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Image-Puzzle is a screen saver for MacOS X which computes animated puzzle images out of your iPhoto Library. Many preferences can be applied like iPhoto folders, resolution and many animation options. The computed puzzles can be exported to iPhoto to order high quality printouts of the puzzles.

What's New

Version 2.1: Universal Binary.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later At least 100 pictures in iPhoto library

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drz Member IconReview+0
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Amazing! This works great on my macbook pro (2 ghz, 256 MB vram, 1 GB ram). The animations are a little choppy at times, but it creates a new puzzle in about 3 minutes at the highest resolution. Play around with the number of small images to make the larger image more recognizable. I was using it with an album with about 700 pictures. I love the ability to put the hi-res puzzles into iphoto. It's very customizable as well.

I paid for the software after trying it a bit and I have no regrets. My only request is to offer the ability to increase the resolution even more for those that have the computer hardware to handle it.

Download it, try it and buy it!

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Version 2.1
Dinhbg Member IconReview+13
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Neat--kinda. You need to have a large enough iPhoto library that the app can find "pixels" of all the colors it needs.... AND you need to choose main images that include large areas of contrast--close-ups rather than photos of groups of people, for instance--if you want the completed "puzzle" to be recognizable as anything more than blobs.

One extremely annoying "feature" is that the last puzzle computed is saved to the Desktop. No way to change that is apparent, and I've gotten no response to e-mail requests for assistance with the matter. (I can't imagine I'm the only one who wants my Desktop to contain only things I'm actually WORKING on....)

Other issues--the Prefs pane is poorly designed and hard to follow. Other reviewers have mentioned speed concerns--that's true even on my brand-new MacBook Pro. And don't think about waking your screen saver while a puzzle is computing--apparently the app claims too much CPU to respond to mouse movement or keystrokes during the first several seconds of launching.

Save your money. This one's bumped to the bottom of my RandomExtra shuffle priority.

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Version 2.1
IanWeir Member IconComment+19
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I believe things such as this are referred to as Mosaics, not puzzle images. Other than that, it looks pretty cool.

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Version 2.0
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slooowwwwwww

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Version 1.26
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Downloads 4,591
Version Downloads 2,887
License Shareware
Date 14 Mar 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $9.99
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