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Stitching images together

Image stitching allows you to seamlessly join 2D images. For instance, you can scan a large image in smaller, overlapping pieces and reassemble them.

Photo Paint crop stitch Stitching images together

You can stitch images together to create a single, large image. This image has been scanned in four sections and stitched.

In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can stitch multiple images interactively. You can select, move, and rotate the images, as well as change your view of them to allow more precise positioning. As you position the images, overlapping areas will turn black to signal that you have aligned the edges correctly. You can then save the stitched images as a single, flattened image, or as objects that you can continue to edit individually.

You can stitch images in all color modes except black-and-white, duotone, 16-bit grayscale, 48-bit RGB, and multichannel. If the selected images use the same color mode, except paletted color mode, the new file will use that color mode as well. If the selected files use a different color mode, or are all paletted color mode, the new file uses RGB color mode. For more information about color modes, see “Changing color modes.”

To stitch images together

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Open the images you want to stitch together.
Click Image Photo Paint onestep Stitching images together Stitch.
Choose a filename from the Source files list, and click Add.
If you want to select all open images, click Add all.
To change the position of an image in the Selected files list, click a filename, and click one of the following buttons:
Up button Photo Paint pgx stitch select up Stitching images together
Down button Photo Paint pgx stitch select down Stitching images together
Click OK.
In the Image stitch dialog box, click the Selection tool Photo Paint pgx pick tool Stitching images together.
In the image stitch window, drag an image to align it with another image.
Repeat to align all images.
Type a value in the Blend image list box to define the number of overlapping pixels used to blend images together.
Enable one of the following options:
Combine to background — creates a single, flattened image
Create objects from images — creates a stitched image in which each source image becomes a separate object. You can later adjust the brightness and contrast of each object so they match.

You can also
View image alignment
Click the Difference tool Photo Paint pgx stitch difference Stitching images together. Overlapping image areas are highlighted; correctly aligned image edges display as black.
Rotate one or more selected images
Click the Rotate tool Photo Paint pgx stitch rotate Stitching images together, and drag an image. If you want to rotate an image by a precise angle, type a value in the Rotate image box.
Zoom in to inspect an area where images join
Click the Zoom in tool Photo Paint crop pa Stitching images together, and click where you want a close-up view.
Zoom out
Click the Zoom out tool Photo Paint crop pa3 Stitching images together, and click the image.
View areas outside the image stitch window
Click the Pan tool Photo Paint pgx pan tool Stitching images together, and drag an image.

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Stitched images that are flattened have a smaller file size than stitched images containing separate objects.

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Use the Arrow keys with the Selection tool, the Rotate tool, and the Pan tool to move, rotate and view images precisely in the image stitch window.

Stitching images together