I don't have any commercial software to combine the tiles output into a single image. And wouldn't know where to begin in any case.

Is there a tutorial or easy-to-use free or low-cost solution to do this?

Thank You

I don't have any commercial software to combine the tiles output into a single image. And wouldn't know where to begin in any case. Is there a tutorial or _**easy-to-use**_ free or low-cost solution to do this? Thank You
 
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It looks like ImageMagick should be able to do this:
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

I haven't used it myself -- I always use Photoshop for tasks like this. It used to be very expensive but they now have a quite affordable Photography subscription for around $10/month.

Edit: Have a look at GIMP which is an open-source alternative for Photoshop.

It looks like ImageMagick should be able to do this: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php I haven't used it myself -- I always use Photoshop for tasks like this. It used to be very expensive but they now have a quite affordable Photography subscription for around $10/month. Edit: Have a look at GIMP which is an open-source alternative for Photoshop.

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The technical term for this is "stitching". Search the web for "image stitching" to find tutorials and software.

The technical term for this is "stitching". Search the web for "image stitching" to find tutorials and software.
 
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Yes, that is how I started. The ones I found expect a list of "overlapping" photos and look for reference points to warp and stitch them into a single image. I actually used to do that at my job. I didn't have much luck with my fractals.

I am hoping someone has a tutorial of sorts. Seems like it should be an easy thing to do...But not for me! LOL

Thanks for the response!

Yes, that is how I started. The ones I found expect a list of "overlapping" photos and look for reference points to warp and stitch them into a single image. I actually used to do that at my job. I didn't have much luck with my fractals. I am hoping someone has a tutorial of sorts. Seems like it should be an easy thing to do...But not for me! LOL Thanks for the response!
 
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I found this discussion on a Gimp forum: Link

It might give you a sporting chance of stitching your tiles without too much faffing about. I haven't tested the advice myself because I don't use that software but the principle seems to be the same: open one image, extend canvas size, add second image and drag so that it butts up to the first. Rinse and repeat as required.

That's the sort of procedure I would use. Usually a good image editor will "snap" one image or layer up to another as if they are magnetic so you don't even have to be terribly accurate with your dragging & dropping. Gimp does have a snap feature so that will help if you can find how to activate it.

The only slight hitch is that the discussion is four years old now so I hope the program/interface/menus haven't changed too much since then. Good luck!

I found this discussion on a Gimp forum: [Link](https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/83446/gimp-how-to-combine-two-images-side-by-side) It might give you a sporting chance of stitching your tiles without too much faffing about. I haven't tested the advice myself because I don't use that software but the principle seems to be the same: open one image, extend canvas size, add second image and drag so that it butts up to the first. Rinse and repeat as required. That's the sort of procedure I would use. Usually a good image editor will "snap" one image or layer up to another as if they are magnetic so you don't even have to be terribly accurate with your dragging & dropping. Gimp does have a snap feature so that will help if you can find how to activate it. The only slight hitch is that the discussion is four years old now so I hope the program/interface/menus haven't changed too much since then. Good luck!

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Sounds promising and just the sort of thing I was looking for. Thank You!

Sounds promising and just the sort of thing I was looking for. Thank You!
 
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In case you need to do this more often, you may want to take a look at Frederik's suggestion of ImageMagick, after all: Combining a matrix of images can be as simple as executing

magick montage -geometry 200x200 -tile 3x3 Tile*.png Output.png

This assumes the tiles are to be arranged in a 3×3 grid and their size should be 200×200 pixels in the combined image. By default, they are arranged by row (i.e. the first three images would constitute the first row etc.), so the * syntax should work as long as your images are named like this:

Tile_0_0.png  Tile_0_1.png  Tile_0_2.png
Tile_1_0.png  Tile_1_1.png  Tile_1_2.png
Tile_2_0.png  Tile_2_1.png  Tile_2_2.png

If this is not the case, you can write a text file listing the images in the expected order and use

magick montage -geometry 200x200 -tile 3x3 @Tiles.txt Output.png

For example, if your tiles have the column dimension first, i.e.

Tile_0_0.png  Tile_1_0.png  Tile_2_0.png
Tile_0_1.png  Tile_1_1.png  Tile_2_1.png
Tile_0_2.png  Tile_1_2.png  Tile_2_2.png

your text file should look like this:

Tile_0_0.png
Tile_1_0.png
Tile_2_0.png
Tile_0_1.png
Tile_1_1.png
Tile_2_1.png
Tile_0_2.png
Tile_1_2.png
Tile_2_2.png

Of course, there may be better ways to deal with that – you could check out some options on this page of examples for an older version.

In case you need to do this more often, you may want to take a look at Frederik's suggestion of [ImageMagick](https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php#windows), after all: Combining a matrix of images can be as simple as executing ```` magick montage -geometry 200x200 -tile 3x3 Tile*.png Output.png ```` This assumes the tiles are to be arranged in a 3×3 grid and their size should be 200×200 pixels in the combined image. By default, they are arranged by row (i.e. the first three images would constitute the first row etc.), so the * syntax should work as long as your images are named like this: ```` Tile_0_0.png Tile_0_1.png Tile_0_2.png Tile_1_0.png Tile_1_1.png Tile_1_2.png Tile_2_0.png Tile_2_1.png Tile_2_2.png ```` If this is not the case, you can write a text file listing the images in the expected order and use ```` magick montage -geometry 200x200 -tile 3x3 @Tiles.txt Output.png ```` For example, if your tiles have the column dimension first, i.e. ```` Tile_0_0.png Tile_1_0.png Tile_2_0.png Tile_0_1.png Tile_1_1.png Tile_2_1.png Tile_0_2.png Tile_1_2.png Tile_2_2.png ```` your text file should look like this: ```` Tile_0_0.png Tile_1_0.png Tile_2_0.png Tile_0_1.png Tile_1_1.png Tile_2_1.png Tile_0_2.png Tile_1_2.png Tile_2_2.png ```` Of course, there may be better ways to deal with that – you could check out some options on [this page of examples](https://legacy.imagemagick.org/Usage/montage/) for an older version.
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