Quad Tiles

I've set up another simple python program to produce an image made of four others. This is a step to fancy animations. Apparently panels of four things are more eye-catching than panels of one thing. It's even more pronounced if only one panel is animated. That'll take OpenCV to do automatically.

For what it's worth, if you aren't familiar with programming note how I've used a function to simplify the code. Once I read the documentation for OpenCV I'll add a function to generate each frame. This function will look like main() but without any hard-wired constants.

# (c) 2023 Treadco

import numpy as np
import sys
from PIL import Image

# return an image scaled to fit into xw,yw with background color
# defaults are for a 2048,2048 instagram image of 4 quadrants
def fitted_image(  an_image,xw=1024,yw=1024, background=(255,255,255)):
    iarray = np.array( an_image.convert("RGB") )
    nx = iarray.shape[0]
    ny = iarray.shape[1]
    inew = Image.new( "RGB", [xw,yw], (255,255,255))
    if nx > ny :
        simage = an_image.resize([ int((xw*ny)/nx),yw ])
        inew.paste( simage, [int((xw-int((xw*ny)/nx))/2),0])
        simage = an_image.resize([xw, int((yw*nx)/ny) ])
        inew.paste( simage, [0,int((yw-int((yw*nx)/ny))/2)])
    return inew

def main():
    if len( sys.argv) < 5:
      print("Could not open the input \nUsage to_quad ul ur ll lr outputname")

    if len( sys.argv) < 6:
        outputfilename = "output.jpg"
        outputfilename = sys.argv[5]

    inew = Image.new( "RGB", [2048,2048], (255,255,255))
    inew.paste( fitted_image(Image.open(sys.argv[1])), [0,0])
    inew.paste( fitted_image(Image.open(sys.argv[2])), [1024,0])
    inew.paste( fitted_image(Image.open(sys.argv[3])), [0,1024])
    inew.paste( fitted_image(Image.open(sys.argv[4])), [1024,1024])