Mazaika is a photo mosaic tool. It can create pictures made of other pictures.
How Mazaika works:
Every region of the source image is replaced with some image from a collection, that most closely resembles
the original image. When searching for an appropriate image Mazaika considers not only the overall color of the source image part but also takes into account the inner color and the brightness distribution within.
The more pictures in your collection - the more accurate the match.
The more different colors and brightnesses in the pictures in the collection - the more accurate the match.
In the gallery section you can see some source pictures
rendered with different collections.
See more sample pictures created with Mazaika in the
There is a dog photo rendered three times with three collections.
The one from the collection of 5000 animal photos seems best.
It is very subjective, but the dog made from a collection of 2000 beer bottle labels seems good too.
The third dog - made from a collection of 7000 windows icons (bigger than two above) - seems slightly weak and dull. Nevertheless, the face of pin-up girl made of small a collection of 1700 windows icons is very pleasant.
It appears that not every image can be rendered with every collection.
Good results can be reached even with collections of under 1000 pictures.
You can see the samples in gallery 2.
Obviously the more cells (tiles) in source the picture - the more detailed the mosaic will be.
1000 - 2000 tiles is usually enough.
My experiments with less than 1000 tiles can be viewed in gallery 2
Mazaika can consider small parts of the tile pictures to make up detailed parts of the larger picture. This means that two or more tiles may work together to correctly represent a section of the big picture.
Mazaika is the only photo mosaic program that allows you manualy change single tiles if you don't like them.
Mazaika is distributed as try-before-you-buy.
You can download a free 30 day trial version of MAZAIKAhere
Following the test period of 30 days or less, if you wish to continue to use Mazaika, you must purchase it.
Main technical specifications of Mazaika:
Picture database size:
Tiles height/width ratio:
3/4; 4/3; 4/4
Max tile size:
Max output size:
Input file formats:
jpg, gif, bmp, ico, pcx, tif & etc
jpg, gif, bmp, ico, pcx, tif & etc
Output file formats:
tif, jpg, bmp, txt, html, psb
Render saved projects:
Free 30 days trial;
Mazaika runs on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Minimum system requirements:
P133, 32 RAM, 10 Mb on HDD (not taking into account pictures and picture databases)
Rendering of 1000 tile picture with a 5000 picture collection usually takes less then one minute (depending on system performance, RAM installed, quality and quantity of pictures)
Mazaika runs on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
For Mac users:
Mazaika can run on a Mac with "Virtual PC"
(Windows 2000 Professional) from Connectix (tested).
For Linux users:
Mazaika was tested to work with Linux through Crossover (WINE).
* Very big images (bigger than 25,000x25,000) could be rendered in two or more parts
** Full version can make high resolution renderings of files saved in the lite version.
*** All parameters (price including) could be changed.
Maximum tested libray included 500,000 (i.e. half of million!) photos.
Maximum tested single output *.bmp image was 37,000 x 36,000 pixels;
(file size about 3.84 Gb.)
Maximum tested mosaic size in tiles was 800 x 600 i.e. 800 tiles width
and 600 tiles height, or 480,000 cells.
Mazaika is available as a "try before you buy" program.
If you want to keep it longer that 30 days, you must buy a Mazaika Full license.
If you buy Mazaika Full you can create large high resolution
mosaics suitable for poster size prints.