You may already know that Live Print Mosaics will take your event to the next level by spreading social reach, generating buzz and boosting engagement, but now we are letting you take the reigns and drive the photo mosaic system with Picture Mosaics providing everything you need to make your activation successful.
Intel picks Picture Mosaics’ app to show off its new Skylake i7 processor at the 2015 IDF press event! Picture Mosaics’ new 4K video mosaic technology optimized for Skylake to be featured in more upcoming Intel events. In front of the new demo are Joe Charpentier, VP of Engineering, and Al Charpentier, Founder and CEO.
At Picture Mosaics, we’ve spent the last 14 years pushing the boundaries of photo mosaic design in every way imaginable. We were honored to partner with Intel and present at the IDF 2015 press event in San Francisco! We were tasked with putting together a demo using our latest photo and video software to push the new Skylake i7 processor to its limit. Continue reading
With the release of our Online Mosaic Tool, we gave the users a sizable amount of power when creating their own photo mosaics. But as we all know: with great power comes great responsibility! True photo mosaic design isn’t something that just happens. It requires plenty of practice and a keen attention to detail. Throughout the years, we’ve seen a number of mosaic shortcuts that result in cheap, false photo mosaics. A number of factors go into the process of creating a mosaic, but I’m going to focus on the top three DON’Ts of photo mosaic design.
You can now place your Shape Mosaic order through our website!
Photo mosaics are a passion of ours. We work hard at pushing the mosaic concept to new heights every day. That’s why we’re super excited to introduce a new kind of photo mosaic to our gallery: Shape Mosaics. Rather than building a mosaic based on the color and detail within the source image, these mosaics build a specific solid shape out of your cell images. Perfect for brand logos, silhouettes, and solid shapes.
One of the most important components of a photo mosaic is the source image. A source image is the bigger picture that the smaller photos (called “cells”) will create. Any photo can be used as a source image, but not just any photo will the completed photo mosaic that WOW factor. The real question is how well the photo will survive the mosaic transformation. For this post, I’ll be focusing on portrait photos. Landscapes, logos, and other non-human subjects will be addressed in future posts, so stay tuned!
When using a photo of people as your source image, it’s important to consider facial recognition. In order for facial shapes and details to survive the photo mosaic transformation, you’ll want the faces to encompass a fairly large portion of the image, measuring at least 1/3 of the width and height of the entire photo. This will allow a great amount of detail and clarity to come through in the photo mosaic. Here are a couple examples of photos that should produce good facial recognition: