With the advent of digital photographs, now there are several ways in which you can display your images. Photo mosaics are one of the coolest ways to display your pictures. A photo mosaic consists of several smaller pictures. This technique is also known as photo montage or photo tiling. Creating photo mosaics may look like a daunting task, but there are plenty of software available which makes this task very easy. Following is our list of Top 5 photo mosaic software:
Metapixels: This free software is a very versatile program. You can use this program to generate photo mosaics as well as photo collage. Its advanced algorithm makes sure that it not only matches the colors but also the forms in the pictures. The program is very fast takes a little over a minute to create a 2048×2432 size photo mosaic. The program also comes with a “cheat” option which helps in creating faster mosaics. You can customize this program to generate mosaics according to your specifications.
Mosaic Creator: This program is particularly useful, if you want to generate large size mosaic images. This program is frugal in the sense that it takes least number of photographs to generate the mosaic. The program also features a thumbnail wizard and master pages. The other feature is the generation of detail pages which lets you navigate through. You can also put watermark on your mosaic for protecting your images. Mosaic Creator also provides support for EXIF information, thus making it easier for you to retrieve EXIF data at some later time period.
Andrea Mosaic: This software lets you create mosaics using not only images but also gives you the liberty of using videos. It also supports mosaics created from black and white images. This highly customizable program lets you set your own parameters for the generation of your mosaics. This way you can fine tune the final outcome. The various parameters that you can control include setting the minimum distance between duplicated images, number of tiles you want to use in a row and the size of your mosaic.
RichMosaic: This is a free image mosaic builder. Like Andrea Mosaic, RichMosaic also lets you scan images and videos for creating mosaics. You can customize the output to be generated in geometric squares or you can opt for wrapped contour version. The software has user friendly interface which you can use simply by pointing and clicking. You can also choose various size options for your software, which range from thumbnails to normal size mosaics.
Artensoft Photo Mosaic Wizard: This program is available in the free evaluation version. The program is simple to use and hence is suitable for beginners. The program uses complex algorithms for determining the perfect match images. It also lets you resize, replace or move individual tiles if you are not satisfied with the output. You can create mosaics in several sizes ranging from photo wallpaper to poster-size mosaics.
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