Primitive Alternatives

    Primitive is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are five alternatives to Primitive for Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions and Windows. The best alternative is Geometrize, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Primitive are Primitive for macOS (Paid), Altered Qualia (Free, Open Source), Genetic Art (Free, Open Source) and Shapeme (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2021

    1. Geometrize is a desktop app that geometrizes images into geometric primitives. Features Recreate images as geometric primitives. Start with hundreds of images with preset settings. Export geometrized images to SVG, PNG, JPG and more.
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    2. 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.
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    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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitHub
      Genetic Art 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.
    4. 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.
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