5 Best Ways to Add a Picture to a Picture [2024]

With Movavi Photo Editor, it's easy to insert one image into another:

1. Download Movavi Photo Editor.

2. Add the first image to the program.

3. Erase the background using photo editor's AI tool.

4. Add a new background.

By clicking the download button, you're downloading a trial version of the program.*

Edited by Ben Jacklin

Not sure of how to add a picture to a picture? We’ve got you covered! Read on to learn the best ways to insert your image.

Quick summary

  1. Online photo editing: Kapwing

  2. Creating a photo collage on your phone: PicCollage

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How to paste a picture on another picture with Movavi Photo Editor

Placing a picture in a picture is very easy in Movavi Photo Editor. Here’s how to paste a picture on another picture.

Step 1. Add your image to the program

Click on Add image and locate the photo you want to use as the main image or background.

Step 2. Add a picture to a picture

Open the Picture in Picture tab, hit the Paste an Image button, and locate a photo you want to overlay.

Drag the picture to the desired position and change its size if needed. You can also change the transparency, make round corners, and adjust the outline width by using the corresponding sliders. Hit the Apply button to save changes.

Step 3. Edit your picture (optional)

There are lots of editing options available in Movavi Photo Editor: you can use AI tools to adjust and enhance your picture, crop it, apply creative filters and captions. Browse through tabs in the main program window to find more features.

Step 4. Save your image

To save the photo, click Save, choose the appropriate image format, and click Save.

How to add a photo to another photo on an iPhone

If you want to know how to add a photo to another photo on an iPhone, you’ll need to find an appropriate app: the standard Photos app doesn’t have that feature. The best search term to use in the App Store is “collage,” and one of the best such apps is PicCollage: in addition to combining images, you can draw on them, cut out bits or backgrounds and add stickers.

Here’s how to add an image to an image in PicCollage.

Step 1. Download the app

Install and open the app and choose Grids.

PicCollage on the App Store

Step 2. Upload your photos to the app

Your iPhone will ask if you want the app to access your photo library. You do. 

You should now see your photos. Tap the ones you want to combine. The app tells you in the top right how many images you’ve selected so far. Tap on it when you’ve selected the ones you want.

Step 3. Adjust your images

Your images will now appear in a grid. You can adjust the sizes of the images by dragging them with your fingers.

Step 4. Save and share the result

Tap on Done when you’re finished, and then save or share the new collage.

How to add an image to an image on Android devices

Android has the same issue as the iPhone: the default photos app is for editing individual images, not combining multiple ones. That means it’s time for a trip to the Play Store, which is absolutely packed with apps that enable you to add an image to a photo. Our favorite is PicCollage, which you’ll find on the Google Play Store.

Here’s how to copy and paste a picture onto another picture in PicCollage for Android.

Step 1. Download PicCollage

Get the app from the Play Store, open it and select Grids.

PicCollage on Google Play

Step 2. Upload your photos

Tap the images you want to use. You’ll see a running total in the top right telling you how many images you’ve selected. When you’ve chosen them all, tap on that total to continue.

Step 3. Adjust image sizes

The app will now display your chosen images in a grid. You can adjust image sizes by dragging with your fingers.

Step 4. Save and share your collage

Tap Done when you’re ready to save or share your masterpiece.

How to add an image to a photo online

Kapwing is a web-based editing tool for creative content production. Users can upload, edit, and share files with team members all on a centralized platform. Kapwing offers AI tools and templates to automate routine tasks and gives teams the ability to provide direct feedback for enhanced collaboration​. 

The platform is perfect for casual creatives like game-streamers, musicians, YouTube creators, meme creators, and business owners. It’s a solid solution for anyone in need of an easy way to produce quality social content.

To insert a picture into another picture using Kapwing follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the Kapwing website

Navigate to Kapwing’s Collage Maker and click Edit image.

Go to Kapwing

Step 2. Upload your pictures

Choose between starting with a blank canvas or by uploading the background picture. Once your background image is uploaded, it will display on the Kapwing canvas, giving you a preview of what the output will look like. Next, upload the image you wish to overlay.

Step 3. Insert an image in an image

After importing the pictures, use the Forward and Backward buttons in the toolbar to adjust the layers.

Use the corner circles to resize the layer and drag it to the desired position on the screen. Use the Timeline to adjust how long and when the picture appears on the screen.

Step 4. Export the result

Once satisfied with the preview, click the Export Project button to download your picture. You can then publish it on social media or share the file with friends​.

How to insert an image in an image in Photoshop®

Photoshop® works differently from some other apps. In many apps, inserting a photo into another photo joins them together in a single image. In Photoshop®, though, when you insert a picture into a picture, it puts each image on a separate layer. That’s really useful because you can then do things to one layer without affecting the rest of the image, so for example, you might hide one layer while you’re working on another or apply filters or color adjustments to just part of your image. And with a Photoshop® feature called Smart Objects, you can edit the source image separately, and it’ll be automatically updated in any image that’s added to it.

Here’s how to add an image to an existing layer in Photoshop®.

Step 1. Add your pictures to the program

Open the destination image, which is the image you want to add a photo to, in Photoshop®.

Next, go to File > Place Embedded.

Use the file browser to locate the photo that you want to add to the existing image. Select it and then click Place.

Step 2. Adjust the photo

This will add your new image to the background, which was the photo you already had opened. Use the dragging points at the edge centers and corners to resize the image; drag it to move it around. You can now use the Layers inspector to move between the different layers of your image.

Step 3. Save your image

When you’re happy with the result, export your image.

Ways you can insert a picture into a picture


With five solid paths, you can add a photo on top of another and even cut an image and paste into another with ease. Use this technique to enhance your content and give life to visual tutorials, reactions, explanations, and more.

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