QR PhotomosaicAuthor: will | Filed under: advert, code, Cork, Cork City, photo, reuse, technology, thinking
This came up in a conversation on a TOG mailing list. Its source was the comment by a electronic image manipulation project and the possibility of getting extra marks from the use of stenography to hide messages within the exhibition.
What came to my mind was, well , why not create a QR Code of the message and then generate a photo-mosaic of the QR code using the exhibition pictures as the mosaic source.
He asked for an example…
Here you go…
To generate this you need three things.
1) A large collection of photographs (or pictures) in electronic form.
2) A QR code and
3) Photomosaic software.
Photomosaics have gone out of style, so that might be why it hasn’t been done before.
So then I needed the generation software. I used the portable version of the Andrea Mosaic Software. It could be more intuitive, but its free with the only request being “give a shout out to Andrea Mosaic” if you use it. Perfect for an example.
So, there is the example, let me know if you have any problems scanning it. The larger version is hosted on Pix.ie, but at 5mb image meant for A3 printing, I’m not going to be e-mailing it to anyone other than the Cork Pride media team to add to their archive.
So how long before you see it being used in an advert folks?