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How can I create a photo mosaic?

Any photo-mosaic needs a minimum of twenty different images to look effective, though I would recommend triple or four times that. Adding even more images creates a much better photo-mosaic. The idea is simple: divide the original image into small tiles, and then replace each tile with a photo, altering its colors and tonality to nearly match those of the original tile. Find links to a step-by-step tutorial, and for the lazy, loads of freeware, shareware, and commercial software as well as plug-ins, for Windows, Macintosh, and GnuLinux, at http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photomosaics/. My favourite are the plug-ins for the image-editing software GIMP, that runs under GnuLinux. Many consider the free GIMP a worthy competitor or alternative to Photoshop.

tech reviews Updated: Sep 23, 2003 14:39 IST
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Any photo-mosaic needs a minimum of twenty different images to look effective, though I would recommend triple or four times that. Adding even more images creates a much better photo-mosaic. The idea is simple: divide the original image into small tiles, and then replace each tile with a photo, altering its colors and tonality to nearly match those of the original tile. Find links to a step-by-step tutorial, and for the lazy, loads of freeware, shareware, and commercial software as well as plug-ins, for Windows, Macintosh, and GnuLinux, at http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photomosaics/. My favourite are the plug-ins for the image-editing software GIMP, that runs under GnuLinux. Many consider the free GIMP a worthy competitor or alternative to Photoshop.