Genetic Art Alternatives

    Genetic Art is described as 'takes an input image and reproduces it with primitive shapes, either lines, triangles, circles or squares. It's available online or as a self-hosted HTML/JavaScript web app' and is an app in the Development category. There are four alternatives to Genetic Art for Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions and Windows. The best alternative is Primitive, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Genetic Art are Primitive for macOS (Paid), Shapeme (Free, Open Source) and Altered Qualia (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Primitive is a Go (Programming Language) command-line app based on Roger Alsing's great work, that reproduces images using geometric primitives such as ovals, triangles and rectangles.
      show more
    1. Based on the author's open-source Primitive project, Primitive for macOS adds a super intuitive interface to make it dead easy to process images, recreating them with primitive shapes like triangles, rectangles and bezier curves.
      show more


    2. Inspired by Roger Alsing's great idea, Shapeme uses SDL to evolve images with simulated annealing. HOW IT WORKS It takes a reference image (a PNG file). It starts with a set of random triangles and/or circles.
    3. Altered Qualia Evolve takes an input image and reproduces it using shapes of various colors and transparencies. It uses a simulated annealing-like optimization algorithm based on the great work of Roger Alsing.
      show more
    Showing 4 of 4 alternatives