The definition of pixel art has been a constant subject of discussion between artists. In general, it is characterized by the importance that is placed in each pixel of an image by the artist. Therefore, an image in which the pixels are visible and discernible from one another, but were not placed with intent or coordination, such as in a low resolution photograph, is not necessarily considered pixel art.
It is by constraints rather than by will that most NFTs are pixelated, it is in the desperate hope to be able to generate using a computer some set of pictures giving the same level of entertainment embedded into a collection such as "Bored Ape Yacht Club" or again in the hope of storing thousands of aggregation of thousands image into a super-computer-state (blokchain) being replicated sometimes hundreds of time at separate worldwide locations and updated/synchronized every block created containing all the new transactions and contracts inside of it sometimes and ideally storing some 1-100Kb of data like a pixel art takes in average.
NFTs being minted on the behalf of images taken from your own private life can exposes you to risks, as, already, identity theft has arisen on social media, it is not the theft that is so threatening since it is easier to get the proper issuer of the image shared but supposedly more the details and trace it leaves, at first it can appears to be image meta-data such as device and location but at the ends it can be something bigger than the pictures, the weather the effects you choose and all the parameters being details to human and “gold” to surveillance central agency.
With pixel art, meta-data often are removed automatically and more than that fake photo can be easily made by everyone.
And foremost, every information you decide to publish on the Internet can be copied and stored in a manner that it can outlive you, and get beyond the intent you sue when dealing with the platform initially.
1 smart import feature with fancy resizing and color quant. algorithms
1 powerful system of layers
16 Painting tools
23 Selection tools
12 Effects (color tuning)
24 Filters (color correction)
But, to you, there, the solutions may be another idea because "we" moves information technology forward.
Top comments (6)
You do realise that the images in NFTs are not stored on the Blockchain, right? This is just one more reason why they are an utter joke. All they do is just store a web link to the image... so there are no constraints on the image.
The Problems with Web3 and NFTs
Jon Randy ・ Jan 30 ・ 2 min read
Yeah, that's totally true, there is however service from various blockchain such as Hive, or Bitshares which accept up to ~70Kb of data including base64 encoded string.
That's complete nonsense. Privacy is not enhanced by using lower resolution and NFTs can point to anything, not just ugly low resolution images.
In french we say that: "the devil is in the details".