This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply GIMP’s Small Tiles Filter. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
Then from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Map and then choose Small Tiles.
This filter reduces the image (active Layer or Selection) and displays it in many copies inside the original image. Read More Here.
Now, from the subsequent Small Tiles dialogue box, experiment with the settings until you are happy with the result, and then click OK.
Congratulations, your Small Tiles Conversion is complete, and is ready to save.
Small Tiles Information
You can flip tiles according to the Horizontal or/and Vertical axis by marking the corresponding option(s). You can also decide which tiles will be flipped.
Only odd tiles will be flipped.
You can define a particular tile using both Row and Column input boxes. This tile will be marked with a box in Preview. Press Apply to mark this explicit tile. Repeat this procedure to mark more than one tile.
With this slider and its input box, you can set the opacity of the resulting image. This option is valid only if your image has an Alpha Channel.
Number of Segments
nē means “the image into n to the power of two tiles” where “n” is the number you set with the slider or its input box. n = 3 will make nine tiles in the image.
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