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Windows 7: Combining JPG Files

03 Sep 2015   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Combining JPG Files

I have lost a lot of weight and wanted to show it. I want to combine a Before Picture and an After Picture side by side. I have two JPG files. Is there anyway to digitally combine them into one file? I know I can put the two photos side by side and scan them, but I was just curious if it is possible to do the whole thing by combining two files?


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03 Sep 2015   #2
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

you could Photoshop it, make a new picture, for the dimensions, find the dimensions of the images and double the widths (so both will fit on), and put them in side by side, simple! if you don't have photoshop, just stick them side-by side in a word document or something.
also, if you are in the same pose for both pics, you could consider making a morph, if you don't want to download software for that try this site:
3Dthis.com - Free morphing online application
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03 Sep 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Congrats on the weight loss!

If you are just doing this once or twice, just use Microsoft's native Paint.



Copy the originals somewhere safe first so that you don't save over top of them.

The video is extremely basic. There are lots more ways to play with Paint. You can search for better videos if you want.

The white area that you should see when you first open Paint is called the whiteboard. As indicated in the video, you can change the size of that area before adding other images. Once you get the photos arranged as you wish. Drag the edges of the whiteboard back to the side and bottom of the images. save the whole thing to a new file as a JPG or PNG or whatever.
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04 Sep 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've done it quite a bit in photoshop.

It's easiest if the 2 pics happen to be the same dimensions. If not, you can crop them first to make them the same dimensions or worry about that after you've got the new file made.

You make the new blank file with a white background, then select, copy, and paste image one into the new blank file, aligning it one side. You can move it around with the right tool in Photoshop so it aligns perfectly. Then select, copy, and paste the second image into the other side of the blank file. Then flatten the image, recrop if necessary, and save the new file.

You can even overlap one pic over part of the other if you want to make the new image narrower.
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04 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Photo shop is not free
Paint obviously will do the job if you want another option use free GIMP/ Paint.net and there are a few others that can do a lot more for free
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04 Sep 2015   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Well, I never realized there might be so many options. == First, Thanks UsernameIssues on the Congrats. == I don't have PhotoShop and I am just doing this so that I can put a Before and After Shot on Facebook to show the world. Hacb's idea of putting them on a Word Doc seems like the simplest idea. Thanks guys, I appreciate all of your ideas.
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04 Sep 2015   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A little late but here's an idea. Free Ifranview can combine photos.

Here's an example made from two screenshots that I've posted here on SevenForums in the past.

Hortizontal Combo:
Combining JPG Files-horizontal-combo.jpg
Vertical Combo:
Combining JPG Files-vertical-combo.jpg


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04 Sep 2015   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks Callender. That looks very promising. I will give it a whirl. Thanks very much.
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18 Sep 2015   #9
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Simple and free,,,open 2 images using 2 separate windows previews, stack the 2 picks side by side, press print screen, open paint and paste your screenshot into a new paint picture, save and your done.
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18 Sep 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Thanks Callender. That looks very promising. I will give it a whirl. Thanks very much.
Watch out for the pupware that comes packed with it
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