I would like to create a highly stylized QR code. Namely, I want to transform all of the squares into circles (diameter = square width).
Does Illustrator have a built-in means for a task like this? For the isolated squares, it doesn't seem too daunting, but when many squares are stacked together, it creates a solid irregular shape which seems to pose a greater challenge.
The file I'd be working with is a .PNG exactly like the one below, not an existing .AI file.