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Combining two pictures side by side?

Katie Partridge , Aug 22, 2007; 04:36 p.m.

I need to print about 200 pictures- and I'd rather just upload them to a professional site and pick them up locally. However I need to print 2x3's and the smallest retail printer I can find prints 4x6's. Is there a simple (inexpensive) program I can use to combine two pictures (two 2x3 = 1 4x6) so I request 4x6's?

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Mark Sirota , Aug 22, 2007; 04:37 p.m.

Um, two 2x3's is 4x3, or 2x6. You need to combine four 2x3's to get a 4x6.

Katie Partridge , Aug 22, 2007; 04:52 p.m.

Good point - but the question remains - how do I do it?

Nick White , Aug 22, 2007; 04:53 p.m.

Are you using Photoshop? if so it is easy to do this - open four images, under Image - canvas size, enlarge the canvas for one picture, then drop the other three into it.

Katie Partridge , Aug 22, 2007; 04:58 p.m.

The only photo editing software I have is the simple viewer that came with my camera. Photoshop is pretty much out of my budget.

Evan Goulet , Aug 22, 2007; 05:02 p.m.

Take a look at the Gimp. I haven't used it, but I have heard good things about it.

Nick White , Aug 22, 2007; 05:45 p.m.

The 'scaled down' version of Photoshop - Photoshop Elements - is relatively inexpensive, does the vast majority of what the full version does (for photographers) and would open up a whole new area of control for you.

The current version (v5) sells for about 60 pounds, but Amazon are still selling the older version 4 from just 11 pounds!

You don't say what your camera/software is, but it is possible you might be able to the same within that.

Patrick Lavoie , Aug 22, 2007; 06:22 p.m.

you can download a demo version of it.

or buy Element that should fit your budget.

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