AndreaMosaic

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AndreaMosaic
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AndreaMosaic 3.23 running on Windows XP
Developer(s) Andrea Denzler
Stable release AndreaMosaic 3.32.1 / April 25, 2009; 151863556 ago
Preview release AndreaMosaic 3.32.7 / December 16, 2009; 131559556 ago
Written in C++, Assembly language
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, German
Type Graphic art software
License Proprietary software with free to use license for personal/commercial use
Website http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/

AndreaMosaic is a freeware[1] graphic art software developed and published by Andrea Denzler and that specializes in the creation of photographic mosaic images.

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History

The first public release was version 3.12 in 2003[2][3]. In the following years new features where added once or twice a year. A completely new interface came out of beta testing with version 3.3 in September, 2008[4].

Features

AndreaMosaic includes several features[5][6] for creating mosaics[1][7]. Together with the standard parameters necessary to create a mosaic the following features are available:

  • On-the-fly creation of image variants
  • Automatic cropping of images to fit the tile aspect ratio
  • Automatic color adjustment
  • Prevention of close duplicates
  • High-resolution mosaics (up to 8,000 megapixel)

Versions

As of version 3.32 AndreaMosaic is available in Standard and Professional versions. Both share the same features but the Professional version exceeds the Standard version's limits of 200 megapixels and 30,000 tiles. AndreaMosaic is supported on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and also on Mac OS X and Linux distributions through the free Wine software. The software can be installed using the standard installer or through a fully portable no-install archive. A collection of 500 sample images[8] is freely available.

License

The license allows free use of the software, including commercial use, but it requires that every published or printed photographic mosaic, or derivative work, includes a reference to AndreaMosaic. Also the publishing or display to a large audience of a particular mosaic should be added to the public list of artworks created with AndreaMosaic.

Artworks

Artworks was created worldwide using AndreaMosaic including

Reception

Although the software has proved popular[9] and has some powerful features,[5] it has been criticised for not being user-friendly[5] with a confusing[1] and dull[8] interface featuring atrocious grammar[6] but providing an excellent user guide[6] and producing excellent results[8].

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