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The image tiler for developers and designers.
Tilen allows you to convert large images into multiple smaller images called tiles, which are easier for computers to process and display. It is perfect for web, graphic and software developers with projects that require working with such large images, but need only to see small portions of them at a time.
Simply select the image you'd like to break into tiles. Then, set the desired width, height and file format of the tile images. Finally, click Save Tiles, select a destination folder, and away you go!
Tilen will save the tiles with an easy to understand naming convention based on the horizontal and vertical position of each tile. For example, a tile named x14y2.jpg would be 14th column, 2nd row tile. This logical naming convention allows effortless integration into your programming projects.
Should indicate that H & W select resulting slice pixel dimensions
The data entry fields simply say:
When I first tried it, I chose a very large image, I entered 2 x 2. I thought I was selecting the number of slices horizontally and vertically. I mistakenly thought that It should have produced 4 tiles.
It produced 36,169 JPEG files of ~660 bytes each before I force quit the app.
I read them incorrectly as number of slices to be created horizontally and vertically. That's because I was thinking of using it to divide a large image into an array for printing separate images to be combined in a mural.
I should have understood that the UI meant to indicate:
For each slice in pixels:
Although it shows the slicing before you commit, it does not do the math to show or quantify the remaining pixel dimensions of any remaining slices.
Caused a 2 day hang
I liked the idea of this program, so I decided to give it a try. The default setting is to tile images at 100x100, but I didn't really want 10,000 tiles, so just to test this software, I changed it to 10x10, which should have turned my 1.5MB picture into 100 tiles. After Finder hung up for 2 days and I was on the verge of reinstalling OSx, I went to my Desktop in Terminal and ran a "ls" command to see if there were some hidden files. To my great surprise, there were so many JPEG files that I couldn't delete them with one "rm ~/Desktop/*.jpg" command, I had to run "rm ~/Desktop/x1*.jpg" thru "rm ~/Desktop/x24*.jpg" to get rid of all of them. After doing so, Finder is no longer using 180% of my CPU and I was unable to uninstall Tilen. If I were to ever try this program again, it would be nice if the default tile setting was something more along the lines of 5x5 so those of us with lowly laptops (MacBook Pro, 2.53GHz Core 2 Intel, 4GB RAM) don't inadvertantly crash our operating systems.
One problem that I found - Other than that, good.
I'm building an iPad app and needed to create tiles for large images at different resolutions. It does a good job with this. However, if the total image dimension is not an exact multiple of the tile dimension, it simply adds whitespace to the tile. This doesn't work for me because the aspect ratios of each resolution set has to be identical. I was able to work around this, but it bacame very restrictive.
I'm looking for an alternative for a long-term solution.
- Category: Graphics & Design
- Released: Jan 02, 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 2.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Avianware Inc.
- © 2010 Avianware Inc.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later