Glueing tile images together using imagemagick's montage command without resizing


This seems like it might be a reasonably common question, so I'm going to ask it using as many keywords as I can think of!

I have a bunch of (well, nine) tile jpegs, with standard tile filenames. Each jpeg is 220x175 pixels:

(top row)
tile_1_0_0.jpg
tile_1_1_0.jpg
tile_1_2_0.jpg
(middle row)
tile_1_0_1.jpg
tile_1_1_1.jpg
tile_1_2_1.jpg
(bottom row)
tile_1_0_2.jpg
tile_1_1_2.jpg
tile_1_2_2.jpg

How can I use imagemagick/montage to 'glue' or join them all together to make a single, coherent image? I don't want to resize them at all, so I guess the final image should be 660x525.

That would be montage with no framing, shadowing, bordering, etc - just the nine original images, glued together to make a single jpeg.

I know it should be something along these lines, but I'm struggling with getting the order and sizing right:

montage +frame +shadow +label -tile 3x3 -geometry <options> *.jpg joined.jpg

Answers:


I was looking to do something similar and ended up here (I guess your "as many keywords as possible" thing worked). Here's what I came up with that worked for me. (geometry and tile adjusted for your needs)

montage -border 0 -geometry 660x -tile 3x3 tile* final.jpg

The files get added to the tiles horizontally, so, for -tile 4x2, the disposition would be:

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8

The numbers being the relative positions of the filenames in the argument list.

As far as I can tell, tile* will expand alphabetically, so you should either specify your filenames manually, or rename then so that they'll sort appropriately, e.g.:

# top row
tile_r0_c0.jpg
tile_r0_c1.jpg
tile_r0_c2.jpg
# middle row
tile_r1_c0.jpg
tile_r1_c1.jpg
tile_r1_c2.jpg
# bottom row
tile_r2_c0.jpg
tile_r2_c1.jpg
tile_r2_c2.jpg