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I want to put a part of one photo into another photo. Does anyone have any experience photo shopping?

Asked by jctennis123 (427points) February 6th, 2010

I have two photos. In one there is a circular logo that I want to insert into a picture of me. I downloaded picassa but I can’t seem to easily figure this out. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be helpful. Thank you

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DeanV's avatar

Picasa won’t be able to do that for you. You’ll need a copy of either The Gimp (free alternative) or Photoshop to do something like that. Picasa is more for organizing and uploading photos, and although it does have some editing tools thrown in there, they won’t be able to do that.

rovdog's avatar

That’s a classic photoshop task. I could never get Gimp to work for me but I have Photoshop anyway. Check out if you have a mac- there are some free photo editing program there. You might find what you need.

ShiningToast's avatar

@dverhey Said it right. The Gimp is what you need, and is a great (free) Photoshop-like program.

lilikoi's avatar

I second GIMP!!! I used to use Photoshop, but like Gimp better. It is free, open source, and pretty damn good for general photo editing needs like what you are describing. Been using it for years.

jrpowell's avatar is pretty good to. It is free and a bit easier to use than The GIMP.

Seek's avatar

I haven’t tried Gimp (though, with all the high praise, I might!) but I use Serif Photoplus 6 for all my photoediting needs. It’s also freeware.

jaytkay's avatar

If you are using Windows, I would try Paint.NET

Or Photoshop Elements has free 30 trials.

bobzchemist's avatar

I’ve never done this in, but in GIMP you need to make a copy of the original with logo, enable alpha channel, then delete everything but the logo, either by hand or automagically. Save the file. Load picture 2, put logo file as a layer on top of it, move the logo to where you want it, merge the layers and save the result. The official GIMP sit has a tutorial for something similar.

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