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Putting two images side by side

Apr 14, 2011, 15:38
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Putting two images side by side
When I drag an image into gimp it appears on the new untitled background. And when I drag a second image in, it seems to replace the first image. instead I'd like the images to be side by side. How can i do this?
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Apr 14, 2011, 16:31
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RE: Putting two images side by side
The second image doesn't replace the first, it is but as a second layer over it.

Wht happens is that when you drag the first, Gimp creates a "canvas" for the image, that is the size of that dragged picture. So if you want to see the pictures side by side, you have to resize the canvas (Image>Canvas size...). Make it big enough for the two images, and then with the Move tool you can drag the top one to the side.

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May 30, 2017, 11:28 (This post was last modified: May 30, 2017 11:32 by Barbara Buffington.)
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RE: Putting two images side by side
(Apr 14, 2011 16:31)ofnuts Wrote:  The second image doesn't replace the first, it is but as a second layer over it.

What happens is that when you drag the first, Gimp creates a "canvas" for the image, that is the size of that dragged picture. So if you want to see the pictures side by side, you have to resize the canvas (Image>Canvas size...). Make it big enough for the two images, and then with the Move tool you can drag the top one to the side.
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Hi ofnuts,

I've followed the procedure exactly the way you explain and it doesn't work that way any longer. I attached a screen shot of what appears when I attempt to move images, with my cursor and the moving icon clicked on, which doesn't work. There are two weird little symbols next to my white cursor that move along with it on the page. One is a tiny serrated black circle with a line through it and the other is a little box that has itsy-bitsy loops all around its inner sides, which makes it look a bit like a picture frame with a white center. The photos won't budge from being piled on top of one another no matter what I do. A total of three pictures are layered over each other, because I can't move them, even though there's more than enough image space on the New white backdrop I created for them...??? Can you, or anyone, figure out what has changed to make this process impossible to perform and the features/functions that worked previously now inoperable? I make comparisons, between similar items, on a regular basis and need to be able to employ the side by side picture technique for that purpose. Please help rectify the problem I'm having. Thanks...!    
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May 30, 2017, 11:45
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RE: Putting two images side by side
Hi Barbara
This forum was dead for several months, but has suddenly come alive again. Very few people hang out here now.

Better to ask your questions on
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ofnuts (and others) can be found there.
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