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

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

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?

  1. In the menu, navigate: Filters → Map → Tile....
  2. Disconnect vertical and horizontal scales (break the "chain" between them).
  3. Switch the units to percentage (%).
  4. Enter 500% for the width, 100% for the height.


  • 3
    There is no need to switch to percentage.
    – iglvzx
    Jan 31 '12 at 16:56
  • 5
    @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
  • 2
    Magnificent! Even easier than I expected. Thank you!
    – Jon-Eric
    Jan 31 '12 at 18:03
  • 1
    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

Don't have GIMP at hand right now but have you tried: Filters > Map > Tile?

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