Percolator is an app for iPhone and iPad you can use to create interesting mosaics from your photos.
The process for making a mosaic is straightforward. Inside the app you take a photo using your built-in camera or choose an existing photo from your photo library.
You then have three types of filters to play with:
- Grind – this breaks down your image, reforming the image as a mosaic.
- Brew – choose different types of shapes, such as circles, stars and rings.
- Serve – add finishing touches with colour and texture.
Here’s a screenshot of creating an image in Percolator on the iPhone:
Here are my first experiments playing with the app.
Formby Beach on the Sefton Coast near Liverpool:
Stig the cat:
Ceiling in the Museum of Liverpool café:
Stairwell in the Museum of Liverpool:
Oozells Square in central Birmingham:
You can see more images in the Percolator group on flickr.
Three types of filter may not seem much but the potential combinations of the settings give a lot of scope for creating different types of images. I’m hooked already and imagine spending a lot of time in this app. It’s addictive!