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Instagram May Soon Break Its Classic Grid (and All Your 3×3 Mosaics)

Instagram has long featured a 3x3 grid of photos across its platform, allowing photographers to get creative and create larger photo mosaics by uploading the individual pieces as separate photos in the correct order. If you've spent a considerable amount of time and effort building these mosaics yourself, here's some bad news: it looks like Instagram may soon break that classic grid (and your mosaics).

I Made a Photo Mosaic by Shooting 1,000 Portraits

My name is Chaim Perl, and I'm a NYC-based photographer who specializes in large group portraits. If it's difficult to shoot, I like it. In this post, I'll share how I created a photo mosaic by shooting 1,000 portraits.

This Amazing High-Res View of Pluto Was Made Using 26 New NASA Photos

Last week, NASA released a number of new close-up photos captured by its New Horizons spacecraft during its historic flyby of Pluto back in July. Many of the images showed the details of specific regions of Pluto's surface.

Photographer Daniel Machacek took 26 of those photos, combined them, and colorized them to create the amazing "global mosaic" of Pluto seen above.

Mosaic Breaks Down the Average Size of a Lightroom Catalog

Here at PetaPixel we enjoy the crunching of numbers. So, naturally, when Mosaic told us about a blog post they had done recently that broke down some Lightroom catalog statistics, we were intrigued.

With "tens of thousands" of Lightroom catalogs synched to their service, they sampled a random 3,000 of those to come up with the average size of a Lightroom catalog. And in the end, they were actually quite surprised by the results.

Mosaic Brings Its Slick Photo Book Service to Android Devices

There are a lot of photo book makers out there -- even Flicker joined the fray not too long ago -- but one company that we've been really impressed with ever since it debuted is Mosaic, and now, Android users can take advantage of the service as well!

Mind-Blowing Saturn Photo Mosaic Made from Pictures Taken Earlier This Month

The NASA spacecraft Cassini has sent back some incredible imagery of the planet Saturn over the years, much of which is being put to use to create an IMAX movie. But thanks to the work of a Croatian software developer, we now have a full, breath-taking, high-resolution photo mosaic of Saturn in all its glory as it looked on October 10th.

Image of Earth Made Up of 1400 Photos of People Waving at the Cassini Spacecraft

On July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft that has been hovering around Saturn -- and sending back some stunning images we might add -- turned around to take a picture of its home planet as part of a larger mosaic of the Saturn system.

In honor of this occasion, NASA asked people to send in photos of them waving at Cassini as it took their picture from roughly 808 Million miles away (give or take). Over 1,400 photos were submitted, and have been combined into a beautiful collage of Earth.

Panoramic Pictures of Famous Locations Made From Carefully Shot 35mm Film

German photographer Thomas Kellner creates large-scale panoramas of famous locations using 35mm film. Rather than have the shots printed or digitized, Kellner uses scans of the film strips themselves. The rolls are kept in their long strips, which means Keller meticulously plans out and carefully shoots every shot to have the frames come together when the strips are placed side by side.

Mosaic Turns Your iPhone Pictures into Beautiful Cookie-Cutter Photo Books

Back in September, we wrote that there was a new service by photo-book company Mixbook called Mosaic on the way. New details have been unveiled that offer a better look at how the service will work. In short: it's an iPhone app that's designed to make turning your photos into photo books as easy and as affordable as possible.

Synchronize Your Lightroom Catalog with the Cloud Using Mosaic View

The worlds of digital photography and cloud storage have been colliding as of late, with industry players such as Adobe and Apple coming out with services (Revel and Photo Stream, respectively) that synchronize your photo collections with the cloud.

Mosaic View is one of the newest entries in this increasingly crowded space, offering a product specifically geared for Adobe Lightroom. Launched a couple weeks ago, the desktop and mobile app allows photographers to carry their Lightroom catalogs with them wherever they go.