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Creating Mosaic Images

  • Episode 178
  • February 15, 2011
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Robbie demonstrates how to create a mosaic image: one big image comprised of thousands of tiny images, using free software on Linux.

Notes:
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This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present in studio, Hillary Rumball joins via pre-recorded news.
  • Robbie shows you what he has to put up with having Eric in the studio.
  • Viewer Question: I'm preparing a home video studio for podcasts and live streaming. Any suggestions on how I could stream live from home without the need for services like Ustream or Justin.tv?
  • Viewer Question: How can I install LibreOffice in Ubuntu 10.10? It's not in the repositories.
  • Viewer Question: In my email about cloning a virtual drive and using it as a virtual disc on another machine, I wasn't clear. What I want to do is clone the hard drive in a virtual machine, but when I do, the network doesn't work on the cloned systems. How can I get this working?
  • Viewer Question: Where can I start to learn about building a computer? I'd like to build a system with some of the old hardware I have kicking around, but make it upgradeable.
  • Viewer Comment: You can search YouTube for "how to build PCs".
  • Viewer Question: What would be a good external hard drive for video storage?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Product Feature: RingerWraps protect your mobile device from water, sand, grease, sunscreen, etc.
  • Feature: Creating mosaic images.
  • Sorting your photos to prepare for your mosaic image.
  • Creating a Pixelize database for mosaic image creation using the included make_db tool.
  • Setting up your master image for the mosaic, and using the GiMP to size it.
  • Why we can upscale the master image so greatly when creating a mosaic image.
  • Viewer Comment: You could do a whole show just watching the list of files scroll.
  • Viewer Question: Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
  • Determining and setting your image dimensions for each mosaic tile so your images are not stretched or squished.
  • Saving your mosaic image.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd

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