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    This Node.js module is based on the RubyGem pxlsrt. Pixel sorting is where an image is divided into sections (called "bands" in pxlsrt nomenclature) and those sections are in turn sorted based off of properties of the pixels within them. Pxlsrt is a basic library that allows you to do this.


    npm install pxlsrt


    Check out example/example.js for examples.

    import Pxlsrt from 'pxlsrt';
'./test.png').then(image => {
      image.filter('brute', { min: 10, max: 20, method: 'saturation', direction: 'vertical' }).write('./output.png');

    Browser environment

    There is a browser-friendly version as well. The only differences are that it loads a browser-friendly version of Jimp and removes methods that can't be taken in the browser (like writing to a file). Please note that even when minimized, this will be a pretty large file because of Jimp and its dependencies.

    import Pxlsrt from 'pxlsrt/dist/browser';


    Pxlsrt implements filters which affect how the image is pixel sorted. There are two filters included by default, "Brute" and "Smart". Pxlsrt is also extensible so custom filters can be written and included.

    Default filter options

    Filters are not required to have these options, but the default filters have these in common:

    • method – Sort method applied to band.
      • uniqueness – How unique the pixel is compared to the others in its band.
      • random – Shuffles band.
      • none – Performs no sorting option.
      • sumRGBA – Sum red, green, blue, and alpha channels. Default.
      • sumHSLA – Sum hue, saturation, lightness, and alpha channels.
      • sumHSVA – Sum hue, saturation, value, and alpha channels.
      • sumCMYKA – Sum cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and alpha channels.
      • luma – Alternative brightness value
      • alpha
      • red
      • green
      • blue
      • hue
      • saturation
      • lightness
      • value
      • cyan
      • magenta
      • yellow
      • black
    • direction – Direction to sort in.
      • horizontalDefault.
      • vertical
      • tlbr – Top-left to bottom-right diagonal.
      • trbl – Top-right to bottom-left diagonal.
    • reverse – Whether or not to reverse the band after sorting.
      • true – Reverses band.
      • false – Doesn't reverse band. Default.
      • 'either' – Randomly reverse or not reverse band.
    • middlate – Apply "middlation" effect. Middlation rearranges a band so the first pixel is in the middle, and continues to wind outwards. For example, {1 2 3 4 5 6} middlated once is {5 3 1 2 4 6}. You can loop and apply middlation multiple times or applying the process in reverse.
      • 0 – Apply no middlation . Default.
      • > 0 – Middlate that many times.
      • < 0 – Middlate in reverse that many times.
    • smooth – When sorting, keeps colors that are the same together. Default: false.

    Brute filter

    The Brute filter doesn't care about the contents of the image. Brute randomly divides the image into bands within a range of length. It is then sorted within those bands.


    • min – The minimum band length. If less than 0, will equal the maximum band length. Default: -1.
    • max – The maximum band length. If less than 0, will equal the total size of the line. Default: -1.

    Smart filter

    The Smart filter uses edge detection to find regions of the image which it then sorts.


    • tolerance – The higher the tolerance, the larger the regions, and the more pixels that are added to the bands. Different images may require different tolerances in order to achieve the intended effects. Default: 20.

    Creating your own filter

    Pxlsrt filters are based off of the Filter class and added via the FilterCollection. The filters that are included by default are built on top of DefaultFilter in order to centralize some of the common processes. Below is an example of how to create your own filter and apply it.


    import Pxlsrt from 'pxlsrt';
    class MyFilter extends Pxlsrt.Filter {  // Alternatively, extend Pxlsrt.DefaultFilter
      // Your filter must override the run function
      // It only accepts two arguments:
      //   - image: Pxlsrt.Image that is calling the filter.
      //   - options: Object with options for the filter.
      static run(image, options = {}) {
        // Apply some effects to image
        return image;
    module.exports = MyFilter;


    import Pxlsrt from 'pxlsrt';
    import MyFilter from './myfilter.js';
    Pxlsrt.FilterCollection.add('myfilter', MyFilter);'./test.png').then(image => {


    To see classes and functions, run jsdoc and checkout the docs folder:

    npm run jsdoc


    Pxlsrt is licensed under the MIT license.




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