While Photoshop is a great tool for any photo-editing task including tiling an image, not everyone is well-versed. Fortunately, you can ditch Photoshop and tile your image without using other methods such as Windows wallpaper and using Microsoft Office apps. Let’s check various methods in detail to tile an image without Photoshop in Windows 10.
The basic idea behind tiling an image is to repeat it. One would think it’s similar to creating a photo mosaic. But that’s completely different. In a mosaic, you create an image carrying a definite shape from multiple small images. On the contrary, a tiled image consists of a single picture over a background consisting of image repetitions in a definite manner.
You can create a tiled image manually too. But that’s way too time-consuming, and you need to take care of spacing and alignment. It’s better to use tile generator methods such as the ones mentioned in this post. For better results, we have also covered how to reduce the size of an image in Paint to get more tiling.
Method 1: Create Repeating Image Using Wallpaper
This may be the simplest technique to create a tiled image without using any software. So set your image as the background on your PC with fit type as Tile instead of Fill or Stretch. Then, take a screenshot and save the image.
Here are the steps in detail:
Step 1: Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize from the menu. Alternatively, go to Settings on your computer, followed by Personalization. Click on Background.
Step 2: Under the Background drop-down box, choose Picture. Then click on Browse to find your image on the PC.
Step 3: When you have added the image, select Tile under the Choose a fit drop-down box.
Step 4: Now go to your desktop and you will see the tiled image. Right-click anywhere and hit View. Uncheck Show desktop icons.
Step 5: Press the print screen key on your keyboard to take a screenshot of your background. After that, open MS Paint, Paint 3D, or any other photo-editing tool. Paste the screenshot into it. You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V to paste the image. Save the image.
To get more tiling effect from your image, you can reduce its size. Here are the steps to do it in the MS Paint app.
Step 1: Launch Paint and open the image that you want to scale down.
Step 2: Click on Resize at the top.
Step 3: Now, you need to decrease the percentage under the Resize option. With Maintain aspect ratio selected, type 50 next to Horizontal to get twice the number of tiles. To further increase the count of tiles, enter 25. Press Ok.
Step 4: Using File > Save as option, save the resized image on your computer. Then use any one of the methods mentioned above to tile an image.
Here’s how the tiled image looks (using method 1) after reducing it by 50%.