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cf/x photo mosaic

The image-of-images mosaic generator

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.

More Information

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 to the way that colors are matched. As its sister application ‘cf/x mosaic’, ‘cf/x photo mosaic’ supports variably-sized tiles, ‘messy’ assembly, up to 40’000 individual tiles, and high-quality output (up to 30 x 30 inch at 300dpi).

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.

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.

Key Features
  • Itʼs Fast (less than 4 seconds for a 1ʼ600 tile mosaic, 50 for a 20ʼ000 tile mosaic).
  • Intuitive interface that invites you to experiment
  • Fully integrated crop and aspect ratio management – no need to pre-crop an image
  • Supports differently sized tiles
  • Supports ʻmessyʼ assembly that gives the mosaic a more organic look
  • Export in different qualities
  • Export directly to iPhoto, Aperture, eMail, Desktop Wallpaper, Preview.app
  • Direct upload to social web sites
  • Analysis tool to check the colors used in a master image and compare it with a provided tile database
  • Create a mesmerizing movie that show how the mosaic is built – in broadcast quality, no less!


Version: 2.0.9
Date: 2016-Feb-05

USD $29.99

A license can be purchased directly from within the trial version.
Also available from the Mac App Store.

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Requirements

Macintosh (Intel, 64 bit)
2 GB RAM
OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

How to

On the screenshots below hover over the hot-spots to disclose tool-tips.

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Drop a single photo to set it as master image.

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Crop image.

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Select preset.

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Define output quality.

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Move to the second tab to set the number of divisions.

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Set horizontal and vertical divisions.

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Move to the third tab to manage image database and advanced settings.

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Drop a bunch of images or an entire folder to build the database. You can also use the ‘add images to DB’ tool.

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Setup the mosaic tiles.

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Allow ‘Variable Tile Size’ and ‘Messy Assembly’ to give the mosaic a more organic look.

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Set the ‘Tile Shape’ here as well as the ‘Matching’ and ‘Processing’ algorithms.

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Now hit the ‘GO’ button. Depending on your settings, please allow some time for cf/x photo mosaic to do it’s magic.

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Select a file format and export the mosaic.

Detailed documentation is available from the Help Menu inside the application.

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