Reconstructing photos

This is an experiment on reconstructing a picture using the chunks of another picture. That is, take one picture (the brush picture), divide it into a reasonable amount of rectangular “chunks”, and then try to construct another picture (the target picture) by reordering the “chunks” of the first brush picture. Sounds trivial, but the real art is in how to do the reordering.

For those mathematically oriented, this is a problem of finding the permutation of the array of “chunks” which minimizes the difference between the permutation and the target image according to some metric.

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