Which version for photo mosaics?

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I need a software in which I can create photo mosaics which should then be printed high resolution - is this possible in all versions?
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By "photo mosaic" do you mean a stitched panorama of a few overlapping images or do you mean something where 100s or 1000s of tiny random photos approximate the details of the image?

Panoramas can be created with the current versions of Photoshop and Lightroom.

I don't know of any Adobe product that makes the mosaics of many tiny photos.
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That's a good question.

This is what I mean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6DOH...
(sec. 31)

It's different levels that overlap to appear as though the photo is made up of the smaller images
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Ok, that's not a panorama nor is it a real photo-mosaic. It is a pseudo photo mosaic because it shows the actual photo through the small ones instead of making up the larger photo only from smaller ones.

There are programs to make real photo-mosaics that look better than the one in the video tutorial, but if you want to do what the video shows, then you would need to use Photoshop and do what it says.

Here are three of the programs, where the first one is what I've used in the distant past:

http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamos...
http://www.mazaika.com/
http://www.fmedda.com/en/home

One thing to be concerned about is whether the program being free means it puts adware or some other unwanted program on your computer so be sure to scan it after downloading the installer and also run things like Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner after it is installed to see if there are any extra things it's installed. Hopefully not.
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I would highly recommend using TurboMosaic photo mosaic software - it makes real photo mosaics and it's pretty easy to use.

Here's a sample photo mosaic made in TurboMosaic: