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I have an image that is 100 x 125 pixels in size.

I'd like to create a new image by repeating the source image, five times, horizontally. (So the new image is 500 x 125.)

The repetitions must be pixel perfect, in exactly the right place. (So I'm less likely to accept an answer that requires placement by eye-balling.)

What's the easiest way to do this using GIMP?

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up vote 75 down vote accepted
  • Filters → Map → Tile...
  • Disconnect vertical and horizontal scales (break the "chain" between them).
  • Switch the units to percentage (%).
  • Enter 500 % for the width, 100 % for the height.


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There is no need to switch to percentage. – iglvzx Jan 31 '12 at 16:56
@iglvzx isnt % a cleaner option ? – Shekhar Jan 31 '12 at 17:03
@shark, Yes! Misread the question, I mixed up their original height and width. I will fix it! Forgive my rashness... – iglvzx Jan 31 '12 at 17:10
Magnificent! Even easier than I expected. Thank you! – Jon-Eric Jan 31 '12 at 18:03
is it normal that it takes more than 5 minutes for gimp to do the tiling from an 1x355 px image to an 1200x355 px one, on a dualcore machine ? any browser does that in <1 seconds! to answer myself: the step i skipped by accident is to "disconnect the Chain". now it takes < 5 seconds. :) – n611x007 Oct 4 '12 at 23:12

Dont have Gimp at hand right now but have you tried : Filters > Map >Tile

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