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Mosaic - Video & Photo Collage
Limit Point Software
Photo & Video, Education IOS
Mosaic is a versatile app that creates collages that consist of tiles, arranged according to a layout.
Mosaic contains 48 built-in layouts, but you can make your own in the collage editor.
Mosaic automatically creates icons for your custom layouts.
Photos & Videos: When you add a video to a tile its photo is set from the video, and vice verse. Live Photos behave similar to videos.
Tiles may be empty or contain a video or photo. When you add a video or photo in the main view a new tile is created with the video or photo as its contents. Empty tiles can be added to the collage in the editor, and in the editor you can also add videos or photos to empty tiles, or replace a tile's current video or photo with a new one.
Tiles are defined in terms of a unit size, and the proportions of a tile is specified as factors of that unit size, from 1 to 10. These are called the width and height factors of the tile, and you can change them using sliders in the editor view.
As an alternative to layouts Mosaic has a feature called "Jumble". This mode of Mosaic randomly places the centers of each tile in the view. You can then drag them around within the view.
Layouts consist of collage dimensions, background color or pattern and tile spacing and all the tile data which consists of tile proportions and metadata. Metadata consists of the tiles title, border width and color, opacity (alpha), and corner size.
Title: text that is displayed as label.
Opacity: the translucency of the tile.
Border Width: defines the width of a frame for the tile.
Border Color: a color to draw the frame with, it may be partially transparent.
Corner Radius: the curvature of the corners of the frame.
The Mosaic editor is where you add and remove tiles, and set the proportions and metadata for tiles. At the top of the editor are various buttons that offer the following functionality:
+Photo: Add a video or photo to the selected tile.
-Photo: Remove a video or photo from the selected tile.
-Tile: Remove selected tile and the video or photo it contains.
+Tile: Add a new empty tile. The width an height of the new tile will match the values of the width (W) and height (H) sliders. You can set the slider values by tapping on an existing tile.
Crop: Crop, rotate or flip the selected tile’s photo. The “crop rect” is set to the same proportions as the selected tile, but you can change it by dragging on the corners, or move it by dragging anywhere else in the crop rect.
+Crop: Add a new cropped photo selected from the camera roll.
Aviary: Open the selected tile’s photo in the Aviary image editor. Unless the Photos menu option “Crop Photos For Aviary” is ON, the image provided to Aviary will be cropped to the proportions of the tile. This ensures that frames, text and other edits will not be cut off by the bounds of the tile. But if you selected the Look menu option 'Do Not Scale Photos To Fit', or 'Do Not Clip Photos To Bounds', then cropping for Aviary is not necessary.
Label: Edit and set the title of the tile.
Copy: Copy the video or photo of the selected tile to the clipboard.
Paste: Paste a video or photo from another tile into the selected tile, or a new tile if no tile is selected. The width an height of the new tile will match the values of the width (W) and height (H) sliders. You can set the slider values by tapping on an existing tile.
In addition to these there are the “random” buttons:
Size: Randomly set the proportions of all tiles.
Opacity: Randomly set the opacity, or alpha value, of all tiles..
Border: Randomly set the border width of all tiles.
Border Color: Opens a color picker to set the color the border is drawn in. The color may have its opacity set, so you can see the underlying photo if you choose a value < 1.
Corner Radius: Determines the curvature of the the corners of the tile.
New: Tile videos can be previewed, shared and replaced from the main view (previously only from the edit view). Tap on a tile to access new options menu.
Bug fix: When setting the background photo any previous background that was a tiling of a photo was not cleared, and it may appear the collage has two backgrounds at the same time.
Issue fix for iOS 13: Generated videos were displaying only 'inline' and not full size in the Messages app. When you tapped on a video to view it full size the Messages player would simply state that it was a video, rather than play it.
Bug fix: After a video collage was completed the original photos were restored out of order if there were more than 10 of them, or possibly not at all.
Added video and live photo support.
The image picker enables you to also select videos and live photos, as well as regular photos. When you do the video or live photo video is added together with an appropriate photo.
You may then generate a plain photo collage, or a video collage, to share.
Tile metadata such as border color, corner radius, tile opacity and labels apply to video.
When you load a video or live photo a representative image will be the tile photo. Conversely, when you load a static photo a short video, optionally with zoom, is created.
The Jumble view and all built in templates support video, as well as your own custom templates. Editing tiles in the edit view has been updated to support video, except photo edit and crop operations only apply to the tiles photo and not video.