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Mazaika-Video - Video Mosaic
	from your own clips

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Face Britain
	Mazaika at Buckingham Palace.

Face Britain Mosaic by at Buckingham Palace

2.5x3.7m (8'x12') @ 200dpi printed photo mosaic
	at a photo trade show in Sweden!
	© Christer Lindh, Magnus Fröderberg,

© Christer Lindh, Magnus Fröderberg,

© Steve Grillo,
	The Body of Christ at All Saints'

© Steve Grillo

Mazaika - the image mosaic program.

How Mazaika works

Mazaika image of a dog.
Eye area enlarged.

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

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.

A Dog from 7000 win icons A Dog from 2000 beers labels A 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: rows and columns) in your mosaic - 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 to manually change single tiles if you don't like them. Read the full review about us at

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

Mazaika for MS Windows video tutorial

Mazaika for macOS video tutorial

Please see more video tutorials at our help page.

Mazaika Features

  • Real-time color correction and blending in the main screen.
  • Option to Correct Tile Colors.
  • Option to Sharpen Tiles in mosaic.
  • Allows you to save really huge files up to 100Gb and more.
  • Context help system.
  • Wizard type interface.
  • Zoom in/out view of the mosaic.
  • Right-click pop-up to show candidates for the current cell.
  • Right-click pop-up menu to view original tile image.
  • Smart rendering mode to fill key image areas first.
  • Manual rendering mode to change single tiles if you don't like them.
  • Repetition tiles count control.
  • Use All Pics rendering option.
  • Tile resampling for best output quality.
  • Optional blend tiles with the original image.
  • Custom cropping adjustments for tile library.
  • Custom sampling resolution.
  • Forced library option.
  • Batch mosaic process for all images in the folder.
  • Library Inspector screen.
  • Options to add/remove pictures from an existing library.
  • Options to use flipped tiles.
  • Option to stretch tiles.
  • Render and save only the selected area of mosaic.
  • Add borders and grid lines to the saved mosaic.
  • Save mosaic as JPG, TIF, PSB, or BMP file formats.
  • Save mosaic as a sequence of images.
  • Save mosaic as a clickable HTML table.
  • Save mosaic as an interactive zoomable HTML page.
  • Fast open/resize algorithms for jpeg files.
  • Direct disk writing for large output files.
  • Recent used files menu.

View Mazaika Windows Help online - View online Mazaika Help for Windows

View Mazaika Mac Help online - View online Mazaika Help for Mac

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, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, ICO, etc... JPG, TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, ICO, etc...
Output file formats: JPG JPG, TIF, PSB, BMP, TXT, HTML
Zoomable image
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. Versions 4.0 and later are compatible with MS Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11

If you're running 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP please use Mazaika 3.8 that is compatible with older systems.

Minimum system requirements:
As a general rule - if you are able to run Windows OS you'll be able to run Mazaika.

Mazaika 4.0 and later have two variants for both 32 and 64-bit operating systems.

Mac OS X version
system requirements

Mazaika for Mac is a macOS application designed to run natively on both Apple Silicon Mac and Intel Mac computers. It requires macOS version 10.9 or later.

If needed we can give you older version to run on Apple Mac computer with Mac OS X 10.4 32/64-bit Intel/PPC processor.

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.
Performance tests:
Maximum tested library: 500,000 (i.e. half of million!) photos.

Maximum tested mosaic size: 1,000 columns width and 1,000 rows tall. It is 1,000,000 (one million!) 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 than 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.