Software & Tools

For all those do-it-yourselfers out there, this is for you…

Originally before selecting a mosaic service to create my mosaic, I tried several different mosaic software programs, with not much success (read my intro for details). Recently, I again scoured the web and found 4 seemingly popular online mosaic creation sites that would create my mosaic right online – how cool! I loaded the same source and cell images into each tool along with similar settings for sizing and coloration. My results are summarized below. I hope you find this review helpful.

The Final Mosaic


Picture Mosaics Thumbs Up.
Picture Mosaics Photo Mosaic

  • “True” photo mosaic
  • Low colorization and optimal cell size
  • Less than 3 minutes
EasyMoza Thumbs Down.
EasyMoza Photo Mosaic

  • Decent photo mosaic; “striped” effect throughout
  • Good cell size; noticeable colorization
  • Roughly 5 minutes
 
Mosaically Thumbs Down.
Mosaically Photo Mosaic

  • Not a great photo mosaic; too much lost detail
  • Noticeable colorization; small cells
  • Roughly 6 minutes
Print Mosaic Thumbs Down.
Print Mosaic Photo Mosaic

  • Generally poor photo mosaic
  • Heavy colorization; small cells
  • More than 10 minutes
 
Photo Upload Options

Picture Mosaics
Picture Mosaics Upload Options
Computer, mobile device, Facebook,
Instagram, Picasa, Google+, Dropbox, Flickr
EasyMoza
EasyMoza Upload Options
Computer, web image, stock image library
 
Mosaically
Mosaically Upload Options
Computer, mobile device, Facebook, web image
Print Mosaic
Print Mosaic Upload Options
Computer, mobile device, Facebook,
Instagram, Dropbox, web image
 
Mosaic Output & Sharing Options

Picture Mosaics
Picture Mosaics Upload Options
Free digital proof, hi-res download, prints,
web url, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+
EasyMoza
EasyMoza Upload Options
Free digital proof, hi-res download
 
Mosaically
Mosaically Upload Options
Hi-res download, prints
Print Mosaic
Print Mosaic Upload Options
Hi-res download, prints (*limited sizes),
web url, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+