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Create a small circle (relative to the bitmap) at the top left corner of the bitmap, then use the Fill and Stroke dialog to set it's fill and stroke to "Undefined"
Make sure the circle is selected, then open the "Create Tiled Clones" dialog - it can be found under Edit -> Clone -> Create Tiled Clones...
Click on the Trace tab, and set the following options:
- Check "Trace the drawing under the tiles"
- Under "1. Pick from the drawing", select "Color"
- Under "3. Apply the value to the clones", check all boxes
- Set the rows and columns to an amount to cover the bitmap (note this will cause a large performance hit depending on how many objects need to be created) - in my example I'll use 40 rows x 12 columns
Hit the Create button and watch the magic unfold! The best way to view your results is to right-click the bitmap object, choose Image properties and check "Hide"
The Tiled Clones dialog offers a large number of options for modifying the effect of the final output. I won't go into detail on the other tabs but present some examples of how each of the options can affect the final image.
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