Combining two pictures side by side?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by katie_partridge, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. I need to print about 200 pictures- and I'd rather just upload them to a
    professional site and pick them up locally. However I need to print 2x3's and
    the smallest retail printer I can find prints 4x6's. Is there a simple
    (inexpensive) program I can use to combine two pictures (two 2x3 = 1 4x6) so I
    request 4x6's?
  2. Um, two 2x3's is 4x3, or 2x6. You need to combine four 2x3's to get a 4x6.
  3. Good point - but the question remains - how do I do it?
  4. Are you using Photoshop? if so it is easy to do this - open four images, under Image - canvas size, enlarge the canvas for one picture, then drop the other three into it.
  5. The only photo editing software I have is the simple viewer that came with my camera. Photoshop is pretty much out of my budget.
  6. Take a look at the Gimp. I haven't used it, but I have heard good things about it.
  7. The 'scaled down' version of Photoshop - Photoshop Elements - is relatively inexpensive, does the vast majority of what the full version does (for photographers) and would open up a whole new area of control for you.

    The current version (v5) sells for about 60 pounds, but Amazon are still selling the older version 4 from just 11 pounds!

    You don't say what your camera/software is, but it is possible you might be able to the same within that.
  8. you can download a demo version of it.

    or buy Element that should fit your budget.

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