A tiled image viewer for Windows and Linux.
QuickTileViewer displays images in a tiled layout so you can see whether they'll tile well. It is intended to be a useful tool for designers of graphics for 2D video games and will have limited usefulness for other users.
It was originally posted on http://zetacentauri.com and was downloaded more than 9,000 times before being open-sourced.
For a more feature-rich image viewer and editor based on some of the same code, see PixelSwapper at:
A prebuilt Windows installer is in the installer directory:
It is written in C++ and uses wxWidgets for its user interface.
- Shows images in a 3x3 grid so you can see whether they will tile well.
- Supports BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF, and XPM images.
Building requires that wxWidgets be installed (3.0 preferred).
There is a Makefile for use on Linux and building should be as simple as running "make".
If your wx-config is in a different location than that in the Makfile, change the path in the Makefile.
To get the required wxWidgets development libraries on an Ubuntu or Debian-based system, run:
sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-dev
To get wxWidgets for Windows, download it here:
There is a Visual Studio project included as QuickTileViewer.sln. However, you'll need to edit the "Additional Library Directories" and "Additional Include Directories" paths in the project settings to point to where wxWidgets is on your system.
If it complains about not finding "wx/wx.h", then you need to set the include path.
If it complains about a bunch of "unresolved external symbols" starting with wx, then you need to set the library path.
There is an InnoSetup installer script in the installer directory. You'll need to edit it to match the paths where your project is located since they are all absolute paths.
You can get InnoSetup here:
Changes in Version 1.11
- Updated wxWidgets libraries from 2.8 to 3.0.
- Visual C++ redistributable included in Windows installer in case user doesn't already have it.
- First open-source build.
Changes in Version 1.1
- Added support for loading PCX images.
- Added support for loading TGA images.
I consider this application to be feature complete and am not actively developing new features for it. However, it does need some improvements to make it work and/or build better on some platforms (OSX, for example). This is something I may work on as I have time.
I do still maintain this application and will accept pull requests if you have improvements to contribute.