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# Posts/ Converting pictures to excel files

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Categories: computer hack Tags: spiders python quick-and-dirty

I was complaining on IRC about someone sending me a screenshot as a word file. Then my friend Aaron Lav had a comment that I turned into that project.

People are sharing screenshots in word documents. Therefore I share pictures as excel shit.

Picture of a nice spider inside an excel spreadsheet

It turns out that someone had that idea already: http://think-maths.co.uk/spreadsheet (thanks sphereinabox)

And someone else too: https://github.com/milkey-mouse/excelify (thanks Milkey mouse)

The project page is on github: https://github.com/bjonnh/xlspic it is also a good demonstration of how to play with parsing images and excel files in Python using Xlsxwriter and imageio

Also it was covered by Hack a day: Images as excel files are gloriously nasty (2018).