Monday, January 9, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Stitching Photos Together...I Cheated

Did I cheat?  I'll let you decide...

So most of you have seen me fix photos before on my blog.  I use Serif PhotoPlus X2 to do photo editing and have had some great successes with it.  I love it.  It was cheap and it's effective, but I really like being taught how to use things.  Sadly, there's no class to teach me how to use PhotoPlus. Just a lot of hard work, instruction book reading, and swearing....a lot of swearing.

I'm sure my program has a way to stitch together photos, but I haven't bothered checking it out because I've discovered a really neat trick.  Many of you probably know this trick already, but just in case you don't I'll let you know my little cheat...I use Power Point.

I took these two images below and lined them up on one Power Point slide until they matched flawlessly (or almost flawlessly). 

Then I selected both images at once, right-clicked, and selected "save as image".  Simple and done.

So what do you think?  Did I cheat by taking the easy way out?


  1. That's what we call a "work around". How is it cheating? You got the result you wanted without sacrificing the quality of the end result. This isn't like algebra where you get half credit if you got the correct answer but didn't use the procedure they prefer. (Which was utter crap, Mrs. Mumie.)

  2. No cheating here. I give you credit for finding an easy solution. Whatever works. Good job.

  3. I use a slightly different method in Photoshop, but it's very close to this method.

    As for cheating? No. Actually, what you did is probably more accurate than most programs' auto-stitch features.

  4. I say, do whatever works to get the result you want when it comes to photos. The result looks great! Thanks for sharing the tip.

  5. You didn't cheat - you found a quick and easy way to achieve what you wanted! Thanks for the tip :-)