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Help: Lego mosaic software recommendation

Hi, 

Can anyone recommend a good software to create lego mosaic based on photos which can generate me a list of lego parts needed?

Many thanks

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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,876
    This is probably one of the easiest to use as your in the market place for the Bricks/Plates as well.
    https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/mosaick.page
    dmcc0
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 112
    Thank you @bandit778. I didn’t know that existed and it should make the perfect gift.
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 395
    edited January 8
    @bandit778 many thanks!! :) Didn't realise bricklink has such function before lol
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,130
    edited January 8
    The bricklink one has a big downside that you cannot control the colour palette - it is either everything or B+W / greyscale. This means that it often throws up colour/part combinations that are rare (and thus expensive).
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 395
    @CCC do you know if there is any software which can choose palette?
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,022

    PictoBrick is really good. You can select color, size, whether you want to make your mosaic studs facing out or up, and make a bunch of other choices. It's a pretty advanced software though, so it may take a bit to get used to it. Here is the link to their website: http://pictobrick.de/en/pictobrick.shtml


  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,130
    Yeah, pictobrick gets some decent reviews.

    When I was doing mosaics, I wrote my own code that pixelates an image by averaging a number of pixels, then chooses colours based on a colour map. It didn't work out the plate sizes though as I always assumed I would be using 1x1s or I would do it myself at the time of building. Averageing colours is not always ideal, sometimes it is better to take the majority colour - for example, if a pixel is roughly 55% red and 45% blue, then a red pixel may look better than the average of the RGB numbers which would be a purplish colour.
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