09 November 2008

Photo Mosaics

Some of you have been kind enough to say how you've liked the photo mosaics I've done of my kids, and asked how it's done.

Well, I put my photos into Photoshop, do the maths to resize them how I want, then I count the number of pixels, pull out my calculator again and I crop ... oh hang on, that was what I thought you had to do before I found the Mosaic Maker in Flickr. Try it!

I'm sure there are plenty of other websites out there to make photo mosaics with, because on other people's blogs, I see patterns of compiled photos that Flickr can't give me. So I know 'there's more than one way to skin a cat' as one of my old school teachers used to say.

But for putting my completed mosaics into something like this (below), I use Scrapblog through my Photobucket account. I haven't found they print nicely to photo paper though.


Heather said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing your secrets! When I first started reading the post, I was all "a CALCULATOR? MATH? PIXEL SIZE? NOOOO!" so thank goodness I kept reading! :D

I'm gonna have to fancy up some pictures with that scrapblog site and make my blog all purty like yours! Woo-hoo, less time than ever for housework!

(If you never hear from me again, it is because the mountain of ((clean and folded)) laundry piled atop my dresser has buried me in an avalanche as I cheerfully ignored it to sit here at my computer.)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohhhhh! I love that!! I'm totally running over and trying it out myself today. Didn't know Photobucket did that!!!!

You bloggy people are so smart!!

Jen said...

too bad you can't print them b/c it would be an awesome card.

Tracy P. said...

Great post! I love getting tips from other bloggers, and need to pass them on more often myself.

I haven't tried to print the mosaics (or a scrapbook page with them), but I have had reasonably good luck using them in a Shutterfly photo book. (Do they serve Aus.?).

Also, my mosaics usually seem to me to be washed out, so I download them onto my computer, turn up the saturation, and then upload them BACK to flick'r before I post them. I wonder if they would print better with the saturation turned up.