While I have been aware of this particular program for some time, only recently have I had another use for it. Metapixel is a program for generating photomosaics which produces spectacular results. Basically, it (the metapixel-prepare utility) recurses through a directory filled with photos and processes them into a special collection of prepared images with a very large index file. Then, you can specify an input image to be made into a photomosaic according to a multitude of parameters.
[caption id=”attachment_225” align=”alignleft” width=”300” caption=”This is the original shot”][/caption] [caption id=”attachment_226” align=”alignright” width=”300” caption=”Here is the show as a photomosaic!”][/caption] The examples page does a pretty good job of showcasing Metapixel’s configurability and the results produced by several sample configurations. It’s also rather fast, I made 16 large photomosaics from a db of around 7300 photos and they were done in under 10 minutes on my 1.83Ghz Core Duo.