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MacOSaiX allows you to automatically create mosaics from images. Images can be automatically discovered from the following types of sources:

  • Local folders
  • Image randomly generated from the fonts on your computer
  • Google Image Search
  • Yahoo's flickr photo-sharing service
  • iPhoto albums or keywords
  • QuickTime movies

It's as easy as... 1,2,3:

  • Choose the image you want to make a mosaic from.
  • Choose the shape and number of tiles in the mosaic. more...

What's New

Version 2.1:

New Features:

  • Added an iTunes album artwork image source.
  • Added a Delicious Library image source.
  • flickr image sources can now search using flickr groups.
  • Google image sources can now search for news or face images.
  • Google image sources can now search the database of LIFE images.
  • Support for transparency:

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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gwied Member IconReview+0
gwied
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v2.1 Still works on Mac OS x 10. 8 (Mtn Lion). crashed once, maybe because i was fiddling with settings while app was working... But then it did fine on a 40x40 tile image.
The STANDOUT UNIQUE FEATURE of MacOSaiX continues to be hexagonal tiles - using a 4:3 tile aspect ratio, i get a far better, more forgiving "crop" of my source images. The app does not need to create a "library" of images; you simply direct it to any folder or internet search/source for source images.
I used MacOSaiX in MacOS 10.6.8 to make a poster 5ft x 7ft poster - thousands of source images, 10s of MB output file, no problem - just took several hours to complete on a 2010 iMac. Do a couple small experiments; Set it up to run the way you want, then go to bed!

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Version 2.1
EndoLab Member IconComment+95
EndoLab
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This app is very good. Never had a crash.
And it’s still under development.
There is a new beta–but stable–version (2.2b2) on their website.

http://web.me.com/knarf/MacOSaiX/Download.html

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Version 2.1
gwied
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Since mobile me no longer exists, the link takes you to icloud login screen.

EndoLab
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@gwied: you should look on the internet for this.

I've found two links:
http://macosaix.en.softonic.com/mac/download
http://download.cnet.com/MacOSaiX/3000-18488_4-27011.html

Don't forget to keep the archive — dmg, zip —

joetaxpayer Member IconReview+1
joetaxpayer
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I hope the author reads this.
This can be a great app. On my MacPro, (10.6.8) it crashes after 30-40% done. I have no way to tell why, new machine 12GB memory, and crash screen is Greek to me.
On my G4 MDD 1.42 running just Leo, it's now at 85% finished. No issue with speed, so long as it completes I'll be happy, and so far it looks good.
The way it functions is the way it should, i.e. choosing picture folder, and main image, etc, fix the crashing and I'd recommend as a paid app.
You want to see the crash report? I'm happy to crash it and send you a copy. This isn't a program I'd use often, but it's great to make a poster sized image for a party and that's exactly why I wanted a photomosaic app.

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Version 2.1
joetaxpayer
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Update - it went right to the end on the G4 and saved. It will hit 180% usage (i.e. uses two cores effectively) so shut down other programs. For whatever it's worth, the PPC version runs just fine with same setting that crashed Intel Cores.

joetaxpayer
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Sorry, one more update. I created a 100x100 tiled poster from a 2000 picture folder. The result was stunning. I'd mention that the resulting jpg file was over 30MB which CVS couldn't handle but Costco did just fine, printed as a 20x30 poster that I'll be putting up at a party. When I picked it up at Costco and looked at it, a crowd started to gather, the result was that impressive. Even the guy behind the photo counter was asking how I did it. "Well, first you find a friend with a G4 Mac...."
I wrote to the author asking if he planned to fix the Intel core usability. As I mentioned in first update the G4 runs this just fine.

Almegalli Member IconReview+18
Almegalli
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It could do a good job but it crashes all the time .... so it is useless.

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Version 2.1
Maruko Drinking Team Member IconReview+107
Maruko Drinking Team
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Crashy junk. Mozodojo also crashes every day but at least it did manage to successfully create 4 out of 25 mosaics. This software makes the world worse just by existing. Fail! (The only tool like this I have found which does not crash is Mazaika.)

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Version 2.1
Roberto Bellina Member IconComment+0
Roberto Bellina
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This app crashes every time I try to open it....just after the start...loved this one years ago, but now it seem that the developer doesn't follow this project anymore...OSX 10.4.11 on powerbook

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Version 2.0
Tice Member IconComment+119
Tice
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Bumps a few times in the Dock and than crashes. Mac OS X.5 Leopard 10.5.0

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Version 2.0
(Developer)
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There is a bug in 2.0 that causes MacOSaiX to crash if iPhoto is not installed. You can either re-install iPhoto or disable the MacOSaiX iPhoto plug-in. (By choosing "Get Info" on MacOSaiX in the Finder.) The bug has already been fixed for the next release.

Tice
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Great, thanks, that worked! : D

Likos Member IconReview+26
Likos
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I've been using this since the first beta. Great Application. Not only that but you have continued development.
Thank you.

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Version 2.0a7
Dalahast Member IconReview+139
Dalahast
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If you don't love this app to heck, you're crazy. Aside from a couple slow parts where it looks like it's frozen, you aren't human if you don't like this!

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Version 2.0a6
ThreeDee912 Member IconReview+113
ThreeDee912
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This is one great app! It's slow, but I guess you can expect that when it is working with 2000+ photos. great features, and it's still being developed! Can't wait till it's out of alpha. I even used this for the title page of the school yearbook!

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Version 2.0a6
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Appleday88
Version 2.1
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joetaxpayer
Version 2.1
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Downloads 38,912
Version Downloads 12,977
License Free
Date 27 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free