Image editing programs like Adobe Photoshop contain tools for automatically manipulating raster images through algorithms; These tools are called filters, their use is now common and we all know how to recognize them when they are applied.
Digital artists to explore new expressive potentials write algorithms with different software and languages such as Processing; In this scenario new generative processes are emerging such as Pixel Sorting.
Pixel sorting is the process of isolating a horizontal or vertical line of pixels in an image and sorting their positions based on any number of criteria. For instance pixels positions may be sorted by each pixel’s luminosity, hue or saturation.
Cafelab is an architect. In visual compositions she loves to work with textures and materials and uses the pixel sorting technique to give depth to her images.
Malavida works with glitch pixels to obtain deep digital abstracts
In this review I insert a work that I obtained by digitally processing the photo of the facade of the church of San Matteo in Genoa. Next I have deformed the lines with Adobe Photoshop.
In this DuckyB work you can see the typical stratified lines that are formed by the process of pixel sorting.
Okty prefers clear and pastel shades and modifies the composition to enhance its glitch effect.