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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The new mosaic screen saver!

This is for Leopard only. It was always possible, even in Tiger, to display pictures from your iPhoto library as a screensaver. There is a new way called mosaic that looks really awesome. It basically starts with one image and slowly unzoom to reveal many other pictures right beside. After a few seconds, you'll realize that the first image is really a pixel of a larger image. The larger image will then slowly get sharper and the process starts again. To check it out:

1. Open System Preferences, Desktop & Screen Saver.
2. Choose an iPhoto screen saver.
3. As the display style, select the one at the right called mosaic!


Blogger Salza said...

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December 17, 2007 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


December 17, 2007 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

is there any way to save the mosaic that this makes? or can you make one in iphoto? or does anyone know of a way to make a mosaic?

December 18, 2007 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Kévin said...


I use MacOSaiX
It's a freeware that allows you to make mosaics
It works pretty awesomely

December 18, 2007 at 3:18 AM  
Blogger Lisa Walton said...

This is hypnotizing - wonderful - thanks for sharing this one. So cool!

December 18, 2007 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger James said...

Great! Thanks for the tip!

December 18, 2007 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Oliver said...

To take a screen-shot of the mosaic, hold the cmd key, then, click on the screen saver testing button. Meanwhile, HOLD the command key.

Then, when you want to take a screen shot. Just hit: Cmd-Shift-3.

This should do the trick.

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December 18, 2007 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Mara said...

I love this screen saver, but there is a problem. It creates the mosaic using ALL my photos.
I have some pictures that I definitely don't want to be shown in my screen saver.
For the other types of screen savers I can select the folder that I want to use, but for mosaic I can't figure out how to select the folder to be used to create the mosaic.
Do you know how to do that?

March 16, 2008 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Oliver said...

@ hokie girl

Just make a iPhoto photo folder. Then, select it and click on the 3rd display style.

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March 16, 2008 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


My original iMac had iPhoto screensaver listed as an option, but it died and had to be replaced. The new one doesn't have and iPhoto option on the screensaver menu. Any suggestions how I can restore/add this please?

Many thanks


July 16, 2008 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger helga said...

beautiful girl screensaver -

February 8, 2018 at 1:54 AM  

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