How to combine 2 photos into 1?

two piece

New Member
Jul 5, 2007
Hihi, would like to check with u all experts here, do u know how to combine 2 photos into 1? As in, putting it side by side, preferably with a frame there. Need some softwares right? Any idea what kind of free downloadable software can do it?

Sorry, not sure if i've posted in the correct place... paiseh... :sweatsm:

Mar 20, 2010
Picture Merge Genius is a simple and easy-to-use program for merging your photos, images and pictures. The software can combine several pictures into one in different ways, In the new picture you can also set the size and position of the source files.

two piece

New Member
Jul 5, 2007
oh ok thx... did a search on tat... free one is only a trial version. then if buy, some sites costs $29+, some only $14+ leh... any sw tat's totally free? hee... paiseh computer noob here :p


New Member
Dec 6, 2009
Singapore | East
This is basically a post-processing task:

Anyway, you'd need an image processing software, like photoshop (commercial) or like what I use, Paint.Net (freeware - with plugins to match Photoshop), which I'm using to help illustrate for you. if you want to get the software.

1. Determine the size of both your images (W X H, say in pixels, like on my Canon 500D, at the largest size, 4752 X 3168).

2. Create a new file, this time, make the size of the new image to be 2W X H. So, numerically its 9504 X 3168.

3. Turn off the Background layer in the Layers window (click the checkbox).

4. Layers -> Import from file (do it twice for both images)

5. Turn off the layer for the first imported image (in the Layers window).

6. Control + A, to select all elements in the 3rd layer, and move it to the right side of the black canvas so it will be in the position you wish it to be.

7. When done in step 6, click on the checkbox for the layer for the first image, and voila, both pictures are side by side.

8. Now, you need to delete the originally created Background layer, select it and hit the delete icon in the Layers window.

9. Lastly, as you have a 2-layer image in your picture, you need to flatten it to make it into a JPG or GIF file. Image -> Flatten

10. Save your file and give it the appropriate file name and JPG file name extension.

Hope this helps. (Unless you want to stitch a panaromic picture.)



Staff member
Mar 11, 2002
TS, please move this thread to Digital Darkroom where such help resources can be kept all together

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