So for a while now (remember this?) I’ve been looking into how to make something kewl using a number of smaller parts. I had, back in the day, made a wallpaper I was fond of using Nine Inch Nails lyrics. But this time I wanted to use just photos, like a photomosaic So I started looking for some software that could help me out, and I’ve found a few, including one linux command line version that thus far has worked pretty swell for me (metapixel). So I thought I’d show you my intial trial of it.
For these things you really need a lot of photos to make these things work well, so I decided to put together all of my Europe (Italy, France, UK, and Ireland) photos, and then pick a good photo from one of those trips to test it out. You’ll remember this shot Joel took that I really liked… well this will be the photo I want to recreate:
So after collecting all the europe photos together into a directory, I ran the thing a number of times, altering some settings until I got a result I was impressed with. Here is a closeup of the final result at full size. This section contains my head.
And here we have the full photo (Scaled down of course. I have a big version, and a giant version to check out.. the actual image is twice the size of the giant image, and you’re not going to wait for it to download…