PSU Near-Regular Texture Database
 
This database is currently managed by Christopher Funk at PSU. Please contact Yanxi Liu if you have any concerns about the database. This research is supported in part by an NSF grants IIS-0099597, IIS-1248076, and IIS-1144938

This is the Near-regular Texture Database. It covers the spectrum of textures from completely regular to near-regular to irregular. It also includes video of near-regular textures in motion.

Our database also contains, or will include, test image sets with groundtruth for translation, rotation, reflection/glide-reflection symmetry detection algorithms.






The textures in this database may be freely used for non-commercial purposes such as research. If you use our textures in a publication please attribute them to the CMU NRT database.

If you wish to download the NRT images, they are available below.

Download NRT Images

We ask visitors to this database to upload their own images so that the database can continue to grow. Feel free to upload photos in the "Submit Your Textures" gallery if you agree to release them under the terms of this database. Add your name in the caption or description if you would like. If you would like to upload your images, you need to first register and then login.

Some links to other texture sources-
LPAC Website
Paul Bourke's Texture Database
VisTex Database
MeasTex Database
Brodatz Textures - warning - copyright issues
Wikipedia Wallpaper Groups page
Structure and Pattern Photos
Photos of Hong Kong

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Highlight for album: Symmetric photos
Symmetric photos

Created on 05/08/14, last changed on 05/14/14. This album contains 20 items.
This album has been viewed 254 times since 05/08/14.
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Highlight for album: Leaf
Leaf

Last changed on 01/22/15. This album contains 1141 items.
Sub-albums:
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Highlight for album: Layered Near-Regular Textures
Layered Near-Regular Textures
Textures with multiple layers that can be seen through. Each layer need not be near-regular but some should be.

Last changed on 04/20/10. This album contains 109 items.
Sub-albums:
1 Near-Regular Layer
2 Near-Regular Layers
3 Near-Regular Layers
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Highlight for album: Regular Textures Sorted by the 17 Wallpaper Groups
Regular Textures Sorted by the 17 Wallpaper Groups
Frontal views of geometrically regular textures. Many are appearance regular as well.

Last changed on 04/20/10.
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This album contains 241 items.
This album has been viewed 9435 times since 05/11/05.
Sub-albums:
P1 (5516 views)
P2 (5204 views)
PM (5315 views)
PG (4690 views)
CM (4579 views)
PMM (5142 views)
PMG (14002 views)
PGG (4786 views)
CMM (4339 views)
P4 (5034 views)
P4M (4906 views)
P3 (6916 views)
P3M1 (4736 views)
P31M (6513 views)
P6 (6286 views)
P6M (4885 views)
P4G (4940 views)
New Textures (6291 views)
Untitled (5548 views)
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Highlight for album: Lattice Stress Test Images
Lattice Stress Test Images
Images of the same wallpaper pattern with varying blur, intensity, projection, resolution, and noise.

Last changed on 05/11/10. This album contains 364 items.
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Highlight for album: Frieze Patterns
Frieze Patterns
These textures are more like frieze patterns than regular textures. This includes regular textures in which only one cycle in a certain direction is shown, even if their is implied 2d regularity. This album is hidden from public view.

Last changed on 01/28/15.
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This album contains 43 items.
This album has been viewed 219 times since 11/10/07.
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Highlight for album: Irregular
Irregular
These textures are very irregular. Too irregular for the borderline category. They probably don't have meaningful textons, much less a lattice. They might have other regularities, like symmetries. This album is hidden from public view.

Last changed on 01/29/15.
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This album contains 31 items.
This album has been viewed 18 times since 06/13/05.
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Highlight for album: Near-Regular Textures in the Wild
Near-Regular Textures in the Wild
Unsegmented, non-frontal views of near-regular textures in the real world. Searchable by keywords.

Last changed on 01/30/15.
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This album contains 688 items.
This album has been viewed 16055 times since 05/11/05.
Sub-albums:
Pure Texture (10851 views)
Architecture (5451 views)
Buildings (7077 views)
Interior (4900 views)
Cloth (6248 views)
Rugs (5716 views)
Screen (4704 views)
Consumer Products (3732 views)
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Highlight for album: Near-regular Video
Near-regular Video
Videos of deforming near-regular textures

Last changed on 09/04/07. This album contains 6 items.
This album has been viewed 4888 times since 05/12/05.
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Highlight for album: Flora
Flora
Plants with symmetry or repetition (i.e., radial symmetry).

Last changed on 01/27/15.
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Funded partially under NSF grant IIS-1248076 and IIS-1144938