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A picture is worth a thousand pictures

Photomosaics are also referred to as photo montages, photo-tiled pictures, mixed mosaics, random mosaics and photo tapestries.

Photomosaics is an image creation process where a final image is formed from a collection of smaller images called tiles. The tiles are blend together to form a larger image completely unrelated to the individual images that form it.

The small tile images can be seen up close, but at a distance, an entirely different image can be seen. See this popular photomosiac of George Bush.

Photomosiac creation software was initially developed by Robert Silvers at the MIT labs and he does not license the technology which is protected by US patent 6,137,498, which also protects photomosaic's "look and feel". Since then over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have been clients of Runaway Technology. Silvers has created covers for magazines such as Life, Newsweek, and Playboy and has created commissioned portraits for Vice President Al Gore, H. M. King Hussein of Jordan, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.

USA Today comments: "If Leonardo da Vinci had lived in the computer age, he might have created Photomosaics. Instead, it was left to Robert Silvers to discover a digital way to combine art and science."

You can view the gallery of photomosaic done by Robert Silvers himself.

Read more about the history of Photo Mosaics.

Arno provides a list of software programs for creating photomosaics. These software create professional level picture mosaics from any photo collection.

For Mac: MacOSaiX
For PC: Centarsia, RS, AdreaMosaic