So it is with Mac apps that may do something completely, totally unique; fully unlike any other app, but leave you asking the question, “Why?”
I’ve been toying with ImageGlitch for awhile and this is one that fits into the aforementioned category (the road less traveled). This inexpensive Mac app seems to have a single purpose and that is to destroy photos.
Now, that’s not destroy as in delete, but destroy as in mess up the photo by mucking it up with a variety of, uh, um, messy lines. Here’s an example.
The code to the left of the image appears to be the image’s, well, code. By removing some of the lines of code, the image is altered. That’s how it works. The first few dozen lines are, indeed, meta data so removing those lines has little effect on the photo or image.
However, removing all or part of other lines can distort or muck with the photo. The further down the lines of code you delete corresponds to the bottom end of the photo. Ditto for the reverse; mess with lines of code in the middle, and the middle of the image becomes altered and distorted. There’s even a built-in Undo function (the typical Mac Command-Z command) which reverses the code deletion. That also means everything you do to change the photo is trial and error.
For what it does ImageGlitch works exactly as advertised so there’s little to complain about other than, and there’s no delicate way to put this, “Why?“