

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I used one of those sites to do this sort of thing a while back when creating a little promotional piece for one of my past mixes.

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That looks pretty cool, OP..don't have the link to that site by any chance, do ya?

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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

I can't actually remember the site I used as it was a while ago but I just found this cool looking site with many different interesting applications you might be interesting in playing with.

https://www.airtightinteractive.com/demos/

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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

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Unfucking it.

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It seems the thing to do is to tell GIMP to open it as a RAW file by clicking on the doodah that says "Select File Type (Automatically Detected)", then you get a load of different options that you can preview.

thank u! i pretty love this stuff, some things:
i discover that .bmp, .jpg and other file type have a different programming line explenation for notepad ++, notepad ++ is super good for make this stuff

the shortcuts:
Cntrl C copy
Cntrl V paste
Cntrl D dulicate
Cntrl Z annul
Cntrl Y back
Cntrl S save.

with this command are so fast and easy make glitch stuff, the danger si that some stuff don't work and is sooo random

personaly i just make some clone of the original image and work on this ^^

i have make a lot of glitch stuff in this weeks

https://www.instagram.com/checco_bug/?hl=it

this my instagram profile, u can see here 30+ glitched stuff i made
with notepad++, paint (for zooming, cut, copy-paste, resize stuff) and Gimp for add contrast and drapping with artistic effects

quite easy and good

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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

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it's useful to do this for quick glitch effects in images that you can cut up and photoshop for more control
kinda like splatter painting on a computer
Just make sure you rasterize a lot

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You can also glitch videos by opening them in audacity and applying reverb, echo, etc.

the immage here is soooo deamn cool boy!
loove it
can't get it about audacity and open video here :0
i never try to open a video or a audio file with notepad xD
can u say me more about? that's sounds soo cool! I really want to make some editing video under my music for my YT channel, maybe this can be cool! pM me if u want or just type here ^^

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Re: Glitch Art With Notepad Anyone?

If you want slight effects, using Notepad++ is way better. It can actually open .raw files without fucking with them, so you can do your own (slight) edits. Wordpad is kind of a pain, but sometimes it greats results when you re-import to photoshop with different settings.

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Here's notepad++: I just erased some text, replaced some parts with DICKS DICKS DICKS and smashed my keyboard gently.
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Here's Wordpad. Nothing but export/import. Effect basically uncontrollable but holy shit I got lucky with this one. This is basically the most useful one in a while - the top looks great. Usually the entire image is like the bottom part of this picture.
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Generally it is best to do composites. Bend same image a few different ways and photoshop the parts you like together.

You can also save, re-import, rotate, etc. Here's a few passes of np++ and flipping around in photoshop in between in 90 degree increments.
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Shit! That last one is beautiful

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