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Old Nov 6, 2011, 1:43 PM   #1
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My intention was not to copy Cal but, great minds must think alike because I had also been working with a Mac version of Mosaic software called MacOSaiX. It is very mesmerising to me to watch the program construct the picture. I think there were something like 1700-2000 photos used in the construction of this picture.

This is an old truck I photographed 5 or 6 years ago and I thought it would make a good subject.
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Great job, Steve. It must really be fascinating to watch your program construct the image. With Andrea Mosaic, the mosaic image is constructed internally and only the final image is displayed.

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Thanks Cal. It really is interesting. It's like watching a time lapse of a gigantic jigsaw puzzle going together. As the program proceeds it then optimizes the pieces for the best fit before moving on. It's fascinating.
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Thanks for letting us know the name of the software you used. Think I'll give mosaic another try, it's been awhile.

I noticed that this software uses different size images for different areas. For example, the radiator on the truck seems to be made with smaller size images.
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I think the images are all the same size. The difference between the truck radiator and the rest is that images that were light on top half and dark on bottom or versa visa were used.

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Cal is right. All of the images are the same size. The radiator images all have a half dark half light component to them. There is an option of finding nearly exact matches for the image which produces an image closer to the original. You could deselect that and your final picture has a much more mosaic/abstract quality when finished. It's a pretty complex program and it's free..... my favorite kind.

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Yup, a closer look shows them all the same size. Amazing how the software used images to replicate the lines of the radiator.
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Wow, what a cool pic. I'll have to try that sometime, but I don't know if I have enough images stored on my computer to make it work.
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Yup, a closer look shows them all the same size. Amazing how the software used images to replicate the lines of the radiator.

There is even a setting that crops the image for a closer match to the original picture. Amazing, what software can do. I do find that this program is a little glitchy, but when it works it's worth the effort. Steve

Here is a version where i set it to find the best match for the picture. You can see that the trees have more detail in this picture.

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Wow, what a cool pic. I'll have to try that sometime, but I don't know if I have enough images stored on my computer to make it work.
Toshi, the software repeats the images to create the one. You can use as few or as many images as you choose.
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