There are many web services and iOS apps that are focused on letting users generate collages and mosaics out of the photos of their choice. A few of those apps offer convenience, while others attract people due to their ease of use. Loom Photomosaic Builder is an app that takes ease of use to a whole new level. You just have to choose as many images as you like, and this iPhone app will mesh them all together to provide you with a new image. However, that’s not the best part of Loom. The app is different from all others in its genre due to the fact that you can use photos from all your social networks to create beautiful collages. In addition to that, Loom is also a pretty good tool to awe your friends by quickly sharing the mosaics you create.
The main screen of Loom is quite self-explanatory, and comes with detailed instructions regarding the creation of photos and importing images to the app. To get started, you just have to hit the big camera button in the middle of the screen. Once you have done that, Loom will present you with the choice to select a photo from your iPhone’s library, or snap one right from within the app. In either case, you will be able to make slight adjustments (regarding orientation and placement) to the image before it shows up in the main editing area.
After you have managed to load an image to the Loom photo editor, the next step is to choose the photos you want to use for converting the loaded image into a new mosaic. These images can be loaded from your iDevice’s camera roll, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you have to select a photo from one of your social networks, you will first have to grant Loom access to the service. Past that, all the photos you have ever shared on the chosen network will become available in Loom Photomosaic Builder. It is possible to select one or multiple photos in order to generate the collage. Loom creates the mosaic right in front of your eyes, and you will be able to see tiles of your chosen images overtaking the original one to provide a splendid end result. You can change the transparency level of the overlaid photos using the slider provided at the bottom of the editing screen. The completed mosaic can be shared over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also choose to save the image to your camera roll, or just upload it to Loom’s own cloud service, from where it is possible to share the photo easily via the URL Loom will provide you.
The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch only, and for a limited time you can grab it for free if you are on iOS 5 or higher.