Among the many and varied filters a Mac user can apply to a photo is one called mosaic; an ancient artistic effect which assembled small pieces of glass or other materials into an image. Digital photographers often can create an attractive mosaic with a few clicks. Here’s one you’ll like. The apps is called Mosamic. It’s free, simple, fast, and you get some control over the tiles and colors.
The step-by-step mosaic wizard makes it simple to take any photograph and turn it into a colorful mosaic. Choose the photo, select the mosaic type, select the number of tiles to use, and then pleas the Create Mosaic Image button.
Tools include an option to melt the original photo with the mosaic, place tiles in random order (good for avoiding repition), correct the color at the tile level, and use your own photos as mosaic tiles.
There is also a slider bar to control the number of mosaic tiles within a mosaic photo. Though other controls are nominal in number the results can be stunning.
Take a look at this photo from Mosamic. It’s made up of many different images, all color toned to match the original image.
Not bad for free, huh?
Mosamic can use photos on your Mac or download photos from other online photo services. Every Mac user is looking for photo enhancement apps with customizable options. Mosamic does exactly that and it’s free.