I gotta tell you, ever since I saw my first photomosaic, I’ve been in love with them. Stand back and you see an image. Zoom in and you see it’s actually made up of hundreds of teeny tiny related images. Incredibly cool.
I just found a new site called Mosaickr that let’s you create your own in just a few minutes! Couldn’t be easier, especially if you have Flickr. Just link it up to your Flickr account, choose your master image, choose what images you want it to be made up from and let it work its magic. I chose a photo of Aiden (no surprise there) and then picked out a few photosets of him for it to draw upon. To make a ‘large’ mosaic, it requested that I submit 300-500 photos. It’ll grab photos at random though if you don’t want to pick them all out by hand. After a few minutes of processing, voila! You have a photomosaic.
and got this mosaic of it!
It’s a little small, but every image in there is a photo of Aiden. Neat, eh? I could also order a high res copy for .99 Euros (about a buck) or order a poster of it. It’ll even give you a list of all the photos that it’s made up of.
Classroom idea: Let your students go nuts with the digital camera. Have each student take 20 photos of something. Then take all the collective photos, and make a photomosaic from it! Have your students take 400 photos of triangles, and create a mosaic of a giant triangle. If you’re studying colors or rainbows, assign kids to wear different colors for a day and then take pictures of them throughout the entire day. Then use those photos to create a mosaic color chart or rainbow!
Got any ideas of your own? Share a comment!