Autogeneration of Fractal Photographic Mosaic Images

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The authors present a novel method for the creation of photographic mosaic images using fractals generated via evolutionary techniques. A photomosaic is a rendering of an image performed by placing a grid of smaller images that permit the original image to be visible when viewed from a distance. The problem of selecting the smaller images is a computationally intensive one. In this paper, they use an evolutionary algorithm to create fractal images on demand to generate tiles of the photomosaic. A number of images and tile resolutions are tested yielding acceptable results.

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