I must be missing something. How do I stitch photos together with Leopard's Preview?

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  1. qacjared macrumors regular

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    I know with Mac OS X's wonderful Core Image technology this has to be possible. I want to take image A and Image B and stitch theme together into one file side by side. I do not need or want them to be blended or anything so im not gonna go buy photoshop elements to do this.

    I am sure some smart person on here will know how to do this and it will seem so easy that I will be shocked that I didn't realize how to do it.

    I want to be able to stitch images together just like this: Infact screenshots of my iPod is exactly what I am trying to stitch together.

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  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately not possible with Preview (it's not really an image editing application) or for that matter iPhoto (no idea why not). Download something like the GIMP if you plan to do this commonly, or one of the lighter (free) image editing applications like Iris or Seashore (there's a bunch of others as well).

    Also, might try HuginOSX, which is open-source (free) and is designed for panoramas so it will stitch together two (or more) photos easily. Not sure how well it works, never tried it, but open-source stuff is generally pretty good, at least if it's been around for little while.

    jW
     
  3. qacjared thread starter macrumors regular

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    That links to the 0.7b4 source code, you I need and have the Apple developer tools to compile but I am too lazy to do that after some googling the lastest MacOS X binary is version 0.7b1, you I downloaded at http://downloads.sourceforge.net/hugin/HuginOSX-v07b1.zip
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    Saw a comment that indicated that might be the case, but I wasn't downloading it myself. Glad you found what you needed.

    jW
     
  5. qacjared thread starter macrumors regular

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    Except I didnt. it turned into being this advanced thing with all these advanced photographers tool with stuff that was just WTF?? to me
     
  6. qacjared thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well incase anyone is interested I figured out how to do it without downloading anything. I put the images in the same directory and made an html file.

    Code:
    <HTML>
    <HEAD>
    <TITLE>iPodScreenShots</TITLE>
    </HEAD>
    <img src="IMG_0009.PNG" /><img src="IMG_0010.PNG" />
    
    </HTML>
    I used a program called paparazzi! to make a jpeg of that html file. Its not the best way to do it but it works.
     

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  7. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    So... then you DID download something.
    :confused:
     
  8. qacjared thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I already had it. Let me go back and edit that. Its really useful tho. It can do this:
     

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