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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Fun with Mosaics

What’s better than a great photo? Dozens or hundreds or even thousands of great photos combined into a photo mosaic.

Here are a few ways to make mosaic magic.

Use the Mac’s screen saver. The screen saver in Mac OS X has a dazzlingly cool mosaic option. A full-screen version of a photo appears, then grows gradually smaller as other photos appear around it. As the photos get ever tinier, you see what’s going on: they’re forming a mosaic of yet another photo. The process then repeats with a different photo—it’s mesmerizing.

Open the Desktop & Screen Saver system preference, click the Screen Saver button, select an album or event in the scrolling column on the left, then choose the Mosaic display style.

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