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macrumors 6502a
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Mar 22, 2004
United States

I want to create one of those posters (I'm not sure what they're called) where there are hundreds of tiny images on a large poster but when you step back a few feet to look at the poster as a whole, you realize that all the tiny images actually create a larger image that spans the size of the poster. Does that make sense? Is there a plug-in for Photoshop that would allow me to do that? Or better yet, an Automator script?



macrumors 68000
Jul 10, 2007
I have used MacOSaiX and it works great for a free program.

The only downside is that it is only PPC code and is a system hog on the Intel chips/RAM.

I just ran it to do a 30 x 30 mosaic of a 6.0mp image and I had to force quite halfway through (about 5 minutes in) because it was using 175% of my 2.16 CD and ate up 1.75gb of my 2.0gb of RAM.

I am not sure if this is because it is running under Rosetta or just how MacOSaiX runs.

Does anyone know if there is a similar Universal program out there?
(either free or cheap)

Nevermind the grayed out stuff. I found a UB version here. I am doing the same image as above and my %CPU is going no higher than 90% and RAM no greater than 1gb active/1.5gb inactive.