I first started using Decim8 during my year long Daily App Experiment and immediately started writing fan mails and feature requests to the app’s designer. This glitching app is my favorite for “destroying” images and honestly made me feel nostalgic for the early days of shooting on my iPhone (when broken images where an everyday occurrence). Having a correspondence with the dev has been awesome, and some of my requested filters have even made it into the app!
Kompliance and the cleverly named Dr. Ocular are two of the newer filters that I’ve had a hand in. Komplaince takes your image and breaks it up into grids (or sometimes just rows), then flips each individual square… leaving something that looks like pixelized version of your photo that still has textures. Dr. Ocular came about when I had started messing around with add-on lenses for my iPhone. I loved the chromatic distortion that occurred on the edges of some of my images and wanted a filter inspired by that. Though these requests where mine, of course Movax is the guy that really made it a reality.
Decim8’s community has really grown on Instagram, where a weekly #decim8nday challenge comes along every monday. This week’s challenge features one of my own photos, which is a cool honor. It’ll be fun to see what sort of creative shit people end up doing to my “November Rain” image. For the gif at top, I used the Komplaince and Dr. Ocular effects, I created a stack of Decim8’ed images and animated them using Giffer.
Here is the original image, if you want to take a stab at decim8ing it: