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Mosaizer is more than just another photo mosaic creator !
"If you want to give your artistic abilities a try, check out Mosaizer – this amazingly powerful application will turn into a real magic wand in your hands!" Smart Review on 3d2f.com
"Mighty great mosaics: for those who like to create a mosaic from their holiday pictures." We have a 4-page workshop article in the dutch magazine 'Computer idee'
A 4-page Mosaizer Pro workshop has been published, issue #20, 2010.
"Mosaizer Pro is an exceptional mosaic photo creation wizard that newbies and professionals alike can master quickly and easily." on brighthub.com
Mosaizer Pro 10 has been released!
The latest version of Mosaizer Pro has exciting new features. The most strinking new feature is a truly unique function to create a double-layered mosaic
Base layer + transparent top layer from green-screen pictures, based on a first layer of a 'normal' mosaic, topped with a second set of color matching pictures, but now also made transparent.
Here you can see an example of a fully transparent photo mosaic, made from pictures with a white background that was made transparent (use right-click to download the 6.5 Mb HiRes example image).
What is Mosaizer Pro?
Mosaizer Pro is a superior and trendsetting freeware photo mosaic creator with an addtional set of exclusive tools to create great photo-art painting effects.
What can you do with Mosaizer Pro?
You can create photo art. Mosaizer Pro is an extensive set of bitmap editing tools such as patterns, colored patches,
masks and filters and it basically use a large number of pictures to work with. And yes, you can of course make photo mosaic
From a distance: the full picture and at close-up individual the sub-pictures can been distinguished pictures.
Who uses Mosaizer Pro?
Anyone can use Mosaizer Pro. Although it's a professional DTP tool, creativity is not an exclusive domain for professionals.
Is Mosaizer Pro unique in its kind?
Not entirely. Many photo mosaic creation and bitmap editing software is available, but Mosaizer Pro adds some unique features you can hardly achieve with existing bitmap editors.
Characteristics of Mosaizer Pro
A photo mosaic is a picture which is built from hundreds or thousands of small pictures.
Each of these smaller pictures has a certain color impression, and when looking from a distance the original source picture is recognised.
If looking from close-up, the individual pictures can be seen.
With Mosaizer Pro you can make such photo mosaic pictures. But Mosaizer Pro can do much more that just that. The key features are:
Some examples from Mosaizer Pro
Examples of the key features are shown on the right.
From top to bottom: the use of the 'mosaizer' tool with the madonna of Edvard Munch
The original and mosaized pictures were merged;
using an alpha mask for a photo-mosaic
Smooth transitions between sub-cells with masks to create transparency on the edges of each sub-picture;
Only masks are used - and bit filtering with use of an alpha mask and a source-mask;
and the use of a 32-bit alpha mask
No real photo-mosaic, but 3D-'art' with 32-bit masks in combination with a shadow effect.
Other features of Mosaizer Pro
- picture Library creation and management (add, merge)
- Mask Manager to fully control the use of all the masks, overlays
This overlay creates a partially transparent watermark effect, 32-bit masks and patterns
- preview functionality to quickly test and evaluate the effect of the chosen settings
- library match
From left to right the chosen library matches better with the source color palette function to quickly assess the color matching capabilities of a certain set of pictures
- a choice of 3 color match algorithms to better tune the choice of color matching with the color palette of the chosen picture library. When a mosaized picture is reconstructed back with the same size settings as its pieces, the match is now 100% accurate.
- the speed of photo mosaic creation: a 6000 picture (16MB size) photo mosaic will take about 10 seconds on the recommended configuration.
- almost unlimited size of the mosaic: max 4.6 GB bitmap size with a limit of 4 million sub-pictures. That would equal a poster of approximately 200 m2 at 72 dpi. We have an example of a bitmap of 420 MB in size on the Gallery page.
What's new with Mosaizer Pro?
With Mosaizer Pro a new level of photo mosaic creation versatility has been achieved. A major addition in Mosaizer Pro is the application of a Genuine Paintbrush
The paintbrush behaves like a realtime pencil and eraser tool.
This paintbrush literally paints with pictures. The result of any photo-mosaic picture can be repainted (or painted from scratch) by using the mouse or any other pointer device.
All effects (masks, filters, random settings, etc.) are applied in the paintbrush feature. Even more, any desired change in effect can be applied in the same drawing.
The painting takes place real-time (depends on the speed of the CPU) and wrongly drawn lines can easily be erased and redrawn later.
Another great feature is the brush mask. With such a mask any picture can be turned into a photorealistic painting
Brush masks are randomly rotated and resized. Each stroke of a brush can be set for its rotation and size to add to the impression of a real Van Gogh.
How does Mosaizer Pro 9 compare with competitive products?
You have to make your own mind up here. We can't tell what is the best application, but we can show you the results of a very simple test to visualize the differences. The three pictures on the right are details from the result of (Artensoft Mosaic), (Andrea Mosaic), (Photo Mosaic Creator 2), and (Mosaizer Pro 9.0).
The album cover of the band Gryphon is an excellent source for mosaic quality testing is the source picture to compare details of color impression, and details of the feathers and the white text on the top.
You can easily test this yourself: 53 x 53 tiles, cell size 34 pixels with 30% source blend. Artensoft took about 5 minutes, incl. library scanning (actual mosaic saving took > 30 seconds), Andrea Mosaic took 54 seconds, Photo Mosaic Creator 2 took 8 seconds, and Mosaizer Pro took 6 seconds. Artensoft took 5-10 seconds for each time we tried to look at another part of the mosaic result.
The quality of the result.. well see for yourself. The only reason to use these settings for the test was because Photo Mosaic Creator 2 is shareware and allowing only 'free and unlimited' testing for max 10 MB per mosaic result. Artensoft prints a nag text on the result if a free 30 day trial is downloaded. Mosaizer Pro is 100% free.
Textaizer Pro: the other key application from APP Helmond
APP Helmond has developed another application, called Textaizer Pro. This application creates pictures from text, a method that is usually referred to as 'Text Mosaics'
From a distance Shakira is recognised, but at close-up the text can be read.
Textaizer Pro can also create text from pictures. This is widely known as 'ASCII Art'
ASCII art is widely used as an e-mail stationary.
On the web there are many programs that can make ASCII art, Textaizer Pro however combines both text mosaic creation and ASCII art.
Textaizer Pro also offers a unique possibility to make video clips from text mosaic frames, directly taken from video footage.
The key features of Textaizer Pro are:
- create text from bitmaps
- create bitmaps from text
- free drawing ASCII art with eraser functionality
- create video with ASCII art from video clips
- tuning filters to assure a best possible starting picture
- saving the result as bitmap or as scaleable vector file
Every picture tells a story
Both Mosaizer Pro and Textaizer Pro use this expression very literally. With Mosaizer Pro a picture consists of 1000's of smaller pictures. If these pictures follow a theme, a story can be told (or discovered).
With Textaizer Pro the picture is built from text. When large fonts are used and sufficient distance between each line is taken, the reader can easily discover the story in the picture.
Mosaizer Pro, Textaizer Pro and Wordaizer are trademarks of APP Helmond, The Netherlands