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alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?

Apr 13, 2012, 00:53
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Question alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
hi, i'm trying to 'butt' two [or more] images together side by side.
the alignment tool Align isn't quite doing it, i might be using the wrong tool or the right tool the wrong way.
this seems like a really simple task but is doing my head in, i've seen a few tutorials for the alignment tool but they don't seem to cover this.
i can do it manually sort of by using the move tool Move but i want to 'automatically' have them butted/joined so they line up perfectly.

any help would be much appreciated


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Apr 13, 2012, 04:34
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
when using irfanview [windows] the panorama tool was perfect and simple, i could just line up images right next to each other very quickly.
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Apr 13, 2012, 06:35
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
the image i used up there has been flattened so may not be the best example, i just want to 'align' layers or images, surly the gimp can do this without any additional plugins?!
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Apr 13, 2012, 21:20
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
(Apr 13, 2012 06:46)ofnuts Wrote:  Depends a lot on what you can "align" and what the subject of the alignment is, which isn't yet totally clear to me.
say a collage of photos but not overlapping and all the edges touching, like for an ebay photo so i only have to use 1 photo.
i'm convinced this can be done i just don't know the terms to use to describe what the process is actually called Undecided
i can drag them around with the move tool but something automatic is what i want.
the alignment tool almost does it, but instead of aligning the left edge and the left edge i want to align the left edge of 1 image/layer to the right edge of another so they are side by side with no overlaps perfectly aligned.
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Apr 13, 2012, 23:56 (This post was last modified: Apr 14, 2012 00:01 by dreadmeat.)
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
       
ofnuts Wrote:That's not alignment, that's abuttal.
Try this:
- check that "View/Snap to guides" is activated
- on the "fixed/reference/anchor" layer do: "Layer/Transparency/Alpha to selection"
- Then Image/Guides/New guides from selection
- This will create 4 guides around your fixed layer
- When you'll move other images they will just snap to these guides.
that works! it's a bit clunky though, i'll keep experimenting [epitomic linux quote] i wonder if there's a way to create a guide for one edge only instead of all 4? like a line to snap to.
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Apr 14, 2012, 00:04
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
how do i mark this as resolved or give thanks?
apart from just saying thanks ha ha Tongue
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Apr 18, 2012, 22:08
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
(Apr 14, 2012 00:04)dreadmeat Wrote:  how do i mark this as resolved or give thanks?
apart from just saying thanks ha ha Tongue
seriously, how do i do this?
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Apr 18, 2012, 23:08
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RE: alignment tool not doing what i need it to, butting images together?
Reputation points are based on post count then i suppose?
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