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"Create stylish cards or posters easily; with a huge range of customisable effects." - Duncan Evans
DOES ONE THING. WELL.
Looking for a way to create the perfect image for anniversaries, mother's day, birthdays, team events, invitations, weddings - or simply to say 'thanks'? You just found it.
Or perhaps you want to mesmerize your friends with a photo mosaic that is slowly assembling itself? Look no further.
photo mosaic is a highly specialized app to create high quality image-from-images type mosaics. It doesn't do anything else, but this one thing it does better than any other application available (and, yes, that even includes our own flagship 'alpha'). In addition to being blindingly fast, photo mosaic comes with special presets that help you create great photo mosaics even out of borderline images.
photo mosaic is incredibly easy to use: drop in a picture, choose a tile source (e.g. an iPhoto event), press 'Go'. A few seconds later you have a beautiful photo mosaic.
photo mosaic is fully customizable - from the way tiles are processed (shape, frame, color, transparency) to the way that colors are matched and processed.
Experienced users will rejoice at the newly integrated, fully visual Image DB manager that now makes pulling together personalized image DBs for a photo mosaic a snap.
As its sister application 'cf/x mosaic', 'cf/x photo mosaic' supports variably-sized tiles, 'messy' assembly, up to 90'000 individual tiles, and high-quality output (up to 100 x 100 inch at 300dpi - yeah. That large).
And if you want to show off how the mosaic is assembled, just tell photo mosaic to create a movie - it does the rest. DV, HD, iPhone, iPad - just one click. Quality? Broadcast. Yeah, that good - if you need it. A built-in compressor can also produce movies at more manageable 'good' or 'nice' qualities, though.
For advanced mosaic creators, photo mosaic provides highly advanced visual image analysis packages that helps you to tweak and perfect your source data base - and can even recommend the preset that will work best.
photo mosaic exports to most common image formats, mail, Apple's Preview App, Aperture, iPhoto, social web sites, and even can directly set your desktop picture to your newest creation.
NEW IN VERSION 2:
- Visual data base interface
- Additional fine-tuning options for pre-sets
- Improved speed
- Completely re-designed interface
- Rotate master image by +/-20 degrees for easy aligning
- New stunning presets
- Significantly larger maximum output size (100 x 100 inch at 300 dpi = 2.5 x 2.5 meters at 300 dpi)
- Custom output size
- New tile shapes
- Use transparency for background / tiles
- Greatly improved results view
- Multiple movie output quality settings (broadcast quality still included)
- Fully 64 bit
- Additional color processors
- fix for Sandbox bug that disallowed saving a movie
- updated interface imagery for 'Go' button
Ratings and Reviews
Great! But the Guess Work is a Killer
I got this program to produce promotional material for a local festival. I liked the variety and different styles of mosaics that can be created, but none of them resulted in what I was really looking for. If you select from a huge folder of pictures (around 1,000) the rendering time can take around five minutes, which is where having a preview would have come in handy. Another thing I was disappointed in was that desipte the fact I gave it around 1,000 photos to choose from it still wanted to use the same three pictures over a huge portion of the rendering. Tweaking can reduce most of it, but it takes the five minute wait before you know if you've tweaked it right. I did finally get what I was looking for, but I had to render the same image three different times and replace the parts I didn't like on one with another version in other photo editing software.
All that being said, this is one of the better photo mosaic applications out there. It may be a little overpriced, but I'm hoping to get my money's worth out of it in the coming months.
quick and simple
Very simple and quick way to get a photo mosaic. Lots of different options allow for liberties to make it how you want it. It takes a little bit to get used too. You cant see a preview of the image before its made so its a little like guess work at first on how your image will look. But keep messing with the settings its worth if you just want a simple photo mosaic. Thanks for the program. Saves me litterly hundreds of hours.
Too Difficult to Get Simple Results
Just downloaded this app AND the manual. I can’t say I like it at all. All I needed was a picture mosaic of squares. Just squares. Which it can’t seem to do easily. You can’t adjust the presets and the manual interface is extremely confusing (even after reading the manual). I’m going to try a different program in the hopes that it will get me what I need as this program definitely didn’t. And I had to pay to figure that out! Very disappointed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.