Post Reply 

guidance requested

Sep 16, 2014, 12:13 (This post was last modified: Sep 16, 2014 12:55 by 2harts4ever.)
Post: #1
guidance requested
Good morning,
I have been trying to put two different photographs side by side and have been falling on my 72 year old face. Angry Someone suggested I download Gimp so I did just that yesterday.

However, I am not having much luck searching your forum for the correct procedure. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.

For the record I am using Gimp 2.8.14 and running a HP 64-bitPavilion p7-1157c AMD A6-3600 APU w/Radeon ™ HD Graphics, 2.10GHz, 8 GBs of Memory, Win 7 Pro SP1, IE 9, Comodo Internet Security Suite, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, Trojan Hunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware, Spyware Blaster and Windows Defender.

If I am posting in the wrong forum please feel free to point me in the right direction.

Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever

" ... Nuff Said. Keep Smiling Because I'm Smiling Too!"
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Sep 16, 2014, 12:57
Post: #2
RE: guidance requested
What you have not told us is which version of Gimp you are using. Make sure you get it from http://www.gimp.org

There are all sorts of ways to do this, this is just one of them
Not difficult if you take your time.

First you have to determine which of the photographs is the largest if there is any difference in size.
You should be able to see this in the File -> Open preview like this
http://i.imgur.com/Q6EWmoC.jpg these are just made-up images for this post.

Open the largest image
Now go to File -> Open as layers and open the second (maybe smaller) image. This gives one stacked on top of the other.

Now you have to go to the Gimp menu Image -> Canvas size and double the width for the width value
http://i.imgur.com/dbEx2uu.jpg click on the resize button.

The images are still stacked one on top of the other so you need to move one of them.
Select the move tool, tick the move active layer buttom. The active layer is the highlighted on in the layers dialog.
Click on the canvas and drag into position. http://i.imgur.com/XonScaE.jpg
The checker board pattern denotes transparency, it is not in your image.
If you want to 'lose' it Layer menu -> Transparency -> Remove Alpha Channel.

Gimp will save your image as a Gimp .xcf file File -> Save
If you want some other format say jpeg then you have to Export your image. File -> Export

** https://www.gimp-forum.net/ now answering questions**
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Sep 16, 2014, 14:15
Post: #3
RE: guidance requested
Hi rich2005,

I appreciate your fast response and your suggestions. I am just on my way out the door to complete several 'honey-do's' with my wife in order to save my 52 year plus marriage.

I will give your suggestions a try when I return later today and let you know how I make out. Sorry about not putting in the Gimp version in my original post. When I realized I had left it out I did an edit on the post and put it with my computer specs.

Thanks again,
2harts4ever

(Sep 16, 2014 12:57)rich2005 Wrote:  What you have not told us is which version of Gimp you are using. Make sure you get it from http://www.gimp.org

There are all sorts of ways to do this, this is just one of them
Not difficult if you take your time.

First you have to determine which of the photographs is the largest if there is any difference in size.
You should be able to see this in the File -> Open preview like this
http://i.imgur.com/Q6EWmoC.jpg these are just made-up images for this post.

Open the largest image
Now go to File -> Open as layers and open the second (maybe smaller) image. This gives one stacked on top of the other.

Now you have to go to the Gimp menu Image -> Canvas size and double the width for the width value
http://i.imgur.com/dbEx2uu.jpg click on the resize button.

The images are still stacked one on top of the other so you need to move one of them.
Select the move tool, tick the move active layer buttom. The active layer is the highlighted on in the layers dialog.
Click on the canvas and drag into position. http://i.imgur.com/XonScaE.jpg
The checker board pattern denotes transparency, it is not in your image.
If you want to 'lose' it Layer menu -> Transparency -> Remove Alpha Channel.

Gimp will save your image as a Gimp .xcf file File -> Save
If you want some other format say jpeg then you have to Export your image. File -> Export

" ... Nuff Said. Keep Smiling Because I'm Smiling Too!"
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Sep 16, 2014, 17:03
Post: #4
RE: guidance requested
Quote: For the record I am using Gimp 2.8.14..

That is the bit I wanted to know.

It is easy to drag-and-drop between open images. All you need to do is create a large enough blank canvas to accomodate the two images.

A very quick demo here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2BWfF5WBEk&hd=1

hope it helps

** https://www.gimp-forum.net/ now answering questions**
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Sep 16, 2014, 20:27 (This post was last modified: Sep 16, 2014 20:35 by 2harts4ever.)
Post: #5
RE: guidance requested
Hi rich2005,

THANK YOU ... THANK YOU .... THANK YOU!!

I did as you suggested in your first post and it worked like a charm. What I have been trying to do is make a before and after photo of my wife featuring one about 50 years ago and then one a few days ago on her 72nd birthday.

Thanks to your expertise I now have it.

If you see 'ofnuts' please thank him for me. He is the one who referred me to this forum.

Have a great day! You made mine!

Regards,
2harts4ever

" ... Nuff Said. Keep Smiling Because I'm Smiling Too!"
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Sep 16, 2014, 20:57
Post: #6
RE: guidance requested
ofnuts,

And ... thank you my friend for steering me to this forum.

Regards,
2harts4ever

" ... Nuff Said. Keep Smiling Because I'm Smiling Too!"
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS