There are many ways how to create glitch or glitch alike images. The software made by Kim Asendorf is one of the special solutions. Some people experimenting with broken file formats and codecs to generated artifacts but Kim made the opposite. He created (coded) some pseudo image formats. These formats are able to produce artifacts (because they were created to do that) and then its possible to convert back them to any ‘normal’ image format. This is the software function more or less. Open a file, convert it and then save it.
Some of them reacts very well to the databending, but some of them are so funny without any manipulation. The example shown is made with the ‘upsec’ which is a highly detailed psychedelic format.