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How to add a photo to a photo with Movavi Photo Editor
Placing a picture in a picture is very easy in Movavi Photo Editor. Here’s how to add photos to another photo.
Step 1. Add your image to the program
Click on Browse for Images and locate the photo you want to use as the main image or background.
Step 2. Mark the foreground objects
Click on the Change Background tab. Now we need to tell Picverse Photo Editor what bits we’d like to replace. Using the green Foreground Brush, highlight the area you want to keep. You don’t need to do this with great precision: you’re really just pointing the app at the appropriate bit. Picverse will take care of the hard bits.
Step 3. Mark the background objects
Switch to the red Background Brush and repeat the process, this time highlighting the area you want to replace.
Step 4. Specify the borders
Click Next Step and use the Hair Selection Tool to make the finer details clear.
Step 5. Change and adjust the background
Click Next Step, and you should see the Change Background option. Click on Add Image, and you’ll see thumbnails of the available backgrounds; click on Upload if you’d like to add a different background image.
Select your new background, and you’ll see it in your image. Use the Blur Edges and Shift Edges to make it look just right; you can also access tools to crop and recolor your image at this point. Click on Apply when you’re happy with how it looks.
Step 6. Save your image
To save the photo, click Save, choose the appropriate image format, and click OK.
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*The trial version of Movavi Photo Editor has the following restrictions: you can save up to 10 images with added watermark, screenshots are disabled.
Frequently asked questions
How do I make sure I get the best results when I add a photo to another photo?
One of the most important things to consider is the quality and color of your images: if you’re trying to make something that looks realistic, you don’t want to stick a really low-resolution image on a high-resolution one or put an object shot in daylight on a background where the sun is coming from a different direction or at a completely different time of day.
What can I do if my two photos don’t quite match?
Many image editors are designed to do all kinds of corrections, so for example, you can adjust the color balance, the brightness, and so on. If your image editor uses layers, different parts of your final image are kept on separate layers that can be adjusted independently. For example, you might want to make the object in the foreground brighter without also lightening the background.
In powerful editors, you also get all kinds of layer effects that change how the different layers in your image appear.
If your particular image editor doesn’t support layers, it’s really important that you get your color adjustments and effects sorted before you combine your images together. If you don’t, you may find that you can only make global adjustments rather than adjustments to just part of the image.
How can I put two photos side by side?
The quickest way is to create a new image and then copy each photo individually. Not all apps can do that, though, so for example, Preview on the Mac doesn’t enable you to create a new image of a specific size. No problem: open one of your images, copy it and choose File > New From Clipboard. This creates a new copy of the file. Now, go to Tools > Adjust Size. Click on the icon of a padlock to unlock it and then double the width. Press Cmd + A to select everything and tap delete. You’ve now got a perfectly sized blank canvas that you can paste your images on. In a nice touch, Preview will display yellow rulers when your second image is in line with the first one. These rulers make it easier to snap to the perfect position.
I’ve put a photo in a photo, and I’ve changed my mind. Now what?
That depends on the app you’re using and when you changed your mind.
If you’re still in the app with the finished image open, just use the undo button (or Cmd + Z on a Mac; Ctrl + Z on a PC) a few times to undo your changes.
In an app that uses layers, your project file will retain all the different layer information so you can make as many changes as you want at any time. You can then re-export your edited image.
Not all editors have that feature, however. On your phone, that isn’t an issue because third-party apps save their collages as new images (and in the iPhone photos app, any edits you make there are non-destructive, too. Which means you can go back to the original any time). But on a computer, apps such as Preview on the Mac don’t save in a format that keeps the layers intact: once you’ve closed the image file, the changes are permanent.
Don’t worry, though; there’s a fix. One of our favorite Mac commands is Revert To Saved, which you can use to rewind time. Just open the image in Preview and choose Revert To. This gives you the option to revert to the last saved version or to browse all the previously saved versions of the file. The same command is available in other apps too.
What is the best app for adding a photo to a photo?
That really depends on what other features you want to have, such as intelligent background removal or AI-powered photo restoration: you won’t get them in an app designed to combine two images and put stickers on the top. Naturally, we’re going to recommend Movavi Photo Editor because it’s great, but there are lots of image editing apps out there, and the steps we’ve outlined above apply to many of them.
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