My old interest in picture mosaics got revived by a image I saw in a gallery recently. I don’t like the idea to upload so many (potential private) photos on a server, so I didn’t look at any online services for that. I reactivated an old license of AndreaMosaic. I soon realized not having enough suitable pictures since I put the following constraints:
- The individual pictures should still be visible
- The pictures should not be manipulated by the software (except for a horizontal mirroring), I wanted the original pictures to be almost preserved.
Unsplash offers millions of nice copyright-free pictures. In order to download those pictures effectively I modified the Bulksplash script in order to circumvent the picture amount restriction by looping. The script is malfunctioning as unsplash only gives you about the same random pictures. Solution: I used the script several times throughout the day and cleaned duplicates with another program (I used the free “photos duplicate cleaner” from the app store). Code below.Read more…