Free software recommendation for photo mosaic
December 7, 2016 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend free software for creating photo mosaics (or gimp plugins)? (Windows or Linux)

I do not want to use an online service.
posted by czytm to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I use Layout on my phone if you need something mobile ever.
posted by magnetsphere at 1:16 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: To clarify, I'm talking about a Photo Mosaic as in an image divided into sections and then each section is replaced by a smaller image. Thus the resulting image appears to look like the original image, but is actually made up of many smaller images.

Here is a large example (4.3MB in case anyone is data conscious)
posted by czytm at 1:40 PM on December 7, 2016

Best answer: I have used AndreaMosaic to great effect. It can handle large numbers of images. There are lots of settings to tweak to get the results you want: e.g. by default it tints images to get 'better' mosaics but you can turn that off.
posted by splasho at 1:57 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I use good old-fashioned Metapixel. A good source of images on certain Linux systems is in .cache/friends/avatars, where you'll find thousands of tiny images
posted by scruss at 7:34 PM on December 7, 2016

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