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plug in to make a picture out of lots of 'small pictures'

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plug in to make a picture out of lots of 'small pictures'

Postby slowbyte » Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:55 am


I am looking for a program or a plug-in which can create a new image out of lots of small images. Made up just like the pixels in a normal picture these small images creates a new image, but if you zoom in you see its only lots of different images which are the basis of the 'big image'.

Any ideas.......



Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:02 am

You are looking for photo mosaic software. I don't know any plugin that does that, but there are several applications that do that. Just enter "photo mosaic" in Google and you will find some of them.
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Postby Hubbabub » Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:28 pm

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Re: plug in to make a picture out of lots of 'small pictures

Postby Kento » Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:40 pm

At one time, PhotoSuite had the option to make mosaics. I believe that PhotoSuite 4 was the last one capable of mosaics. Perhaps it could still be found out there for a very reasonable price.

Re: plug in to make a picture out of lots of 'small pictures

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:51 pm

I forgot to mention one possible negative aspect of PhotoSuite's mosaic capability, which I believe they called "PhotoTapestry". It' comes with a CD containing loads of images to make a mosaic, but I don't think you can use a huge batch of your own images to make one. You can turn your own image into a mosaic, but the tiny images making that mosaic have to come from their disc. By the way, this is a PC-only product.

I know of a program that does this

Postby meipro » Sat May 01, 2004 3:57 pm

I know of a program that does this. I don't believe it is a plugin. It is called centarsia. It will cost you nothing. The first time you use the program I think you can use up to 250 photos. Then you can send a postcard image of your collage to the developer and he will send you an email with a password that will unlock the ability to use as many photographs as you want.

The program is pretty neat and costs nothing but postage. You should be able to find it "centarsia". :D

Postby pierremes » Sat May 01, 2004 7:36 pm

There is a program called "photomosaîque" It's performing and free, but ... in french.

Postby HaraldHeim » Sat May 01, 2004 8:18 pm

The URL of Centarsia is http://www.alhena-design.com/centarsia/

Please post your experiences with the tools mentioned here. Which one is the best or most flexible one?
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Postby ZerOMegA » Tue May 18, 2004 9:37 am

There was a free plugin called Mosaic Studio 1.0, but evolved into a commercial stand alone application. Now it's property of a taiwanese company called e-motion. :cry: :cry: :cry:
If anyone have a copy of the original plugin, please tell me: thealghazi@yahoo.com.ar

Postby HaraldHeim » Wed May 19, 2004 5:57 pm

As far as I can see Mosaic Studio 1.0 was shareware since 1999. I can't imagine that it was freeware released as freeware before that date.

They had a homepage at http://www.mosaicstudio.net/, but it is down now, so I assume that the product has been discontinued. You can't register it as that web site is down. However, the company's main web site is still available at http://www.emotion.co.kr/

Mosaic Studio 1.0 is still available for download on some shareware sites.

By the way here is comparison of different photo mosaic tools: http://www.aolej.com/mosaic/compare.htm
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What About Mosaics with Moving Pictures

Postby Albon » Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:36 am

Mosaics with moving pictures are very interestion
eg: The Trueman Show [ Jim Carrey ]
How Is That Done?

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Postby ZerOMegA » Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:16 am

Finally I've found a copy of the e-motion Mosaic Studio 1.0 plugin for Photoshop (not the standalone app) on ZDnet Korea. It's free to use for images smaller than 1Mb. Anyone know where can I buy a license to register it? e-Motion (http://www.emotion.co.kr/) doesn't seem like a friendly site for me!!! (sorry for my terrible english but I speak spanish and just a little english)

Postby ericdt46 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:18 pm

You should try an online photo-mosaic service.


You select your topics, like cats, flowers, love, car, ...
Some other option (resolution, your image into the mosaic, ...)
You send your image
A few seconds later, it's be back as a photo-mosaic :o

Bonus: It's free :D
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Photo Mosaic

Postby Lesam » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:48 am

I find Foto-mosaik a great Free ( no costs..Ads or malware ) program.
go to http://www.snapfiles.com/get/fotomosaic.html to download.
The home page seems to be down.
You will be asked to send the creator of the program a snail mail postcard, not compulsory, but a small courtesy for a great free program
The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask
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