• rodolpheg

    Cool. I'm exploring that way. If anyone has experience with this, I'd also be happy to try their suggestions :)

    Thanks again !

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  • rodolpheg


    Although I want to eventually use more personal effects, this is why I want to start with a simple b&w shader... :)

    The photos.save_image trick is great to know btw.

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    I'm quite new here, and hope this topic hasn't been beaten to death (I looked a bit and it doesn't seem so, so here we go).

    I'd like to make a simple script that take a picture with the camera (or picks one from the roll), apply a simple shader (GLSL), which basically turn the image B&W, and then save it to the iOS roll.

    The example I found (filters.fsh in the games directory, and Simplexnoise) was meant to apply the effects in real time. The document scaning script seems to be closer to what I want, but instead of the enhance_contrast() function using CIFilter, I'd like to use a similar function with a custom shader.

    How should I go about doing this? Here's my code so far:

    Shader (bwShader.fsh) :

    varying vec2 v_tex_coord;
    uniform sampler2D u_texture;
    uniform float u_scale;
    uniform vec2 u_sprite_size;
    uniform float u_time;
    vec4 grayscale() {
        vec4 color = texture2D(u_texture, v_tex_coord);
        float contrast = 1.7;
        color = (color - 0.5) * contrast + 0.5;
        float gray = (color.r + color.g + color.b) / 3.0;
        return vec4(gray, gray, gray, color.a);
    void main() {
        gl_FragColor = grayscale();

    Python script, adapted from the scaning example :

    import photos
    import console
    from objc_util import *
    from scene import *
    CIFilter, CIImage, CIContext, CIDetector, CIVector = map(ObjCClass, ['CIFilter', 'CIImage', 'CIContext', 'CIDetector', 'CIVector'])
    def take_photo(filename='.temp.jpg'):
        img = photos.capture_image()
        if img:
            return filename
    def pick_photo(filename='.temp.jpg'):
        img = photos.pick_image()
        if img:
            return filename
    def load_ci_image(img_filename):
        data = NSData.dataWithContentsOfFile_(img_filename)
        if not data:
            raise IOError('Could not read file')
        ci_img = CIImage.imageWithData_(data)
        return ci_img
    def enhance_contrast(ci_img):
        filter = CIFilter.filterWithName_('CIColorControls')
        filter.setValue_forKey_(2.0, 'inputContrast')
        filter.setValue_forKey_(0.0, 'inputSaturation')
        filter.setValue_forKey_(ci_img, 'inputImage')
        ci_img = filter.valueForKey_('outputImage')
        filter = CIFilter.filterWithName_('CIHighlightShadowAdjust')
        filter.setValue_forKey_(1.0, 'inputShadowAmount')
        filter.setValue_forKey_(1.0, 'inputHighlightAmount')
        filter.setValue_forKey_(ci_img, 'inputImage')
        ci_img = filter.valueForKey_('outputImage')
        return ci_img
    def bw(ci_img,shader):
            # PROBLEM HERE?
        ci_img.shader = shader
        return ci_img
    def write_output(out_ci_img, filename='.output.jpg'):
        ctx = CIContext.contextWithOptions_(None)
        cg_img = ctx.createCGImage_fromRect_(out_ci_img, out_ci_img.extent())
        ui_img = UIImage.imageWithCGImage_(cg_img)
        c.CGImageRelease.argtypes = [c_void_p]
        c.CGImageRelease.restype = None
        c.UIImageJPEGRepresentation.argtypes = [c_void_p, CGFloat]
        c.UIImageJPEGRepresentation.restype = c_void_p
        data = ObjCInstance(c.UIImageJPEGRepresentation(ui_img.ptr, 0.75))
        data.writeToFile_atomically_(filename, True)
        return filename
    def main():
        with open('bwShader.fsh') as f:
            src = f.read()
            shader = Shader(src)
        i = console.alert('Info', '...', 'Take Photo', 'Pick from Library')
        if i == 1:
            filename = take_photo()
            filename = pick_photo()
        if not filename:
        ci_img = load_ci_image(filename)
        out_img = bw(ci_img,shader)
        #out_img = enhance_contrast(ci_img)
        out_file = write_output(out_img)
        print('Tap and hold the image to save it to your camera roll.')
    if __name__ == '__main__':

    Thanks a lot. Once again, I hope I'm not too far off (or too imprecise) with this question.

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