Mazaika
Mazaika 1.6.2
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Create photo mosaics.   Shareware ($49.95)
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Mazaika is an extremely fast photo mosaic application that produces a composite image from hundreds of smaller images. You can use images directly from iPhoto, Aperture or off your hard drive(s). Adjustable parameters during the creation process make Mazaika extremely easy to use.
What's New
Version 1.6.2:
  • New Tile Preview screen allows you manually crop or edit cell images.
  • Some procedures were optimised.
  • Interface improvements.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.11 or later



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Alexrom1000 reviewed on 16 Jun 2011
I could not find an option to use my pictures to make mosaic items. Without it the program is just a toy for kids.
[Version 1.3.1]

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Mazaika.com (developer) replied on 17 Jun 2011
This option can be found at menu "File - New Library" (or you may use "New Lib" button at the top left of the main screen)

This brings up a dialogue where you may select your own images that you want to use as a mosaic tiles. You may use images from iPhoto, Aperture or simply select a folder(s) with images.

Also, please see a short video on our site
http://www.mazaika.com/mac/
that shows how to make a library and mosaic.
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Alexrom1000 replied on 18 Jun 2011
Thank you, Boris. It seems I was in a hurry and did not notice necessary feature. I gave you 4 and a half stars in Ratings section now. The program is quite nice when own pictures can be added. Have a nice day!
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Bort1611 reviewed on 23 Nov 2010
Excellent program. Free alternatives (i.e. MozoDojo and MacOSaiX) don't have the speed and functionality of Mazaika. Yes they are free, but I've found them to be interminably slow and prone to crash, especially with larger mosaics.

No such problems with Mazaika. You get your money's worth with this one.
[Version 1.2]

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Bort1611 replied on 23 Nov 2010
My mistake, MojoDozo is $30, not free.
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Capitalj reviewed on 03 Jun 2010
I was hesitant about Mazaika because, well, MacOSaiX is free, but I downloaded the trial, experimented with it for about a week, and found myself impressed. Mazaika handled creating a library of 63,000 images without a hitch. And it renders mosaics very fast compared to MacOSaiX and MozoDojo, and with good color and tile adjustment.

I like that you can use multiple libraries in on image by selecting sections, rendering, switching libraries, selecting a different section, and so on.

It could have a more "Mac-like" look to it, but apparently that is a work in progress. And the developer is helpful and quick to reply to questions - always a good sign. For me, the registration fee was money well spent.
[Version 1.1]


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Ploth reviewed on 22 Feb 2010
Looks very promising but it is a windows app. Wouldn't work for me - and I can tell you that it won't work if you use Aperture for your images.

I use Aperture but do have a few files in iPhoto but Masaika couldn't find anything at all.


the dev is friendly & responsive but says it will be some time before it will work for Aperture IF he decides to add that 'feature'
[Version 1.0]

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Mazaika.com (developer) replied on 23 Feb 2010
@PLOTH
Sorry, you're absolutely right, Mazaika 1.0 don't supports Aperture as an image source.

As a temporary workaround you may export images that you want to use for mosaic into a separate folder at your hard disk and create a library with this folder as tile image source.
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Godpraguer commented on 18 Feb 2010
I downloaded the demo version and gave it a run-through. I have to say, Mazaika is quite powerful. My only complaint is that it ran on MUPromo yesterday and I missed out! Some features that I find exceptionally helpful are:

1) The ability to set correction levels.

Very useful if you are working with small libraries with not enough average image color variation to produce a great mosaic representation of a source image. The source image is essentially overlayed on top of the mosaic, altering the color of the mosaic pictures. You can set the level, but in my experience, even the most aggressive correction doesn't hurt the original images.

2) Set repeat levels

It's best to allow the software to intelligently choose images on it's own, but if you have a need to restrict the number of repeats in a mosaic, you can.

3) Statistics report

Allow you to output a table of the paths to each image in the mosaic and the X and Y coordinates of each of it's uses in the final image.

4) Create as many image libraries as you like

This is one of the killer features. Create specific libraries of images for specific purposes. You don't have to include pictures of the car restoration if you just want to create a mosaic of the kids for their grandparents. You can even create libraries from many sources without having to copy images to a central location before importing.

5) Export to TIFF or JPG to specific size (in px, cm or inches), DPI

6) No limits on tiles height/width ratios or tile size

7) Open and render in high resolution.
[Version 1.0]


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Drmash08 reviewed on 17 Feb 2010
MacBook Pro 8gb Ram Snow Leopard 10.6.2 160gb SSD with very few programs.

I could NOT get this to work. I created New Library from 278 iPhoto pictures shot by Nikon D40 JPEG. Library creates, no pictures show and unable to select Source.

Very disappointed and will try http://homepage.mac.com/knarf/MacOSaiX/
[Version 1.0]

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+5
Mazaika.com (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2010
It looks like something going wrong with library. Maybe some images were edited and have bad format or size? If you like, please contact me by email: boris_a_g (-AT-)hotmail.com with a little more detailed description of the problem. I will be glad to help.
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Corpsecorps replied on 19 Feb 2010
Irritating when people rate something one star when they haven't actually seen it in action. How about a troubleshooting commment?!
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Godpraguer replied on 23 Mar 2010
Our systems are nearly identical, with the exception of the SSD. A day after DRMASH08's review I downloaded Mazaika and posted the glowing review above.

Posts like this render the review system unusable for its intended purpose. I find it annoying that instead of trouble-shooting or - even taking it a step further and asking for developer support - people post negative reviews before having even used the software.

Maybe DRMASH08 has some weird configuration that prevents Mazaika from running properly but my guess is it's user error. There is a slight learning curve, but for me Mazaika worked better than I expected.
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Edeerly rated on 23 Mar 2014

[Version 1.6.2]



+26

Runtime rated on 22 Jan 2013

[Version 1.5.1]



+168

Alexrom1000 rated on 18 Jun 2011

[Version 1.3.1]



+6

Mark_1971 rated on 16 Jun 2011

[Version 1.3.1]



Blyons rated on 01 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:15,027
Version Downloads:2,939
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:28 Mar 2013
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.95
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Mazaika is an extremely fast photo mosaic application that produces a composite image from hundreds of smaller images. You can use images directly from iPhoto, Aperture or off your hard drive(s). Adjustable parameters during the creation process make Mazaika extremely easy to use.


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