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I wanted to introduce an idea of mine. I developed an algorithm that pixelates images such that it uses the same amount of pixels for each grey scale. For Lego's Mosaic Maker with its 48x48 base, this means that one would require 576 bricks for each of the 4 grey scales. Like this, Mosaic Maker could be sold in shops, since the required number of bricks is known in advance. Futhermore, this method leads to the best possible contrast for the pixelated images and hence to great looking images. New images can be build as often as wanted, since all images require the exact same amount of bricks.
I set up a webpage, where you can try out this idea. Upload and legofy your images there. Portraits do work best, but feel free to try out whatever you want.
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This is very frustrating, for example, when it comes to certain parts, including the 1x1 plates, since for some of them they can be more expensive (I see in some cases in Switzerland they are twice as expensive on PaB vs BnP).
There is a need for a versatile mosaic maker as @ccc suggests, so do carry on with development.
I would love to see that in a color mosaic with tiles for everything except the hair, which would be done in plates.
We work with standard colours, normaly with designs with lots of solid colours.