Mazaika - the image mosaic program.

Mazaika image of a dog.
Eye area enlarged.

Mazaika is a photo mosaic tool. It can create pictures made of other pictures.

How Mazaika works:

Every region of the source image is replaced with some image from a collection, that most closely resembles the original image. When searching for an appropriate image Mazaika considers not only the overall color of the source image part but also takes into account the inner color and the brightness distribution within.

The more pictures in your collection - the more accurate the match. The more different colors and brightnesses in the pictures in the collection - the more accurate the match. In the gallery section you can see some source pictures rendered with different collections.

Dog from 7000 win icons Dog from 2000 beers labels Dog from 5000 animals

There is a dog photo rendered three times with three collections. The one from the collection of 5000 animal photos seems best. It is very subjective, but the dog made from a collection of 2000 beer bottle labels seems good too. The third dog - made from a collection of 7000 windows icons (bigger than two above) - seems slightly weak and dull. Nevertheless, the face of pin-up girl made of small a collection of 1700 windows icons is very pleasant.

Picture made with MAZAIKA

It appears that not every image can be rendered with every collection. Good results can be reached even with collections of under 1000 pictures. You can see the samples in gallery 2.

Obviously the more cells (tiles) in source the picture - the more detailed the mosaic will be. 1000 - 2000 tiles is usually enough. My experiments with less than 1000 tiles can be viewed in gallery 2

Mazaika can consider small parts of the tile pictures to make up detailed parts of the larger picture. This means that two or more tiles may work together to correctly represent a section of the big picture.

Mazaika is the only photo mosaic program that allows you manualy change single tiles if you don't like them.

See large, highly detailed pictures created with Mazaika in the gallery section.

Mazaika's screenshots and Video


Mazaika for MS Windows screenshots


Mazaika for Mac OS X screenshots

Please see more video tutorials at our help page.

Mazaika Features


View Mazaika's Help online - View Online Mazaika Help pages.

View Mazaika versions history.

Mazaika is distributed as try-before-you-buy. You can download a free 30 day trial version of Mazaika here. Following the test period of 30 days or less, if you wish to continue to use Mazaika, you must purchase it.

Main technical specifications of Mazaika:

Parameter Mazaika trial Mazaika full
Picture database size: Unlimited Unlimited
Mosaic resolution: Unlimited Unlimited
Tiles height/width ratio: 3/4; 4/3; 4/4 Any
Max tile size: 32x32 Unlimited
Max output size: 2500x2500 pixel Unlimited *
Input file formats: jpg, gif, bmp, ico, pcx, tif & etc jpg, gif, bmp, ico, pcx, tif & etc
Output file formats: jpg tif, jpg, bmp, txt, html, psb
Render saved projects: No Yes **
Price:  *** Free 30 days trial; US$ 49.95  
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MS Windows version
system requirements

Mazaika for MS Windows is a native Windows program designed to run on MS Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8.

Minimum system requirements: P133, 32 RAM, 10 Mb on HDD (not taking into account pictures and picture databases). Rendering of 1000 tile picture with a 5000 picture collection usually takes less then one minute (depending on system performance, RAM installed, quality and quantity of pictures)

Mac OS X version
system requirements

Mazaika for Mac OS X is a native Mac OS X application designed to run on Mac OS X version 10.4 or later. (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Minimum system requirements: Apple Mac computer running Mac OS X version 10.4 or later. Mazaika for Mac OS X is an Universal Binary application and can be run at 32 or 64 bit mode on both Intel and PPC processor based computers.

For Linux users: Mazaika was tested to work with Linux through Crossover (WINE).
Notes: * Very big images (bigger than 25,000x25,000) could be rendered in two or more parts
** Full version can make high resolution renderings of files saved in the lite version.
*** All parameters (price including) could be changed.
Perfomance tests:
Maximum tested libray: 500,000 (i.e. half of million!) photos.

Maximum tested mosaic size: 800 tiles width and 600 tiles tall. It is 480,000 cells.

Maximum tested single image file export: 157,500 x 210,000 pixels image saved into *.psb Large Photoshop document file format. File size is about 90 Gb. It is 33 Gigapixels image.

Trial version:
Mazaika is available as a "try before you buy" program. If you want to keep it longer that 30 days, you must buy a  Mazaika Full license.
If you buy  Mazaika Full you can create large high resolution mosaics suitable for poster size prints.

Buy online: Purchase Mazaika Full version online!

You can download a trial version of  MAZAIKA  here

Learn how to use the trial version of  MAZAIKA  to make good looking mosaic pictures here and in the program documentation.

On the download page you can download some sample image libraries to use with  MAZAIKA

Also you may see the results of my tests of other existing photo mosaic programs.