Color Hints Mosaic creates a mosaic or pixelated version of a photograph. The mosaic you create can be shared with others, saved, or printed.

To create a mosaic, simply

  • take or choose a photograph
  • choose the number and type (rectangle or triangle) of tiles for the mosaic
  • select the Mosaic tab to see the results

Too many colors in the mosaic for your purposes? Just tap the “Limit” button and then adjust the slider to choose the number of colors that does suit your purposes.

Want to share your mosaic? Share directly from Color Hints Mosaic via social media or Air Drop, save it to iBooks as a pattern, or send it to another App, like Color Hints or QuiltSandwich (from NNN Software).

Want a printed copy? Print your mosaic as poster as large as 6 feet (200cm) on a side. Or, print an annotated version of the mosaic complete with a table of colors, sorted by most common colors.


  • Create a mosaic from a photograph (from your camera roll, or take a new photo)
  • Select the type (rectangle or triangle), tile aspect ratio, and number of tiles
  • Select the number colors to be used in the mosaic
  • Share the mosaic via social media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Email, Message, etc.) or AirDrop to a friend
  • Share with other apps like QuiltSandwich or Color Hints

Create mosaics to use for

  • tile patterns
  • knitting patterns
  • cross-stitch patterns
  • pixel quilt designs
  • minecraft art
  • posterization
  • student art


Color Hints Mosaic requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 8.0 or later.

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