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.mosaic File Extension

Developer: Frank M. Midgley
File type: Mac OSaiX Mosaic File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mosaic. Files with the file extension .mosaic can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mosaic files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mosaic file?

The MOSAIC File extension is associated to a data file format developed by Frank M. Midgley. Files affixed with this extension are also known as Mac OSaiX Mosaic files. These files can be created with the Mac OSaix software, which is a program that allows users to create a mosaic project from hundreds and thousands of images generated from Google, glyph, flickr, iphoto or even QuickTime movies. This software is a free Mac application that helps users develop high resolution mosaic projects. To use this software, the user has to identify the images to pattern the mosaic project and adjust the settings of the chosen image files. Settings include number, shape and content of tiles or pieces. A full image display is also shown as a preview of the desired mosaic project. Next, the user needs to choose the image source, then click "Save" to instruct the Mac Osaix software to store the mosaic project in a MOSAIC project output file. Once finished, the user can export the MOSAIC project file to TIFF, PNG or JPEG formats. These MOSAIC files can be opened using the MacOSaiX application in a Mac OS X system.

how to open a .mosaic file?

Launch a .mosaic file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mosaic file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mosaic files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mosaic file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mosaic file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .mosaic file association errors

applications that open a .mosaic file



Apple's MacOSaiX is a free desktop application that generates mosaic art using photos found on the Web or from a folder in the computer. The software connects to Flickr, iTunes, Delicious, and Google Image Search to find pictures, artwork, and illustrations that match the shade or color of the tiles. MacOSaiX also extracts screen captures from QuickTime movies and random images created from Glyphs or fonts in the computer. A high-resolution mosaic is produced when the application increases the number of tiles per inch to recreate the master image. The program follows a search- and-compare process that loops around until it finds the right images to use. Assembly of the mosaic is easy once an image archive is created for it. Some images may be repeated while others appear after the brightness and contrast settings have been tweaked. Mosaics created by the application are saved as JPEGG, TIFF, and PNG files.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mosaic files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mosaic. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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