PhotoTiles
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PhotoTiles creates a tiled photo or PDF of a folder of images, Web page graphics, movie frames or PDF file pages. The array of images can be of various dimensions and sizes. When tiling images in a folder the program can also generate an HTML image map file.

After the program is configured by specifying a few options, simply drag a folder of images or movie file onto the application, or its main window. Or select "PhotoTile Browser URL" to tile the images on the current Web page. After processing is complete you will be prompted to specify the output image format and
What's New
Version 1.2.7:

Note: The version available for download is 1.2.6. The version available in the Mac App Store is 1.2.7.

  • Update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.4 or later for demo version
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later for Mac App Store version



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RJphotovideo commented on 31 Dec 2013
v1.2.6, not v1.2.7 is downloading
[Version 1.2.7]


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Corpsecorps commented on 03 May 2010
I REALLY want this to work. Or perhaps i should say, i really want a simple, flexible contact sheet maker. Unfortunately, PhotoTiles has a lot of quirks and some crucial functionality is missing.

Drag and Drop _only_ is not a great UI for this type of app where settings are likely to need changing often.

Devs seem to have forgotten what a computer is best at: computing. If one wants a 5 x 5 grid of images from a video clip or large folder, it's silly to have to get a frame count and divide by 25 to determine how many frames to skip. An 'In' and 'Out' time based option seems a requirement here also where video frame tiling is an option. Additionally, with video, where every frame will be the same aspect ratio, it's very wasteful of real estate for tiles to remain square.

Back on the computing topic, I fail to see why the X and Y offsets, requiring trial and error to get the desired appearance. Should the software not calculate how to align text with the tiles or center the text beneath? And there also seems an inherent need to be able to add some page header text.

In the video realm, it choked on WMV files even though i have more than one library installed to read them.

For some peculiar reason, forward delete 'Del' key doesn't function properly in input boxes.

The "Top to Bottom" tile checkbox oddly defaults to unchecked though it's a rare case that one would want the tiles to be inserted bottom to top.

When i DID make a 5 x 5 grid i expected it to come out wrong because the progress counter deceptively stopped at 24.

When giving the images and tiles borders, there needs to be some separation between the two rather than image borders overwriting tile borders. The app uses a menu & box instead of a standard OS X font picker; annoying when you have hundreds or thousands.

PhotoTiles badly needs the capability to automatically include additional information with each tile.

It also attempted to run Firefox, when i was already using a community build (Namoroka). Not a huge thing. But it took an excessive amount of time between my clicking "Okay" in the dialog reporting it couldn't do so, and when i was presented with a second dialog about the contents of the current web page, which it somehow located anyway.

Then, when i clicked cancel, PhotoTiles took so long to actually do so (20 seconds or more) that i was beginning to think it had hung.

All that aside, it did complete some tasks fairly well. I would like to see this developed to be more sophisticated.
[Version 1.1.4]

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Limit Point Software (developer) replied on 29 Jan 2011
Hi, I am sorry to have not replied sooner, but this was out of development since October 2010, and I just caught sight if it now. I appreciate your comments and I will try to adopt some of your ideas in future updates. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about the software.
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Beamy rated on 10 Aug 2011

[Version 1.2.5]



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Apple-Boy rated on 26 Mar 2011

[Version 1.2.3]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:31 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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PhotoTiles creates a tiled photo or PDF of a folder of images, Web page graphics, movie frames or PDF file pages. The array of images can be of various dimensions and sizes. When tiling images in a folder the program can also generate an HTML image map file.

After the program is configured by specifying a few options, simply drag a folder of images or movie file onto the application, or its main window. Or select "PhotoTile Browser URL" to tile the images on the current Web page. After processing is complete you will be prompted to specify the output image format and location.

Use the preferences window to configure the program. The preferences options currently available are as follows:
  • Columns. Number of columns of cells across the tiled image.
  • Cell Size. Width and height of each cell.
  • Cell Spacing. The distance between each cell.
  • Include Cell Border. Select this option to frame each cell. You also specify the thickness of the cell border.
  • Include Image Border. Select this option to frame each image. You also specify the thickness of the image border.
  • Include Filenames. Select this option to display the image filename at the bottom of each cell. The size of the font can be specified. The "X Offset" is the horizontal offset from the left side of each cell to draw the filename. The "Y Offset" is the vertical offset from the bottom of each cell to draw the filename.
  • Movies - Skip. The spacing between selected frames for imaging.
  • Movies - From Frame. Start at this frame (numbering starts at 1).
  • Movies - To Frame. Stop at this frame. Leave blank to go to the end of the movie.
  • Movies - Get Frame Count. Get the frame count of a movie file.
  • Auto Open. Select this option to automatically open the tiled image after it is saved.
  • Filter Non-Graphic Files. This option is useful when you know the folder of images also contains files which are not images. Non-image files will cause the tiled image to have blank spaces since they can't be imaged. Deselect this option otherwise to improve processing speed.


PhotoTiles is part of the Limit Point Software Utilities Bundle : http://www.limit-point.com/Utilities.html. Purchase a Utilities password to activate all the utilities, including PhotoTiles. Upgrades are free, new utilities are included.

PhotoTiles initially runs for about ten days without a permanent password.

PhotoTiles is available in the Mac App Store:


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