In this time of social distancing and lockdowns we have to spend more time at home. I want to share one of my recent activities, as a suggestion on what to do.
When reading through this forum I stumbled upon this post from @Mikael_Ollars
Really liking the mosaic, I started to search for some software that can create something like this.
Let me start off with what I was alble to create:
In this Album Cover Mosaic the input image is divided into tiles and each tile is replaced by an album cover that best matches the color pattern of the input image.
|13600 x 13600||pixels|
|200 x 200||album cover thumbnails|
|1.15 x 1.15||meters when printed at 300 dpi|
|802||album covers in pool|
I’m not sure yet what to do with it. For printing the individual album covers might be too small, I have to experiment with the numbers.
All albums in the mosaic are from my local library. For this I created an extension that uses the Roon API to generate a thumbnail of each album. This pool of thumbnails is then used by a Python library that creates the mosaic, this library is called photomosaic.
A small warning; creating a mosaic of this size is memory hungry. On my Windows 10 PC with 16 GB of RAM I can go up to 200 megapixels before it runs out of memory.
If there is an interest I can share more details in follow-up posts and provide some software.
More Mosaic Tools
- AndreaMosaic - Used by Mikael in the above linked post, see also post 4 of this thread