Create in 3 steps
Creating a beautiful photo mosaic is easy and it can be done in only a few minutes. The difference between a beautiful and a less than successful photo mosaic lies in the selection of photos and we can give you a few tips on how to create a beautiful photo mosaic.
Choose the main photoChoose a picture with lots of colour contrasts and limited detail for a good end result of your photo mosaic.
The detail level of the main picture determines the quality of the photo mosaic
The more detail, the photo contains, the lower the impact of the photo mosaic. In fact, some of the details may even disappear due to the effect of the photo mosaic. If you nevertheless want to use a detailed picture as a main picture, try to bring the picture as far forward as possible by zooming in."
For the best results, use a close-up as the main picture
With a close-up or a zoomed image the subject or the person s are as much in focus as possible For the best result possible.
The larger the size of the photo mosaic, the better the result
If you choose a larger format photo mosaic the partial images also become larger and therefore more visible.
Choose a main photo that contains as many colours as possible
Try to choose a main photo with many colours and very few large flat surfaces. Flat surfaces such as air, water, a dark background or snow will be recognised as one colour and the same smaller photos may end being repeated in this section.
A black and white photo can be constructed from coloured smaller photos
When you choose a black and white image as the main picture it can be composed of coloured smaller photos.
On the canvas the edge of the main photo is folded around a wooden frame
If you order your photo mosaic on a canvas, the edge of the image is folded around a wooden frame. It is therefore possible that some of the subject or the person could be lost at the front. This involves 2 cm on each side.
Main photo file size
The main photo is recreated in the photo mosaic and it is not used in the photo mosaic itself. A photo of 500KB therefore works just as well as a photo of 3MB.
Choose small photosCollect as many photos with different colours as possible. The more photos, the more variation in the photo mosaic.
Use as many smaller photos as possible
The more smaller photos you use, the more detailed your photo mosaic becomes. For optimum results, use 300 photos or more, but it is also possible that your photo mosaic looks better with 100 different photos rather than 500 photos. It all depends on the colours of the main photo and the smaller photos.
Collect your smaller photos in a folder
If you collect all the smaller photos in one folder, you can select all the photos in one go in step two. This should also help you avoid selecting the same photos twice.
Not all of the smaller photos are used in the same frequency
Smaller photos are normally used a few times in the mosaic picture. It is also possible that some of the smaller photos are not very good for creating the main picture and they may be used less often or even not at all in creating the mosaic picture. You can ensure that all of the smaller photos are used by selecting the option "use all of the pictures at the same rate" in step 3 under 'settings'. If you choose this option the result of the photo mosaic may not be optimal.
Lots of variety among the smaller photos will make it less likely that the images are repeated
The more the smaller photos vary in colour and content, the better the result of the mosaic picture. Make for instance sure that you do not only collect pictures with faces, but also interchange that with general photos such as landscapes or events.
Visible detail in the smaller photos
The smaller photos will have a size of 0.75 to 2.5 cm. The pictures will be clearly visible, but when you use taken from a great distance the details will be less recognisable. It may for instance be difficult to recognise faces in a group photo among the smaller images.
Added colour to photos
If the colour of the smaller photos is very different from the colours in the main photo, up to 30 olour may be added to the smaller photos. Try therefore to use as many photos as possible that contain the colours of the main picture.
Use smaller photos from the same series than the main photo comes from
Photos that are taken in series, e.g. a holiday, often contains the same colours. If the main picture is a part of a series it is recommended to use the other photos from that series (as well as other photos) as the smaller photos.
Orientation of the smaller photos: landscape, portrait or square
The smaller pictures should all have the same orientation, i.e. all landscape, all portrait or all square. Photos that deviate from the selected format are automatically cropped.
Making smaller photos black and white
In the advanced settings at step 3 of the photo mosaic software you can choose to make all of the smaller photos black and white.
Measurements of the smaller photos
For all types of photo mosaic you can select 'normal', 'coarse' or 'very coarse' for the measurements of the smaller photos. If the smallest size of the photo mosaic is less than 50 cm the smaller photos would become 0.75 cm (normal), 1 cm (coarse) or 1.5 cm (very coarse). If the smaller images are larger than 50 cm and less than 90 cm, the smaller photos would become 1 cm (normal), 1.5 cm (coarse) or 2 cm (very coarse).. If the smaller images are larger than 90 cm the smaller photos would become 1.5 cm (normalfi), 2 cm (coarse) and 2.5 cm (very coarse).
View the resultCreate your photo mosaic within 20 seconds. You can share it, download it or print it.
Download the photo mosaic in digital format
You can download the digital file for £6,99 in high resolution. Depending on the size you set you can print the photo mosaic yourself or use it for a different purpose.
Printing the photo mosaic
We can also directly print the photo mosaic for you if you prefer. MyMoza collaborates with HalloCanvas, which provides printing services. You do not pay any extra fees for this option as we do not add any margin to the cost of the print. You only pay one price for the photo mosaic, which includes printing.MyMoza then ensures that your order print is forwarded to HalloCanvas.
Sharing the photo mosaic
After you have created your photo mosaic you can share it on Facebook for your friends to see. The photo mosaic cannot be edited or ordered by others.
Saving the photo mosaic
The photo mosaic can be saved while you create it. All subsequent changes are automatically saved in case you run out of time or if something goes wrong. You will receive an e-mail with the appropriate link.