From the Original tab, the following can be done:
The Original tab
Selecting a new photograph
Tap the camera button in the tool bar (upper left) to take a new photograph.
Taking a photograph to create a mosaic
When you have positioned the camera with the desired image, tap the shutter button indicated by the red oval
Take the photograph
If you like the photograph shown, tap the "Use Photo" button. If not, tap "Retake" to try again.
Use the photograph
When using iOS 11 on an iPad, you can also drag a photograph from the camera roll (or other apps supporting drag and drop) and drop the photograph on the original tab. You can also drag the current original photograph to apps that support drag and drop.
Dragging a photograph to the Original tab
To crop a photograph, start by double tapping your photograph while in the Original tab. You'll see something like this appear.
Crop help the first time crop is used
Dismiss the help by swiping right or left.
Cropping an image
Simply move the white dots with your finger tip to select the portion of the photograph you want to use. While cropping the following gestures may be helpful
When you have selected the portion of the photograph you want. Tap the
Cropped version of the photograph
Remember that the crop process in non-destructive - meaning that you can go back and adjust your crop selection as many times as you like.
Using the slider below the photograph, adjust the number of tiles to use in the mosaic. The larger number reported by the slider will be the tile count on the long axis of the photograph.
Tapping or to the left of the slider will decrement the number of tiles by one. Tapping or to the right of the slider will increment the number files by one.
A long press on or will set the tile count the minimum. A long press to the left of the slider will decrement the number of tiles by one. Tapping or will set the tile count to the maximum.
Selecting number of tiles to use
Mosaics can be created with either rectangular or triangular tiles. Tap the rectangle or triangle on the toolbar to open the tile shape controls.
Selecting a tile shape
The aspect ratio, or width divided by height, of the rectangles and triangles can be adjusted with the slider in the tile shape controls. Note that changing the aspect ratio will change the number of tiles on the short axis of your photograph.
Color Hints Mosaic will automatically choose either white or black lines to show your proposed tiling scheme. Occasionally, white or black lines may be difficult to distinguish on your selected photograph. Use the
Selecting the tile line color