Archive for June, 2010

Real-Time Photo Mosaic Tools

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

It occurred to me that my blog is pretty outdated. I haven’t updated it regularly in ages, and I just don’t have time to blog anymore.

So, I’ve decided to redo ChrisBrunner.com and make it less blog-centric.

One idea that I had was to create a photo mosaic from my Flickr feed. So, it would be one large picture of me made up of my last 1000 Flickr uploads. When I upload a new photo, it would update the mosaic automatically.

In order to do this, though, I need a PHP or Python script that generates photo mosaics and could be modified to run as a script.

This is just a brainstorm-in-progress, but here are a few pieces of software that may be part of the puzzle:

http://mopy.sourceforge.net/

http://lab.digitalinitiatives.net/?page_id=8

Flickr makes 75×75 px thumbnails readily available for all of its photos. So I could write a script that downconverts all of them to 20×20 px, generate a mosaic, and then cache it for speed and use on my website.

I’m going to shelve this for now, but I might develop and implement this in the future… just an idea…