1. ## infinite pictures.

hello everyone I've been thinking about this one for a while but I was wondering has there ever been or is it possible to make a program that makes every picture combination ever for one resolution lets say 20x20. I don't really know why i am asking this I guess its just an itching question that I've had for a while now. So yea please tell what you think, my opinion on the subject is there are a lot of pictures that are possible and a lot of them wouldn't be anything at all just specks of stuff, and the ones that were recognizable could be very amazing, and some would be disturbing. If anyone knows how many pictures would there be possible for 20x20 due to how many colors possible could you tell me. Thanks.

2. 20x20 pixels gives us 400 pixels, there are 256 different values for each of the R, G and B channels (excluding alpha), this means there are 256^3 possible values for each pixel.(16.7 million)

So 400x16777216 gives us 6,710,886,400 different possible 20x20 pixel images. With a modern computer this could probably be done in a very reasonable amount of time, but what would the point of having all these images be? Who would sort through 6.71 billion different tiny pictures to find what could be accomplished by an artist in 10 minutes?

3. You should look at combinatorics, a branch of math devoted to these types of problems.

Think of it like this, you have 0xffffff colors in the standard hex color system. Each of the 20x20 pixels could be any of those 0xffffff colors. We will invent a method for incrementing the colors. It will be like so, increment the first pixel, if it is 0xffffff, st it to 0 and increment the next pixel. Do this recursively. You can see it would take 0xffffff iterations to change the second pixel, and 0xffffff changes in the second pixel to change the third. We should then notice the pattern, that it would take 0xffffff^n to change the nth pixel. We have 20*20 pixels, and we want to go through all colors, so we extend this pattern to 20*20 pixels. It would take 0xffffff^(20*20) = 16777215^400 = 4014959061089910785.

4. wow thats amazing. And I dont know why anyone would do this I just like the idea of having all of everything. The idea that you would have any 20x20 image ever past, present, or future. Every single picture ever taken or will be taken is in your possession, every thing possible or impossible would be able to be seen. The creepiness of it all too, the fact that if you have a 20x20 picture, its in there...

5. Actually, my calculator overflowed massively. The real number is
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6. oh... thanks, how fast could a FAST computer do this in

7. We'll guess an outrageously small amount of time for a single picture, 1 ps(10^-12 s) each.

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To give you an idea of scale, Andromeda and the Milky Way are expected to collide in ~4.5 billion years.

Code:
```#!/usr/bin/perl

use bigint;

print (((256**3)**400) / (10**12 * 31556926 * 10**9)); # pictures / (pictures/s * s/y * y/by)```

8. Originally Posted by xniinja
wow thats amazing. And I dont know why anyone would do this I just like the idea of having all of everything. The idea that you would have any 20x20 image ever past, present, or future. Every single picture ever taken or will be taken is in your possession, every thing possible or impossible would be able to be seen. The creepiness of it all too, the fact that if you have a 20x20 picture, its in there...
Art isn't just color you guys.

9. Originally Posted by whiteflags
Art isn't just color you guys.
Yes, we would need a complex algorithm to weed out the crappy ones.

10. Originally Posted by User Name:
Yes, we would need a complex algorithm to weed out the crappy ones.
Impossible to do a comparision between a "crappy" art and "good" art. If I have a hand on that algorithm, all the Picasso would be weeeded out pretty quick.

11. we only need to get 31230918038444956404014312681444408390879313780281 41801171359272619326754627745994324970559872179604 29838301029710160299651078669614688096224449049434 81768300072206518088039843875983151592886291894784 55081680767654290208729826109222426764983176107474 84316217661914171545314450220891730216142524948383 85321068927897070111477758617779509005854282617883 53373905366202107957525494613786692497352729660301 91595377570812499767935264010598381934614889501352 21309189505434628482973908510994622785501989892170 63287871308702996658329337624183464919603531781318 50024683348172562534829192131544019189977901591029 34562510068733473252545747719660737916967598989010 81195827627582738312439224481647813512564173214678 54257027015857015089641281222284415116166069294439 40134723624097086745862779492274029691530780185763 56551505827292554690403036400286409705376690939134 54740219769515947563198968674737849873629325874370 40726728240512358593797914538330078912520645904378 10669384144714891022446514614322670348756273030418 24471388357358419963219112985094242766801073490711 92104286862436318863042683782307080103831681268551 86352687408748662444899522720030665280872392469138 26880344120968197617905138488477677463858338680460 18234119913954381252543942351749433499560304055638 59624937917939374434778586480313287013271801564883 18057688719491038385643597965369767620480682553182 92889172331541606842112906914969299714701918517603 38891649392625711422308924429249934353289795675574 71065575052268006376638495263582414600079445673045 00142569881973281862281054149675888514103271268672 42965184427535378496134686224240499327895811122762 08900965812295773481935013094705382151962397677763 191426717965 billion computers. Well that gives us the problem that there are only 10^81 atoms in space (or so i've been told, i don't agree). another fun number fact there are about 10^100000 ways a chess game could be played out.

12. Originally Posted by nimitzhunter
Impossible to do a comparision between a "crappy" art and "good" art. If I have a hand on that algorithm, all the Picasso would be weeeded out pretty quick.
I don't think Picasso painted in 20x20 resolution, so all the Picasso are weeded out by default.

xniinja: I don't think that many computers would scale too well. They'd all have to have half the collective computing power just to handle the epic amount of communication required to coordinate a cloud that massive.

13. Originally Posted by User Name:
To give you an idea of scale, Andromeda and the Milky Way are expected to collide in ~4.5 billion years.
What??!! Great, now you tell me...
I'd better start preparing now.

14. Originally Posted by xniinja
wow thats amazing. And I dont know why anyone would do this I just like the idea of having all of everything. The idea that you would have any 20x20 image ever past, present, or future. Every single picture ever taken or will be taken is in your possession, every thing possible or impossible would be able to be seen. The creepiness of it all too, the fact that if you have a 20x20 picture, its in there...
To give you a further idea of scale... Windows 7 Icons... the fancy ones you can resize with your mouse wheel, are 256 x 256 x 16.7 million colors....

That's ~10,944,512,000,000 possible images.

I recently wrote a windows program using one of the new Icons and the Icon embedded in the program was bigger than the executable code...

15. Originally Posted by cpjust
What??!! Great, now you tell me...
I'd better start preparing now.
Blast from the past (Very weird movie)