help editing jpgs??

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Lori5060, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Lori5060 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 15, 2016
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    i have a jpg image of a family tree chart. i have, using preview, been able to insert all pertinent data.. successfully!

    TREE Blank form adj pix size.jpg

    my problem now is trying insert an OVALpng image of the baby into that same file....right over the cluster of birds close to top of tree right in next of birds. I can insert a rectangle or square but want a nice oval. baby in chart.png

    without buying an app...is there a way to do this at all with apps free or that come with OS10 for my Macbook air
    ..don't know if i need to have files in a particular format (.png),
    ..have tried dragging, copy/paste, insert but nothing seems to work.

    I have tried keynote but not having used it that much could not figure out a way.

    hope someone has a few ideas i can play with.
    thnx
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Baltimore, Maryland
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    In Preview, open the baby pic. Click on the toolbox. Click and hold the Selection box (on the left) and change it to
    Elliptical Selection. Make an elliptical selection of the baby pic and paste that onto the tree pic.
     
  3. Lori5060 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 15, 2016
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    thanks a lot. the selection tool and elliptical worked great...
    but cannot figure out how to paste baby into tree image. there is no copy/paste option.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 17, 2017 ---
    found out how to do it!!
    i had to click on elliptical image ... file copy and then save to tree image.

    thanks a bunch. have been talking to other forums and no one could help.
    i just knew there must be a way to do this.
    i am so very happy.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 17, 2017 ---
    have another question...is there a way to put a colored border around this elliptical image before i paste into tree?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 17, 2017 ---
    yeah...i am getting the hang of other features in preview...have figured out how to put colored border around elliptical.
     

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