How to Make a Mosaic With iPhoto

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Apple's iPhoto program is able to store and categorize thousands of digital pictures. You can make a photo mosaic using the pictures that can be accessed from iPhoto. A mosaic program that can be downloaded and used at no cost will be needed as well. The mosaic that is made can be viewed on a computer screen, printed on a color printer or transferred to a photo lab and printed on photographic paper.

  • Click on the desktop. Press “Shift” and “Command” and “N” simultaneously to make a new folder. Click once on the folder. Enter “Mosaic” in the folder’s text field. Click on the desktop to lock the folder’s name in place.

  • Click on the iPhoto icon that is in the dock to the left or at the bottom of the screen. Wait for the iPhoto main window to appear on the screen.

  • Press “Shift” and “Command” and “N” simultaneously to create a new folder. Click once on the folder to make it active. Enter “Mosaic pictures” into the folder’s text field. Click once on the top of the program’s window to lock in the name of the folder.

  • Scroll up or down in the left column until you come to the “Mosaic pictures” folder. Click on any other folder to see the pictures in the right column of the window.

  • Drag the pictures that you want to use in the mosaic from the right column onto the “Mosaic pictures” folder. Repeat this procedure with other folders until the “Mosaic pictures” folder has at least a few hundred pictures inside of it.

  • Click on the “Mosaic pictures” folder so that all of the pictures inside of it are visible in the right column of the program’s window. Press “Command” and “A” simultaneously to select all of the pictures.

  • Click on the “File” menu at the top of the program, followed by “Export” in the drop-down menu. Select “Desktop” from the drop-down menu in the window that appears. Click on the “Mosaic” folder that is on the desktop.

  • Click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the window. Wait until all of the pictures from the folder have been exported and copied into the “Mosaic” folder on the desktop. Quit iPhoto.

  • Download a free mosaic assembly program to the desktop -- for example, the MacOSaiX program (see Resources). Double-click the program’s file once it has fully downloaded. Drag the program out of the window that appears on the desktop.

  • Double-click the mosaic program’s icon to launch it. Select the “Mosaic” folder on the desktop in the window that appears to the side of the program. Select one of the pictures to be the one that the mosaic will resemble from inside the folder. Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window. Select “Desktop” from the drop-down menu at the middle of the window that appears to the side of the program. Click once on the “Mosaic” folder. Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window.

  • Click the “Tiles setup” button on the program’s main screen. Select “Rectangular tile shapes” from the drop-down menu at the top of the window that appears. Move the “Tiles across” slider to the left until the number next to it reads “10.” Repeat this procedure with the “Tiles down” slider.

  • Select “5 x4” from the “Tile size” drop-down menu. Select “six tiles” from the “Each image may appear in” drop-down menu. Move the “Image cropping” slider all the way to the right. Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window.

  • Click the “Start mosaic” button on the program’s main window. Click the “Save” button when the program’s progress bar has completely filled in. Select “Desktop” from the drop-down menu in the middle of the window that appears. Name the mosaic you have made in the text field at the top of the window. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the window. Quit the mosaic program.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use as many pictures as you can so that the final image is not jagged-looking.
  • iPhoto does not run on computers using the Windows operating system.

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