TileCreator Software Comparison
We produce four versions of our software to work with every skill level of the mosaicist.
TileCreator Basic: An entry level version for someone who wants to get their feet wet making their first mosaic. This version converts images to mosaic tile patterns, providing simple to follow instructions on assembling a completed mosaic design. Limited color correction and tile replacement features. Suggested retail $349
TileCreator Artistic: Create mosaics using the method of opus vermiculatum, where the tiles follow the contour of the image. No tiles is broken, just rotated to follow the lines you set for the mosaic conversion. Tweak your design, adjust color and tiles, and when complete, print a cartoon to follow to put your mosaic together. Please note that only opus vermiculatum can be created with this version. Suggested retail is $149.95.
TileCreatorPro: For more control over our entry level version of TileCreator, our Pro version takes it a step further with an integrated color editor; layers of design to work with; more precise control of your design. Export your finished work in a variety of methods, including PDF, JPG, CSV for assembly or client presentation. Suggested retail is $549TileCreator Designer: Mix different opus methods in the same design; use broken tile; design with vitreous or smalti; expanded color editor; LivePreview image design; Inventory, where designs use existing inventory of tile first for designs. Includes all features of other versions. Suggested retail is $995. All of our programs work on the PC, or on a Mac using BootCamp and either Parallels or VMWare. The chart below gives a comparison of the three programs.
|Feature||TileCreator||TC Pro||TC Artist|
|Convert image to pattern||YES||YES||YES|
|Create design from scratch||NO||YES||YES|
|Create opus regulatum||YES||YES||NO|
|Create opus vermiculatum||NO||NO||YES|
|Color editing tools||SOME||YES||YES|
|Multiple tile sizes||NO||YES||YES|
|Specify SpectraLock grout||YES||YES||YES|
|Prints a tile grid||YES||YES||NO|
|Export to native PDF||NO||YES||YES|
|Free web support||YES||YES||YES|
|Tile inventory system||NO||YES||NO|
|Copy protect patterns||NO||YES||NO|
|Desktop publishing tools||NO||YES||NO|
|Multiple cover templates||NO||YES||NO|
|Customize fonts, sizes, columns||NO||YES||NO|
|Create pattern websites||NO||YES||NO|
|Integrate pattern payments||NO||YES||NO|
|Reduced cost for 2nd license***||YES||YES||YES|