Databending Images


Thanks to this awesome post (found via Flowing Data) I have discovered a process known as databending. Basically you import an image file into Audacity, then modify the file as though it was an audio file.

Below are the results of databending a few photos this weekend. The echo, amplify and phaser effects seem to give the most interesting and immediate results, but there are countless others to experiment with.

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If you are interested in databending this post of Audacity Databending Effects is an excellent resource to get started. All you really need is a copy of Audacity and a few images so it’s really quick to get into.

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