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What's so special about AwesomeMosaics?


  • AwesomeMosaics are crafted by trained design technicians, using state of the art software used only on this website.

    You interact with real people (us), not an internet computer program! We are totally interested in the quality of our work!

  • Satisfaction guaranteed! You send us your photos, and we make your custom photo mosaic for you. We then email you a preview thumbnail image and "slices" of your photo mosaic in full resolution. If you like what you see, we email you your very own custom photo mosaic upon payment. If you don't, you have no obligation to pay. It's as simple as that. You have NOTHING to lose!

  • Yes, that's right: You can PREVIEW your mosaic before you pay for it! You receive a "thumbnail" version, which is 1/10th the size of the final mosaic; here's a sample "thumbnail" of the wedding mosaic on our home page.

    You also receive two "slices" of it in full resolution; here's a sample of the top left area, revealing the tiles, and here's another sample sample, revealing facial areas.
  • Upon payment, we email you the final mosaic. (Zoom in close for detail!)

  • We GIVE YOU the finished mosaic image! No other custom photo mosaic website does this!

    We email the mosaic image to you. You can make prints of it wherever and whenever your want, email it and share it with others.


  • AwesomeMosaics offers these unique features, optional at no extra cost:

          * Borders. We'll send you two versions of your custom photo mosaic: one with borders, and one without borders, similar to the wedding photo mosaic on our home page.

          * Inlaid photos. You specify up to three photos you want displayed in the background areas of your custom photo mosaic.

          * Captions and text. Let us know what text (if any) you want on your AwesomeMosaic.
         

    No other custom photo mosaic website offers you any of the above three features!


  • As an optional service, we will also have it printed and delivered to the Walgreens of your choice. Click here for details.

  • SAMS does a great job printing AwesomeMosaics. Click here for details.

  • You only need about 50 casual photos -- not hundreds -- for the "tiles".


  • You don't have to tinker with any software that supposedly produces nice quality custom mosaics, which are not even close to the quality of ours. These programs (or any other website) don't offer borders, inlaid photos, and/or text in your custom photo mosaic. In short, you'll be spending hours of your time, and in the end not have an excellent quality custom photo mosaic that even comes close to an AwesomMosaic!

  • You have the option to use lots of your photos to use as the tiles, or we can make a mosaic for you using our stock scenic photos.


  • You can send us your photos in a variety of different ways.


  • You can view sample mosaics in our main gallery in full screen high resolution. You can download them to your computer to examine with any photo editor (such as Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) to see our quality.

    No other website allows you to download their samples, like we do. All other photo mosaic websites only allow you to zoom in on small areas at a time of their samples.


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What's so special about AwesomeMosaics?
    What are your prices for the various sizes of mosaics?
    What does it cost to get my AwesomeMosaic poster printed?
    What photos do I need to get started?
    What resolution should the "main" photo be ?
    What resolution should the "tiles" photos be ?
    How big will the tiles appear on my poster ?
    What size and resolution will my AwesomeMosaic be printed in ?
    What is your $9.95 special? Can I send just one photo, and use your stock photos as tiles?
    Can you make vertical mosaics?
    Does it matter if my photos are horizontal or vertical?
    Can you help me custom crop my "main" photo?
    Can you show me an example of custom cropping of a "main" photo?
    How do I send my photos?
    I have a CD that Walgreens (or Walmart, CVS, etc.) gave me. How can I get the photos off the CD to send you?
    How can I copy and reduce the tiles photos to send more easy?.
    Can I see a preview of my mosaic before I pay?
    What methods of payments do you accept?
    I do not have paypal account. How can I buy a mosaic?
    Are there any restrictions on my printing the mosaic?
    I need a "super-size" mosaic, one that's larger than a standard 20x30 poster. Can you make this?
    What's the best way to view a mosaic on my computer screen?
    I have another question. How can I contact you?

    Answers to
    Frequently Asked Questions


    Q. What are your prices for the various sizes of mosaics?


    $19.95 for any size AwesomeMosaic!

    Here's what these various sizes look like. Click on any of the below to download a full resolution sample.

    Click here to download or for full screen viewing
    11 x 14 poster      Click here to view Full Screen


    Click here to download or for full screen viewing
    12 x 18 poster      Click here to view Full Screen


    Click here to download or for full screen viewing
    16 x 20 poster      Click here to view Full Screen


    Click here to download or for full screen viewing
    20 x 30 poster      Click here to view Full Screen



    Q. What does it cost to get my AwesomeMosaic poster printed?

    A. You can have your AwesomeMosaic printed anywhere, for instance CVS, Walgreens.
    We can have it printed and delivered to the Walgreens of your choice, at their prices with no mark up. Click here for details.

    Click here to check out SAMS prices.

    The website for FUJIFilm is SeeHere.com You can set up a free account, and upload your AwesomeMosaic to FUJI for them to print and deliver it to you within 2-5 days.

    Q. What photos do I need to get started?

    A. You need 20-50 digital photos to be used as the "tiles". Also, choose which photo you want us to use as your "main" photo for the mosaic.

    Q. What resolution should the "tiles" photos be ?

    A. The lower resolution you have, the better. If you're sending images under 3 MP, feel free to send up to 100 photos. If your photos are on a CD and you are mailing it to us (see below), you may send as many as you want.

    Q. What resolution should the "main" photo be" ?

    A. The "main" photo should be left in the highest resolution you have available.

    Q. How big will the tiles appear on my poster ?

    A. The big tiles will be about 1 1/4 inches wide, and the small tiles will be about 5/8 inch wide.

    Q. What size and resolution will my AwesomeMosaic be printed in ?

    A. See the above prices for the standard various sizes of prints. We normally format your AwesomeMosaic for a 20 x 30 poster, either horizontal or vertical, since that is the most popular. If you require a different aspect ratio, other than what's shown above, please let us know.


    Our $9.95 Special

    Q. What's your $9.95 special? Can I send just one photo, and use your stock photos as tiles?

    A. Yes, for just $9.95 we'll make your mosaic using our stock photos of animals, waterfalls, flowers, national parks, and other scenic photos. Just send us the photo you wish us to use as your "main" photo, and we'll take it from there. This is good for any print size: 11x14, 12x18, 16x20 or 20x30.

    Here's an example of a photo taken by a cell phone. We cropped this photo , and even though it was very low resolution (only 406 x 610 pixels), we produced this mosaic.

    This is perfect if you snap that jewel of a picture of the kids, grandkids, grandparents, the bride & groom, etc. that you just happen to take with your cell phone or digital camera -- even though it is a low resolution picture, and want to turn it into a mosaic as a gift.

    Just email us the photo (to Sales@AwesomMosaics.com) and we'll make your AwesomeMosaic!

    Q. Can you make vertical mosaics?

    A. Yes. Here's a sample vertical mosaic, made from our stock photos.

    Q. Does it matter if my photos are horizontal or vertical?

    A. Only horizontal images will be used for the small mosaics tile photos. You may submit either a horizontal or vertical photo for your "main" photo.

    Q. Can you help me custom crop my "main" photo?

    A. Yes, we will do this free of charge, if you indicate you want this done. Otherwise, we'll make your mosaic from your "main" photo in the dimensions you send. If you send a vertical "main" photo, and want us to custom crop it as a horizontal mosaic, or vice versa, please make this clear. We will then email you back the cropped image for your approval before we proceed in making your mosaic. Feel free to describe exactly what you want.

    Q. Can you show me an example of custom cropping of a "main" photo?

    A. Click here to see a regular photo, not cropped.
    Click here to see it cropped for the mosaic.
    Click here to see the mosaic. Zoom in close on several areas to see the detail.



    How do I send my photos?

    There's several ways to send your photos to us.

    (1)

    (2) Email your photos directly to us at Sales@AwesomeMosaics.com.
    If you want, you can ZIP up your photos (here's how), and email us the zip file.

    (3) You could mail us one or more CDs or a flash drive containing your photos. (For the mailing address, inquire at Sales@AwesomeMosaics.com . On the subject line, type "Request Address".)
    This could be a CD your make, or a CD that a photo shop (Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc.) gives you when you take your camera card in to get prints. We will return your CD or flash drive if you send a self addressed stamped envelope, but will not be responsible in case it gets lost or damaged in the return mail.



    Q. I have a CD that Walmart (or Walgreens, CVS, etc.) gave me. How can I get the photos off the CD to send you?

    A. Put the CD in your computer CD drive. If the CDs program pops up automatically, ignore it, and/or try to close it out.

    Click "Start", click "My Computer", and you will see your CD drive. Most of the time, it is your "D:" drive.

    Do NOT simply left-click on the CD drive. Instead, Right-click on the D: drive (your CD Drive), to highlight it, and click "Explore", as shown below.

    Depending on the vendor (Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, etc.), you should see a folder which contains your pictures. The folder could be named "Pictures", or "Originals", or "Photos", etc.

    Copy this entire folder to your desktop. To do this, right-click on the folder, and click "Edit" and then click "Copy". Then go to your Desktop and click "Paste". Or -- you could "drag" the folder from the CD to your Desktop, whichever way is easiest for you.

    Once the "Pictures" folder is on your Desktop, do the following:

    Make another folder on your Desktop, and name it your name (for example: "Garrison Photos").

    Pick and choose which photos you want to send us from the "Pictures" folder into the new folder you just made.

    Then, Zip up the folder and send it to us. Here's how.

    Q. How can I copy and reduce the tiles photos to email hundreds of photos easily?.

    You can use the program Irfanview to batch convert lots (maybe hundreds) of photos, reducing them in size, and then email us those small photos. Here's how.

    Q. Can I preview my mosaic before I pay?

    A. Within 3 business days we will email you both a "thumbnail" and one or two "slices" of your finished product. The "thumbnail" image is a scaled down low resolution image, generally 1/10 the size, just so you can see how your mosaic will look from a distance. The "slice" images are excerpts of your mosaic in full resolution, so you can see the quality you will be getting; typically, this will be of the face, the eyes, or some prominent area of the "main" photo.

    Here's a sample thumbnail preview -- 1/10th scale of final mosaic.
    Here's a sample slice preview, to view our quality, and here's another slice preview.


    Q. What methods of payments do you accept?

    A. We accept all major credit cards and paypal payments. Upon payment received, we will email your mosaic to you.


    Q. I do not have paypal account. How can I buy a mosaic?

    A. Paypal accept payments without having an account with them. You can pay via paypal by just using your credit card. However you can also pay using your credit card via 2checkout.com if you select USD currency.


    Q. Are there any restrictions on my printing the mosaic?

    A. No. It's yours to keep and print freely with no restrictions.

    Q. What's the best way to view a mosaic on my computer screen?

    A. You can download an AwesomeMosaic to your computer, and then use Windows Fax and Picture Viewer to view it. Use the plus and minus arrows at the bottom of the Viewer to zoom in and out.
    Alternately, you can download the free viewer program Irfanview. You can then use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons in Irfanview to gradually zoom in and out of a mosaic so that you can see both the detail and also view the mosaic full screen.

    Q. I have another question. How can I contact you?


    Contact Us

    We welcome your questions and comments at Comments@AwesomeMosaics.com . In the subject line, type: "Comments". One of our design technicians will reply usually within 24 hours.



           

    How To Order.
    Free previews available!

    Shortcuts:
    Instructions on how to upload your photos using MegaUpload
    How to email us your photos directly, or mail us a CD of your photos

    1. First, let's say "Hi". If possible, email us the main photo (to Sales@AwesomeMosaics.com) which you want us to use as the main subject of your mosaic. A design technician will contact you, usually within 24 hours, just to touch base and let you know that you're dealing with real people , not an automated computer program!

    Let us know what size mosaic you're interested in: 11x14, 12x18, 16x20 or 20x30, or some other size. The technician will crop your photo (if necessary) as to what we think would look best for your mosaic, and email this back to you for your approval.

    If you're unable to email the main photo at this time, just touch base with us at the above email address, and let us know your plans: what the main photo is about, how you plan to send us your photos, or anything else we might need to know that would assist us in crafting your mosaic.

    2. Choose at least 50 of your photos as your small mosaics tiles. (The more the better.) These can be of any size, but the smaller the better is prefered.

    3. Send us your photos. Here's how.

    Optional: Here's how to copy & reduce your photos so that you can send us hundreds of them to us.

    4. If you want captions and/or inlaid photos (at no extra cost), let us know. (See the wedding mosaic on our home page for an example of what these are.)

    5. You'll then receive both a "thumbnail" and two "slices" images within 3 business days.
    Here's a thumbnail sample preview -- 1/10th scale of final mosaic.
    Here's a sample of slice preview to view our quality. Here's another sample "slice".

    6. Pay for your mosaic using PayPal. Other payment methods.


    7. Upon payment, two versions of your mosaic will be emailed to you within 1-2 business day: one with, and one without borders.

    Remember, you're dealing with real people who carefully hand-craft your mosaic, not an automated computer program. If you have any questions at all, please contact us at either Sales@AwesomeMosaics.com or Comments@AwesomeMosaics.com.

     

     

     



    Have your AwesomeMosaic
    printed at Walgreens

    You can have your AwesomeMosaic printed anywhere. Here are Walgreen's rates for various size posters, from their website:
    Walgreens Poster Prices
    Note: Walgreens prices are subject to be changed.

    As an option, we can have your AwesomeMosaic printed and delivered to the Walgreens of your choice, at the above store prices. If this is what you want, add the cooresponding printing price to your order.

    Let us know the Walgreens store number and address, and we'll take it from there.

    Delivery times are usually 5 days.

    Note that we will also email you the same image file that we upload to Walgreens, so that you can later have it printed anywhere, anytime.





    Have your AwesomeMosaic
    printed at SAM'S Warehouse

    You can have your AwesomeMosaic printed anywhere. Here are SAM's rates for various size posters:

    12 x 16 ---- 2.96
    16 x 20 ---- 5.96
    20 x 24 ---- 7.96
    20 x 30 ---- 8.96
    (Prices subject to change)

    Check out Walgreens prices



    How to Zip up files and folders



    Highlight your photos (or folder), and then right click on your selection.

    Click "Send To" and then click "Compressed Zip Folder".

    Let the computer then copy and zip up your photos (or folder of photos).

    Next, rename the zip file as your name (example: JohnDoe.zip)












    Send us your photos and indicate which one to be used as your Main photo.
    Then, we'll email you a preview thumbnails of your mosaic, scaled down 1/10th to size, both with and without the borders. We also give you two "slices" at the resolution you will receive, so that you can see our quality. If you like what you see, then you can order the mosaic.

    Just for trying us out, we will email you a free screen saver using the photos you send us. It will be similar to this free Hawaii screen saver which you can download now by clicking here.

    After examining the thumbnail sample we send you, and also the two above "slices" (see above), you then decide how exactly you want your mosaic: Do you want a caption displayed in your mosaic? Do you want any inlaid photos? (Remember: you get two versions of your mosaic, one with, and one without borders.)

    Upon payment, we email your mosaic image to you! You can get it printed anytime, anywhere, with no limitations.

    To see how much it costs to get your AwesomeMosaic printed in various poster sizes, click here.

    With each order you receive a complimentary screen saver which randomly displays all your photos of the mosaic. You can email it to your friends and family.

    How to install screen savers




    For Windows users: Download the screen saver (in this case, Hawaii.scr) to your Desktop. You may see a routine Microsoft "File Download -- Security Warning" box, cautioning you in regards to downloading any screen saver.

    Simply click "Save" and save it to your Desktop. Feel free to scan it with your virus scanner, since it does not contain any spyware, malware or viruses.

    Next, copy or move it to this folder on your computer:

    c:\Windows\System32

    When done, right-click on a blank area of your Desktop. Click "Properties", then click the "Screen Saver" tab. You will then see "Hawaii" listed in the Screen Saver drop down menu. Click on it, choose how much time to wait before the screen saver begins, then click "Apply". If you wish, you can click the "Preview" button to see what it looks like now. When done, click "Ok" to exit this box.

    For Apple users: Click above to download the screen saver Hawaii.saver

    Click here to see step-by-step instructions from Apple.com on where to put the above Hawaii.saver file, and also how to select it as your screen saver.