Technical term for multi-panel picture?

This is kind of a silly question...but is there a technical term for the juxtaposition of two or more pictures to form one picture?  Sort of like an inspiration board, but not really, lol.  Like this:


This is kind of photo 3321498-1


http://500px.com/photo/2153151

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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It's not silly at all! I had the same question when I wanted to create "that" and didn't know how to google lol!


People call it Mosaic or sometimes Collage.  For example, if I want to create that one from my flickr photos, I'd search "flickr photo mosaic" to find free online software that does that for me. I can specify the number of rows or columns.


But conventionally Mosaic refers to using a bunch of small photos as pixels to create a larger picture.  Collage to me sound like a bunch of not-aligned photos on a bigger page, or artifully blended into a different photo. So it was a little confusing to me why this format doesn't have a specific term.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:07 am
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LOL! That's exactly the thought process I went through!  Neither mosaic nor collage seemed technically accurate. (I've also seen "montage" but that sounds like a film/video concept to me.)


Have you found a free software to make "collages" from pics on your computer?

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:10 am
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LOL! I guess this trend is too new for our vocabulary to catch up.


My response was probably confusing, but it was a affirmative statement that Collage or Mosaic are widely used for google purposes.  So if you just google search using "make your own photo collage" you'll find free software. I think most websites that use flickr photos give you an option to use your local photos instead? Like: http://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php


If I don't use those free online thing from my flickr photos, I use indesign (very powerful and fast) or photoshop (painful) to make my own. Sometimes I use lightroom's Print module. Lightroom's print module has always been a mystery box. Sometimes i get what I want, but not always.  I never bothered to google for a proper tutorial.


I heard Picasa has collage feature, but I've never tried it. I know they have it for sure, but don't know how flexible it is.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 11:57 am
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The exact term for the image you posted is triptych. Depending on the photoediting software you use, you can make them with that (Lightroom does it really well) Alternatively, do a search for it in google and I'm sure something will come up.


Also, quiet a lot of photographers/bloggers have templates to make them due to facebook timeline. You do need photoshop or GIMP to make them. 


Florabella: https://www.facebook.com/FlorabellaActions?sk=app_100527483349677 


Coffeeshop: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/p/coffeeshop-storyboard-templates-and.html


 

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm
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Sweet! Thanks for all the suggestions. I was looking for something in Photoshop or Lightroom so I wouldn't have to download another separate software, so this really helps!


@yelp: LOL. Your response wasn't confusing at all. I think it was mine. I meant to say that even if those terms are the accepted standards, I agree with you that they seem ill-fitted for what we're actually trying to say.  Is this even more confusing? LOL.


@Belgian: HUZZAH! The mystery is solved! Thanks for the "real" term!

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm
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@Belgain, Thanks! Mystery solved lol!

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 5:42 am

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