Photo editing on MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AceC, May 26, 2014.

  1. AceC macrumors member

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    I need to copy a head from one photo to place on another photo, and I don't know the easiest way to go about it.

    I of course have iPhoto, and could download GIMP if necessary, assuming that's a safe download? How should I go about this overall?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can easily do such basic copy/paste functions with Preview.
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    This is much harder to achieve successfully than it sounds, if you want an acceptable photograph as an end result then you may need gimp (yes it is a safe product but still download it from a reputable source), to blend the join properly.

    If on the other hand you want to <just> copy and paste a head onto another photo and accept whatever that looks like (Frankensteinian probably), then Preview can do that for you.

    Even when professionals do it, then end result can be obvious/detectable/disturbing....
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You could use GIMP, yes, or grab a trial of Pixelmator.

    I would select/copy the head from a little bit over the top, to around the shoulders (Like a headshot). Go to the other photo, make a new layer, and then paste it. Move it to where you need it to be, and then use a combination of the polygon lasso tool with the eraser.
     

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