We’re a huge fan of using low poly background images. In fact we use them for almost all of our background images here at Review Squirrel. We think they look pretty awesome as background images.
But what is a low poly image? Low poly is special form of mosaic geometric shaped patterns but instead of using rectangle shapes, low poly uses polygonal shapes.
Originally it was a technique used for 3D modelling where mocking up 3D scenes using a low polygonal resolution because it helped to reduce render times – but today it has become a more mainstream technique to beautify and “uniquify” images.
According to Wikipedia low poly is a polygon mesh in 3D computer graphics that has a relatively small number of polygons. Low poly meshes occur in real-time applications (for example computer games) and contrast with high poly meshes in animated movies and special effects of the same era.
The term low poly is used in both a technical and a descriptive sense; the number of polygons in a mesh is an important factor to optimize for performance but can give an undesirable appearance to the resulting graphics.
Low-poly images can look pretty amazing if they’re done right.
How do you create a low poly image, without using Photoshop? There are a bunch of both desktop based and online based generators out there. Here below we’re going to focus on the latter.
Best low poly online generators
Here’s a list of the best online based low poly background image generators for creating stunning triangular and geometric shaped background images (like we’ve done here).
Trianglify is a free low poly generator that algorithmically generates triangle art. This is the best generator for creating low poly background images. We love that you can download images as either SVG or PNG file format.
Trianglify background generator is another excellent and free low poly background generator tool. We love that it lets you choose from over pre-chosen 100 color palettes.
The free image triangulation generator is more geared towards creating triangulated photos. We love that you can use your own webcam to take a head-shot photo and triangulate it.
Polyshaper is a premium triangulation image generator that lets you create triangulated artwork from any image in just a few clicks. We love the advanced features that this tool comes with. You can buy it for $8.99 and you can take the tool for ride using the free 14-day trial
There you have it. Which tool will you use to create a low poly background image for your next project or new website?