MacOSaiX
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  • MacOSaiX has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Frank M. Midgley
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.
  • Choose the sources of images to use for the tiles.
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:
    • in original images
    • in images placed in tiles
    • in images created by the Glyphs image source
    • when saving a mosaic as JPG, PNG or TIFF
  • Now showing how well the mosaic matches the original image.
  • Mosaics made with small numbers of images now look better.
  • Image sources can now report errors when finding images.
  • Images can now be repeated in adjacent tiles.
  • Mosaics can now be as small as one tile by one tile.
Performance Improvements:
  • Now taking better advantage of Macs with multiple CPUs/cores.
  • Mosaics that allow image repeats are now created much faster.
  • Images are now pulled from QuickTime movies much faster.
  • Can now save images at larger sizes.
  • Improved handling of very large images from sources.
Bugs Fixed:
  • The image usage rules (repeats, distance apart) are now always honored.
  • CMYK images are now handled correctly.
  • No longer crashing when iPhoto is not installed.
  • No longer crashing when Google becomes inaccessible.
  • No longer stopping after finding 21 Google images.
  • No longer crashing when an image source is added to a mosaic with no original image.
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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MacOSaiX User Discussion (Write a Review)
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gwied reviewed on 02 Aug 2013
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!
[Version 2.1]


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EndoLab commented on 10 Dec 2011
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
[Version 2.1]

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gwied replied on 02 Aug 2013
Since mobile me no longer exists, the link takes you to icloud login screen.
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EndoLab replied on 03 Aug 2013
@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 —
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joetaxpayer reviewed on 10 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 2.1]

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joetaxpayer replied on 10 Oct 2011
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.
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joetaxpayer replied on 28 Oct 2011
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.
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Almegalli reviewed on 02 May 2011
It could do a good job but it crashes all the time .... so it is useless.
[Version 2.1]


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Maruko Drinking Team reviewed on 08 Aug 2010
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.)
[Version 2.1]


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Tice commented on 22 Nov 2007
Bumps a few times in the Dock and than crashes. Mac OS X.5 Leopard 10.5.0
[Version 2.0]

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(developer) replied on 25 Nov 2007
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.
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Tice replied on 25 Nov 2007
Great, thanks, that worked! : D
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Likos reviewed on 12 Mar 2007
I've been using this since the first beta. Great Application. Not only that but you have continued development.
Thank you.
[Version 2.0a7]


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Dalahast reviewed on 25 Jan 2007
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!
[Version 2.0a6]


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ThreeDee912 reviewed on 03 Jul 2006
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!
[Version 2.0a6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Oct 2005
EXCELLENT application!! A lot of fun placing pictures from one's own photo library, the internet, and even movies (either home made or theatrically released) onto favourite photos, mosaic style. For amateur or professional use. Great stuff!
[Version 2.0a5]


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Roberto Bellina had trouble on 25 Aug 2008
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
[Version 2.0]



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Appleday88 rated on 15 Jan 2013

[Version 2.1]



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joetaxpayer rated on 28 Oct 2011

[Version 2.1]


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Version Downloads:12,857
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:27 Jan 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.
  • Choose the sources of images to use for the tiles.


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