This is a Compass Rose creator program. A compass rose is the diagram found on compasses or maps to depict the principle directions.
This became a little side-project to test some other things I was interested in regarding image manipulation. After a while it became more and more feature-laden to the point that I figured all that work shouldn't just stay in some "test" directory. Instead I thought it should be released. It might be useful or at least entertaining.
Of course any good program worth doing is worth overdoing. Here is a 256 point version.
There are several options to specify colour, shading of the points (direction of light), adding an azimuth scale.
Revised 25 Apr 2020