Example output from Symmetry Tile

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Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4

Symmetry Tile is a plugin for GIMP, a wonderful image manipulation program.

The Symmetry Tile plugin (avaliable here) takes the user's selection ("cell") from an image and produces a new image according to one of the 17 plane symmetry groups . These are also known as wallpaper groups or plane crystallographic groups.

Basically it rotates and or flips copies of the cell, combines them to form a tile and then copies that tile to fill a new image.

More information on the plug-in can be found here

Each image in the individual example galleries was produced from the same base image using the plug-in options:

Symmetry group : 17 groups
Multiple images : Yes