Sunday, June 27, 2010

Making Photo Mosaics, App for iPad Review

Last week I downloaded an app called "Theme Mosaic" for the iPad.  I am testing the app today on my iPad.

The app is simple in general setting options, using small icons in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  The first icon option allows the user to use a photo from their photo albums on the ipad or select the sample photo at the bottom of the screen.

The second option icon allows the user to select the theme for the mosiac (that is, the pictures used to recreate the original photo with tiny mosaics of other photos from the theme).  There is also an additional means to obtain more themes: Nature, Men, Cars and More, Women by purchasing from the creators of this app. 

The third option icon gives the user the ability to email the resulting mosaic, save to photo album or to use as wallpaper on your ipad.

Below is  a photo from my personal library that I selected to test the app:
I then selected 'singers theme' from the three theme options (animals, singers, paintings) in the app to produce the "photo mosaic" below:
The transition from photo to mosaic was very fast and the results were ok.  Using the pinch  finger movements to view the individual mosaic pieces, did indeed reveal that all the tiny mosaic pieces were indeed small photos of singers.

This app is a free app and available in the iTunes store by clicking this link:

1 comment:

Mosaically said...

Hey, if you want to make a photo mosaic, you should try Mosaically it's a free online photo mosaic maker that lets you make ultra high resolution photo mosaics that are zoomable. It also lets you make a Facebook mosaic with just one click.