How do I combine 2 photos?

I want to place two seperate digital photos from my “my pictures” folder side by side so I can send it in an email. I tried working with Photoshop 5.0 but I can’t get that layering thing figured out. Is there a simpler way to perform this task?

Is there a reason you can’t include them as two separate attachments in the email? That would be the easisest way, unless there’s a specific reason you want them as a single image file. In that case, the easiest way is to create a new image the size of the two combined ones, then copy and paste the two pictures into the new space.

The reason I want them side by side to for comparison. One photo is of me and my shipmates 35 years ago and the other is of the same group last week. It would be a lot more fun to see them next to each other.
Now. How do I do the new image/copy/paste? What program?

In Photoshop 5.0.2:

Crop to make both images the same size.
Flatten both images.
Use ‘Canvas Size’ to double the width of one of your pictures.
Select and copy the other picture.
Select the move tool (next to the marquee tool).
Paste the image into the widened picture.
Drag the pasted image around with the mouse, or arrow keys, until it’s in the right place.
Flatten image.

I don’t use Photoshop, I use PaintShop Pro, so I can’t really give you detailed instructions. If you want to send me the images and tell me which one you want on the left, I’ll be more than happy to do it. If not, I’m sure one of our Photoshop experts will be along any minute now.

Yeah, like that. :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh yeah, do this all on copies of your original images. It’s annoying to find that you’ve replaced one of them with the merge by accident.

Okay Squink, I’ll give it a try. Looks a little complicated for a Photoshop illiterate like me but I am good at following instructions. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks.

Done! Thanks for walking me through it Squink. That canvas tab was the important thing I didn’t know about. A little bit of fine tuning and I’ve aquired a new skill.
My shipmates will get a big kick out of the photo.
Thanks again. (you too QED)