Output mosaic setup screen

Select from  Menu - File - Save mosaic as...
or use this Quick Button

Export speed button

If more than one cell is selected on the main screen only selected cells would be saved.

Output setup screen

Layout - Here you may see a miniature preview of the finished mosaic, as it would be seen from a distance.

Units - You may choose Pixels, Inches or Centimeters as a mosaic size units.

Resolution - You need to set this value to allow the program to convert pixels units into inches or centimeters.

Mosaic Width, Mosaic Height - You have to set one of these values, the other will be calculated automatically.
These are sizes of the mosaic area of the output image only. I.e. if you'll set size of mosaic to 10 x 10 inches and later add 10-inch border for all sides,  your full output would be 30 x 30 inches.

Grid - You may use these options to add grid lines on the output mosaic.
Draw grid - Check this check box to draw the grid lines.
Grid color - This will bring up the Color Dialogue box to select a color of the grid lines.
Line width - Input width of grid line in pixels here.

Borders - You may use these options to add borders to the output mosaic.
Add borders - Check this check box to add the borders.
Border color - This will bring up the Color Dialogue box to select a color For the borders.
Top border, Left border, Right border, Bottom border - Input the width of borders here. Width of the borders should be set in the current measurement units.

Image output info - You may see general information about the output image sizes here.
Single tile size - Size of a single tile in all measurement units.
Output size - Overall size of output image in all measurement units. Sizes of borders count towards the overall size here.

Additional saves options:

Color enhance - These options allow you to change the colors of your tiles to improve the final output. Sometimes this is the only way to get good looking mosaic, especially when mosaic was made using limited count of tiles in the library.  You can use Color correction simultaneously with Blending to get excellent results. Try playing with different values.

Color correction % - The Color correction option "shifts" the colors in a tile to match the average colors of the same area in the original image. This is a similar procedure to correcting the "white balance" of an image that you may have seen in other graphics programs. For example, it may make the tile seem more blue, if the underlying area is quite blue. When a high percentage of correction is used, you may lose some details from the tile image (especially in very dark or very bright areas), but generally this method is very effective, and can be quite subtle, even for values of 50% and upwards.

Blend tile color % - The Blend tile color option blends the output mosaic with the sampled version of the original main theme image (this is a reduced resolution version of the original). At low values (between 0 and 25%), this can drastically improve the final output image without it being too obvious that you have cheated. Above 30% the detail in the tiles begins to be lost in favour of the original image. This option can work extremely well between 10% and 20% especially when combined with a Color correction of between 20% to 50%

Detailed blend - If Detailed blend is enabled, the blend option above is performed with the original image, instead of the sampled version. This is much less subtle. If the blend percent is high you will see every small details of your original image visible through the mosaic tiles.  It will be quite obvious that you have used blending. There may be situations where you want this effect.  Mostly though, you will probably want to disable "Detailed blend". In this case your mosaic will be blended with a reduced resolution version of the original, producing a much more subtle effect.


Sharpen tiles - When enabled Mazaika will "Sharpen" the resampled tiles. It will give you much sharper mosaic tiles. Usually it is recommended to enable this option. Please note that if the images that you use as tiles are already very sharp it maybe good to disable this option to avoid "oversharp" images.

Open image after saving - If this checkbox is on program will asks you to open new created image with your default image viewer.

Save type - this button activates a menu with selection of output file formats.

Output file format menu

Please see selection of output file formats section for more details.

Save as - Press this button to start saving.  It may take up to a few minutes to save large mosaics. Speed depends on
file format, tile count, tile size and additional options you choose.

Stop - Press this button to stop the saving process at any time.

Show in Explorer - Use this button to quick find a saved file. It will opens a new Windows Explorer window positioned at the folder where you have saved the image and with the image file selected.

Close - Use this button to close the Output mosaic setup screen.

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