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Photo Mosaic Software & Information

Photo Mosaics are pictures made up of many smaller pictures. The small tile images can be seen up close, but at a distance, an entirely different image can be seen. Robert Silvers is the creator of Photomosaic™ software technology, and his company produces many of the famous photo-mosaics you see in magazines, ads and posters today. Photomosaics are also referred to as photo montages, photo-tiled pictures, and photo tapestries. Here you'll find information and software to help you create photo mosaics from your own picture collection.

How to Produce a Photo Mosaic with the Free Program AndreaMosaic
In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll show you how to produce your own photo mosaic using your own images and the free software AndreaMosaic.

AndreaMosaic (Win)
AndreaMosaic is a free but powerful Windows application for producing photo mosaics.

About Photo Mosaics
Description of photo mosaics and how to create your own photo-tapestry.

Advanced Photo Mosaic Maker (Win)
"Makes mosaic images that are comprised of tens of thousands of tiny cell images. You can set the count of the cells, change the size of cells, and adjust the RGB value. The program enables you to build your own image gallery library."

History of Photo Mosaics
From Joseph Francis: "The account of how my work on a 1992 Kodak television commercial led me to invent the idea of assembling meta images out of mosaics of smaller, often thematically related photographs - we know them today as Photo Mosaics."

Imosaic (multi-platform)
Imosaic is a set of tools for producing mosaics of images. There is a free multi-platform software program, as well as a web-based application.

MacOSaiX - Mosaics for Mac OS X
"Choose the image you want to make a mosaic from. Choose the shape and number of tiles in the mosaic. Choose the sources of images to use for the tiles." Freeware.

Magic Mosaics Ltd.
Offers custom photo mosaics and computer art. Site also offers galleries and many examples.

Photomasaic tool creates pictures out of other pictures.

Metapixel - A Photomosaic Generator (unix/Linux)
"Metapixel is a program for generating photomosaics. It can generate classical photomosaics, in which the source image is viewed as a matrix of equally sized rectangles for each of which a matching image is substituted, as well as collage-style photomosaics, in which rectangular parts of the source image at arbitrary positions (i.e. not aligned to a matrix) are substituted by matching images."

Mosaic Creator (Win)
This photomosaic tool features non-rectangular cell support, thumbnail creation and Web photo gallery capabilities.

Mosaicer (Win)
"Mosaicer lets you pick a picture to make a big picture out of, all the pictures you want to use to make the picture, and then creates the image for you." Freeware.

mosaickr - Create mosaics from flickr pictures (Online)
"With mosaickr you can create beautiful mosaics from your flickr pictures, and even print them on posters!"

Mozaiq (Online)
Upload a picture off of your computer to make a mosaic.

MozoDojo (Mac)
"MozoDojo helps automatically creating a mosaic of images, that looks like (from a little distance) a given image. MozoDojo allows using images from iPhoto, shelves from Delicious Library (a commercial software to reference books, movies, etc.), or files from a custom folder." Freeware.

Photographic Mosaics on Wikipedia
Shows examples of photo mosaics and includes a timeline of historical photo mosaics.

Runaway Technology, the creators of photo mosaics, offers commercial graphics and fine art services, plus Photomosaic examples, products and collectibles.

PictureMedley (Win)
"In photographic terms, then, a medley combines a variety of photographs to form a new composite image. As with the musical medley, you can see and recognize the individual images within the Picture Medley, but the overall composite image captures a bigger concept than the individual images can capture on their own." Freeware.

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