1st Feb 2009, 04:17 AM
Im sorry if this is not the right place to ask this.
Im currently building a lot that when it comes time to upload is going to exceed more than the 8 photos required to show all the major parts of it. My question is how do I condense 4 photos to fit into the one frame? Probably something so simple but seeing as Ive never done it would appreciate hearing from someone that has.
Thanks in advanced to those that can help
2nd Feb 2009, 07:40 PM
Anyone?? I know lots of people can do it as Ive seen them when downloading creations!
2nd Feb 2009, 07:54 PM
I did this in photo shop - I put each photo in a layer, and then made one picture by delayering so I had a collage
2nd Feb 2009, 08:06 PM
oh dam I thought it was goiong to be a photoshop thing! I dont have that. I just downloaded picasa and was able to make a collage but I could only get it down to 430kbs which is too big to upload but it would almost be too small if I got it down any smaller
2nd Feb 2009, 10:16 PM
Can you maybe use Gimp? That is also free...
3rd Feb 2009, 05:37 AM
Ive downloaded gimp but I have no idea what Im doing and cant seem to get a hang of this layer thing. It comes up with this
So opened up another pic copied the file name into the box for layer name and it accepted it but once I clicked ok it didnt show up. Basically Im just doing trial and error hoping I get more than one pic in the same frame but so far its been more error than trial lol!
13th Feb 2009, 12:49 PM
the name of the layer is just a string, nothing more. If you don't know what that means, it's text that the program does not care about or pay attention to. aka: "It does not have any functional significance; it is simply a convenient way for you to remember the purpose of the layer."
In order to turn multiple images into one, open the program and all the picture that you want to become one once GIMP loads up.
Next press and hold ctrl, then hit the N key, aka hit ctrl+N (this opens a new document). Make it the size you want you final picture thing to be. here, this picture might be relevant for my wording (ignore the "tools we're going to use"... it's for another tut): http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w95/theytookmyname/everything.png
Now go to one of the images you want to be in this final image. Click on it or it's frame somewhere to make it on top. Ok now I have to open GIMP, because I'm forgetful.
Once the picture is on top, press ctrl+A, and then ctrl+C. Now find the final picture. clicks it's frame to bring it to the top. Press ctrl+V. poof magic. I amuse myself, anyway, in the layers window, there's a tool bar in the middle kinda between the top half and bottom half, one of the buttons creates a new layer (I think it looks something like a sheet of paper). Click it.
That will paste the one picture into a top layer of the final picture. Once you have it in the final picture, you can use the Move Tool (M key) to move the layer, and the Scale Tool to scale or change the size of the layer. (if you hover over the tools in the Toolbox or Main Window, they tell what they are)
Random side thing: omg, the scale tool stretches/squishes things! i don't want that. Well, most people don't want that. To avoid this issue, go to the tool, click without dragging on your picture/layer, and it's screen shot time to tell you which button to hit. It has the red arrow: http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8444/scalels6.png Once you click that button, make sure the broken links become fixed links like in my picture, then you can click and drag to change the size of that layer (which should be what you pasted in). Don't worry about where it's at while doing this, only worry about it's size. You can also type numbers into the boxes next to the link-button-thing (this is easiest if you want it perfectly say 1/4 or whatever of the final image). If it still stretches and such, click cancel and try again. I had to try like 2 or 3 times to get it to work myself.
To use the Move Tool, hit the M key, click and hold on what you want to move, and then drag it to where you want it to be placed.
If at any time you do something you didn't want to, try ctrl+Z, aka undo.
To add another one of your images to you final image, go back to: Find the image you want to add, make it on top, ctrl+A then ctrl+C, bla bla bla. Rinse Repeat.
Is it ok to assume you know how to save things since you've read at least part of GIMP's tut's? that it's probably best to just look up there, but if u need help, I can try.
Sorry if I've confused/offended you. I'm not meaning to, I promise. I confuse people sometime though since I understand things in an odd way, and have been using image editors for too long to be called a beginner, so I commonly confuse beginners with bad complex wording when trying to explain things, but hopefully maybe this will be a little bit helpful.
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