MacOSaiX for Mac

MacOSaiX for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    34,680
  • Date Added:
    January 27, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    230
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC

Editors' Review

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MacOSaiX for Mac is a photo mosaic construction and sharing app for Mac OS X. It is available from several download sites and installs quickly.

Photo mosaics are composed of hundreds or thousands of small images, all combined to create a larger image when viewed from a distance. By choosing the right colors and brightness of each individual image, the larger image becomes easier to see. MacOSaiX for Mac can take a set of individual images located on your machine or discoverable through Web sites and combine them into shapes that can then be saved and shared. MacOSaiX for Mac can interface with common social media sites for images, such as Flickr, and it can also read images from iTunes (album art, for example). Images from movies can also be captured and used by MacOSaiX for Mac. The MacOSaiX for Mac interface is easy to work with, and as long as you can find suitable images you can be producing mosaics in a matter of minutes.

Photo mosaics are popular, so software like MacOSaiX for Mac is readily available for many platforms. MacOSaiX for Mac provides a good mix of image mosaicking capabilities along with easier access to sources such as Google Image and Flickr. We enjoyed using MacOSaiX for Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't work. The program keeps shutting down."

    December 21, 2013   |   By minslc

    Version: MacOSaiX 2.1

    Pros

    Download was easy.

    Cons

    But it didn't work!

    Summary

    Just doesn't work. I wish to say something nice but I can't see a result to post anything positive. It just keep shutting down. Never a finished picture. I changed the setting. I restarted the computer. Don't know what else I need to do.

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  • 4 stars

    "Exactly what I was looking for"

    November 12, 2012   |   By Adamada68

    Version: MacOSaiX 2.1

    Pros

    Does exactly what you want, makes a picture using many pictures.

    Cons

    Takes a LONG TIME... depending on how many frames you want/need.

    Summary

    Although it takes a while to be put together, I can't complain! Low cost and does exactly what I want.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easily achieve surprising results"

    March 12, 2010   |   By don_walker

    Version: MacOSaiX 2.1

    Pros

    Straightforward

    Cons

    Rendering the mosaic takes time -- depending on the number of image sources and speed of your CPU

    Summary

    A one-trick pony with a really neat trick. I used it to create a corporate promotional piece, building a mosaic of the company logo with puzzle-shaped tiles using a source directory of 346 pictures. The program selects and places each image to best match a spot in the resulting mosaic, then continues to optimize placement, shifting images for the best result. A test with current version: 25 minutes to render a mosaic, selecting from a folder of 2696 images to fill 1280 tiles. Very cool!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.1
    • Added an iTunes album artwork image source.
    • Added a Delicious Library image source.
    • flickr image sources can now search using flickr groups.
    • Google image sources can now search for news or face images.
    • Google image sources can now search the database of LIFE images.
    • Support for transparency:
    • in original images
    • in images placed in tiles
    • in images created by the Glyphs image source
    • when saving a mosaic as JPG, PNG or TIFF
    • Now showing how well the mosaic matches the original image.
    • Mosaics made with small numbers of images now look better.
    • Image sources can now report errors when finding images.
    • Images can now be repeated in adjacent tiles.
    • Mosaics can now be as small as one tile by one tile.
    • Now taking better advantage of Macs with multiple CPUs/cores.
    • Mosaics that allow image repeats are now created much faster.
    • Images are now pulled from QuickTime movies much faster.
    • Can now save images at larger sizes.
    • Improved handling of very large images from sources.
    • The image usage rules (repeats, distance apart) are now always honored.
    • CMYK images are now handled correctly.
    • No longer crashing when iPhoto is not installed.
    • No longer crashing when Google becomes inaccessible.
    • No longer stopping after finding 21 Google images.
    • No longer crashing when an image source is added to a mosaic with no original image.
    General
    Publisher Frank Midgley
    Publisher web site http://homepage.mac.com/knarf/
    Release Date January 27, 2009
    Date Added January 27, 2009
    Version 2.1
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Image Viewers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later is required to use iPhoto or QuickTime image sources.
  • Download Information
    File Size 1.09MB
    File Name MacOSaiX.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 34,680
    Downloads Last Week 230
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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