is a little program for to create mosaics made with photographs. To create such
kind of mosaic you need a collection of images to use for the tiles of the
mosaic and you also need an image to use for the original, as a matrix for the
mosaics. Then you can set the parameters of the program for to create very
different kind of mosaics.
Mosaic with 49 Tiles
Main Screenshot of AndreaMosaic
how to create step by step your first mosaic. First of all you need a Directory
where to story all the images to use as tiles of the mosaic. You can use
Windows Explorer for to do this or also any other program. The images have to
be JPG files, it is the most used format for photographs. You can also place
the images in subdirectories for to organize better your images.
step is to tell AndreaMosaic where is the collection of images to use. The
program will then analyze all the images and the result will be stored in an
AMC File (Andrea Mosaic Collection). This file contain the basic information of
every image (the name of the image, the size, in which directory/subdirectoy it
the button FindTiles
the new window that appears press the button Create Collection...
- In the next window you have to select the
directory where you saved all your Images. Then write a name for your
collection and press the button Save.
- Now AndreaMosaic will analyze all the JPG
files that are in the same directory and all the subdirectories. You have
to wait that the program will reach 100%. You can cancel the process by
pressing the button Close.
- When the program reached 100% then you can
close the window with the button Close. Now the creation is
complete. You need to do this only the first time. In the future when you
use the program then you can use the button Load Collection... for
to load an existing AMC file. In this example whe have 2208 images in our
creating the Image collection (or loading an existing one), it is necessary to
set all the parameters of the mosaic. But for your first experiment you can
leave the default values. Later with more experience and after reading the
chapter ‘The Parameters of AndreaMosaic ‘ you can try different values.
step is to choose what image you want to use for the Matrix of the mosaic. The
program will then create a mosaic as close as possible to this original image.
the button Add Image
the next window choose an image (a JPG file) to use as the matrix. If your
image is in another format, for example Bitmap BMP, then you can use any
graphic program to save it in JPG. After the selection press the button Open.
Note: You can also Drag&Drop a Image file from Windows Explorer directly to AndreaMosaic.
step is to create the mosaic.
only have to press the button Create the Mosaic’s.
- Now you need only a little patience. Especially if you have many images
in your collection (more than 10000) or if you want to create a mosaic with
many tiles (more than 5000). In that case the process can take many minutes.
While creating the mosaic you can see the details of the process. In this
example: our image collection is made with 2208 images. The final mosaic
will contain 529 tiles. The size of the final mosaic will be 3578x2691 pixels
(enough for a normal print). The size of the average tile will be 156x117
pixels. The current original image is “C:\AndreaMosaic\MyPhoto.jpg”. The
final mosaic will be saved into the file “C:\AndreaMosaic\MyPhoto Mosaic.jpg”.
As you can see the mosaic will be saved in the same directory of the original
image with the suffix Mosaic.jpg:
the end of the creation you can see a window with a preview of the mosaic.
But I suggest to use a graphical program to open the mosaic and view all