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.
Most Helpful Reviews
A Great Application - I feel sorry for the shallow imagination of the person who asked why anyone would want to chop up a picture. This is a simple, easy to use application that works very nicely. I can immediatly see many ways to use this, as others have. For me, it is easier to creat a file folder for each image I chop up. A solid 5 stars!
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.
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Halfway there - I can see using this for a few reasons (like SEO), but this app only goes halfway. What it needs to do in order to be really useful is for it to create the HTML code that will display all these tiled images as the whole image. Also, ideally, the app also needs to pull from a text list and fill in the image alt tag. If it did this, it would be useful, but as it stands now, this is less functional than just using Photoshop and filling in the alt tags myself.
why?? - i just downloaded this to see what it was, and was left with one question, why? why would you EVER want litereally hundreds of other small pics made from one larger one? it doesn't creat its own folder so when you chose a spot to dump the tiles, its clogs up the folder. i'm giving it 2 stars because it works and does what it says, but besides that, its useless.
Crafts - I love this! This is perfect for if I need to make a chart to do needle point, and it's free!
Easy to use, works just fine - Works like a charm, and gives easy to manage tiles. I ended up writing a little perl script to create the html. It would be nice if the app did that, as it has all of the information needed to create it.
Good app but doesn't work as expected. - I wanted to turn an image with clear background into a tileset. When I did it, I discovered that clear background turn white. Please fix this.