Maximize Your Images For Gallery View With Paint
In A Windows Operating System (i.e.
win98,win2000,win me, win xp)
Typically Paint can be accesed from the start menu, then assessories,
then by choosing paint.
To glue two images together into one:
First thing is get the two images , then open them up to see how they
display and how large the image is. I have my two images I have named
when I opened them up they were too large to fit my screen. so the
first thing to do is bring the images down small enough to work with.
Along the top is a tool bar, We want to go to Image, then Stretch/Skew.
The image is too large to work with easily so I choose stretch then we
can decide the percentage. It is way too big so I chose 25% to make it
1/4 of the original size You can play with the size until it is
appropriate. Do not forget to do both Horizontal and Verticle at the
same time and use the same value in each, or your image will be out of
skew. 25% looks good to me so now I am saving beige.jpg
and then do the same to red.jpg
and save it as 002.jpg
You can use any name you want but this is an easy way for me to keep
track of them.
Now go back to File and choose New.
This should give you a plain white block the size of your last image.
By placing the cursor at the edge or corner of this block you can drag
the box to double the size of your image. Don't worry if the white box
is too large as we can cut the excess off later in the process.
Now I go back to the toolbar. the select Edit, then at the bottom of
the menu is Paste From. And then select one of the two images I just
created. Click Open and it will paste the first image into your new
Next we go back to Edit
then Paste From.
Select the second image and then click Open
and the second image will appear in the new image box. It will most
likely appear directly over the first image. Not to worry, just place
your mouse cursor over the image and drag it into place. You now have a
single image with two images in of of the same item. Now if the white
box surrounding the two images together is too large we can cut the
excess off. Use the Select
Icon in the tool bar on the left (little dotted square)
to select only the two images you have pasted together. Right click and
choose cut from the drop down menu. Now go to File then select New.When it prompts
you if you want to save the changes you can select no. Then into the
new box that has appeared , right
click then select paste.
Now you should have both images pasted together into a single
image. I now save this image with a new file name. I am naming
this one beige_N_red.jpg.
I now have a double image I can use to maximize my exposure when using
the gallery view or to use in the auction itself.
The images; , ,
and the finished image
This can be done for more than 2 images but I
would definatly not
do more than 4 images into a single image as it will become a bit too
much for easy viewing. 2 is ok, 4 is hard to see and more than that
nearly impossible to see as a thumbnail.