The majority of computer users are probably using GIMP, Adobe Photoshop or Paint.Net when it comes to the editing images on their systems. Sometimes though those programs are overkill and there are often simpler solutions available that you can make use of to achieve the same results.
My problem came about when I attempted to convert an Internet article to a Pdf file. I successfully captured two separate pages as image files and cleaned them up a bit. The next step was to somehow join the two images together. I thought of using Gimp but it looked way too complicated to me. Then, I looked at XnView.
I’ve been using XnView for years now but I pretty much used it only as an image viewer. I was only vaguely aware of some of its other features. I did a quick search and discovered that this software can join images together quite effectively. It has an Option called Panorama, which does the job.
Using the Panorama feature is quite easy. You simply go to Tools > Create > Panorama. In newer versions of XnView, the procedure is slightly different. You go to Create > Strip of Images. With either option, a dialogue box pops up asking you to select the images you want to join. Make sure the images are in the proper order or your final image will appear strange. The next step is to choose if you want the images to be joined horizontally or vertically. If your images are of different resolutions, you can specify a common resolution for them. You can also change the alignment of individual images. In my case, both images were of the same resolution and alignment so I did not have to change any settings.
Once you’re done with the set-up, simply hit the ‘Create’ button. You will get a resultant joined image. If you are satisfied with the result, go to File > Save As and save your image file wherever you want.
Although I used XnView, I’m sure there are plenty of other applications that do the same thing. I’m curious to find out what methods y’all use to join images together. Also, can someone please explain how does one do this with Gimp? I couldn’t figure it out.Advertisement
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