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Hello all,

Forgive my somewhat doddering manner, but the brain is no longer as sharp as it used to beboltbait.hmm.png . I have an interest in photographing places where certain buildings no longer exist. I have made a collection of old photographs showing where these particular old buildings were, and then taking a modern photograph from where the original photographer once stood. I believe it is referred to as 'Then and now'

I have found this Paint.Net program, and would like to move (or be dragged kicking and screaming) into the twenty first century! My problem is that when trying to merge one image over the top of another, (I'm following one of your tutorials).....it does not work for me. I am constantly getting muddled with layers and do not see the two different images I am trying to merge in the layers windows. There must be an easier way to do this for this old brain to follow.

Pickard.

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If you want the two images to be side-by-side, expand the canvas until it is large enough for both.

In the top menu:

Image > Canvas Size

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Use the Move Selected Pixels tool :MoveTool: to shift

the image content of one of the layers to the side.

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Post again if you have any questions re: this.

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No, I'm afraid I cannot get it to work.

I have two images both 800X600, one is a modern colour digital the other a 1944 monochrome.

I start from New, import modern image, add a layer. I then import the monochrome but only see the last selection in the layer window. I do not see both images with a added layer. I can select either image but only see or can select one at a time.

And most of the commands in the menu lists are greyed out and cannot be selected. Perhaps my download is/was corrupted?

None of the above remedies worked. Very frustrating indeed.

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1) start from New, import modern image

2) Go to top menu:

Image > Canvas Size

Make canvas size 1600x1600

Anchored Left. OK

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3) import the monochrome

4) Use the Move Selected Pixels tool to move/position the monochrome to the right.

5) Once positioned as you like, make a Rectangular Selection

around all of the image area that you want to keep.

6) Image > Crop to Selection

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Thank you for your help Sarkut, I do appreciate it.

However, I followed your instructions to the letter, and can still only see one image at a time. I can switch between the two but cant see both together in the same 'window' If I could, then no doubt I could bring them together, but alas no!

How I wish I were forty years younger!

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Thanks for your help Sarkut

Out of curiosity I googled the same question and found another tutorial that I did understand.

imported modern image and made a new layer, imported the monochrome, deselected the modern, 'select all' on the monochrome, 'paste' to new layer, jiggle it about a bit to line it up and 'flatten'...job done and one merged image!

Thanks for your patience though!

Best regards,

Pickard.

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.. can still only see one image at a time. I can switch between the two but cant see both together in the same 'window'.

the reason for this is because both images are fully opaque, and have no transparency. if you wanted both side by side, then you'd have to double your canvas size to 1600x600 (provided both images are 800x600), then move one of the images on one side, and the other image to the other side, if that made sense..

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