How to stitch images in an easy way

There are times when you want to stitch images. You traveled somewhere and shot landscapes like lakes, sunsets, and mountains. Putting the photos together in one image is a great way to draw more viewers' attention. For promoting a mobile app, it is necessary to make a set of pictures, each of which introduces the features, and put them side by side to create a poster. You have a social media page and you want to combine images next to each other to create a cover for it. You take photos of your everyday life and wanted to show off your daily life. One single photo merged from these photos will be more impressive than individual photos. When it comes to image stitching, the internet is flooded with software with such a function. But many of them are difficult to use. If you are looking for an easy-to-use app to get the job done, please continue reading this post. In this post, I will introduce a user-friendly image stitcher app to you and show you how to use it to stitch images.

Photo Stitcher by Vertexshare

Stitch images with Photo Stitcher

Having a suggestive name, Photo Stitcher is a professional software tool designed to help you join images to create a collage. It comes packed with basic editing tools you can use to further retouch the collage.

After launching the program, you will be greeted with a sleek and clean window. Most of the window is a working area, where you can zoom in and out the collage and change its height  or width. This area is also where you can edit the collage. On the right side of the Window, there are a series of editing options. The direction allows you to decide to merge images vertically or horizontally. The spacing enables you to add borders between the images and outer frames to the collage. The cropping lets you cut out unwanted areas from the collage. The shape drawing makes it possible to draw free-hand lines, squares and arrows over the images. You are also allowed to use different mosaics to cover the sensitive parts of the images. In case you want to make the work public and protect it, you are given the ability to watermark your collage. You can add a watermark to the bottom of the stitched image or full-page watermarks to the entire stitched image. What's more, there are palette utilities for picking the color for the watermark, spacing, and shape. Once you are ready with touching up the collage, you can export it to a PNG format.

On the whole, Photo Stitcher is a piece of all-in-one image stitching software, which can be used to stitch your images seamlessly. The software sports a simplistic and modern GUI which is quite easy to navigate, irrespective of your experience with similar apps. The stitching process is super fast. Photo Stitcher does not require users' to have experience and is very suitable for novices.

Now, let's dive into the part of how to use Photo Stitcher to stitch images.

How to stitch images with Photo Stitcher

Step 1.

  • Fire up the program. Go to the right-side panel. Choose "HORIZONTAL" or "VERTICAL" to place the images horizontally or vertically.
  • Throw your images into the drop box saying "Drag and Drop Your Photo Here". Or click on "File"->"Add Photo" to add your images into the program. You can also import your images by clicking on the "Add" button. To remove the imported images, click on the "Remove" button next to the "Add" button.
  • When your images are loaded into the program, they might not fit the screen. For the images with large dimensions, you only can see some parts of them. To make the images fit the screen, click on "Edit"->"Fit Screen".
  • Press the "Edit images" button beside the "Remove" button. The 'Edit images" panel shows up. Here you can rearrange the images in a desired order by dragging and dropping the images. You can also delete the unwanted image by right-clicking on it and selecting "Delete".

The "Edit images" panel shows up

Step 2.

  • You may want to optimize the stitched image with the editing tools provided by the program. Let's say, you want to crop the stitched image to obtain the exact part of the image. Go to the "STITCHING" section in the right-side panel and choose one cropping method. Then, you will see several blue arrow buttons. Use these arrow buttons to crop the stitched image from the side, top, and bottom. Click on one arrow button. Move your mouse cursor over the part to be cropped. Click and hold the mouse button. Drag upwards, downwards, leftwards, or rightwards to remove the unwanted area. There is one thing to note. If you have clicked on an arrow button with a cropping method, after you switch the cropping method to another one, you will have to click on an arrow button twice rather than once to activate the cropping function.

Crop the stitched image

Step 3.

  • Press "Save us" to export the stitched photo to a desired location. You can also click on "File"->"Save As" to save the stitched photo into a destination folder.

If you are a beginner in image editing, you may not know that Photoshop is an effective tool to stitch images. It is as easy as pie to put images together to make a collage with Photoshop. Let's see how to do it in the following part.

How to stitch images in Photoshop

  • Open Photoshop and add your images to the program.
  • Check the width of each image by clicking on "Image"->"Image size". Record the width of each image and calculate the total width of these images.
  • Choose one image. Click on "Image"->"Canvas Size". The "Canvas Size" panel will be opened. In the "Canvas Size" panel, type in the value of the total width of the images to be stitched. Go to the "Anchor" section. Click on an arrow to specify where the new size increase will take effect. For example, I want the new size increase to take effect at the right side of the chosen image.

The "Canvas Size" panel

  • Click on "OK" to close the panel. Then, you will see an extended part added to the right side of the image. Drag and drop another image from the hard drive into the extended part. Click on its layer to place the embedded smart object. Move it to the right position. Do the same steps for the other images. Finally, export the stitched image.

The final stitched image

Summary

There is no doubt we often need to merge our images for creating a collage. This is when Photo Stitcher comes in handy. Give it a shot if you want to make the image stitching work easier. If you have any questions about this app, please let me know in the comment section below.

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