Today, Engadget features a how-to project on making your own photo mosaics:
This week’s How-To shows how to take just about any ordinary image you’ve taken with your digital camera (or from the web) and make a photo mosaic. A photo mosaic is one large image made out of hundreds and thousands of tiny images from your personal stash, from google images or even frames from a movie. There are a few applications that do this for free, on Macs/PCs, and we’ll show you where to get them and how to use them.
I couldn’t resist. Using all the JPEGs on this site as the tiles, I came up with these badboys. Note, the mosaic photos are really big–5 to 7 MB:
- Darren in Ireland – Original, Mosaic
- Julie and Cow – Original, Mosaic
- Darren at Cafe (the photo on my front page) – Original, Mosaic
I took a quick spin through the mosaics, and all of these are safe for work (the mind reels at the potential for vulgar mosaics–now, if only we could find tons and tons of pornography somewhere…). They’re certainly not art (though this one might qualify), but they’re an excellent time-waster.