Jim Hall wrote:
> ... Best analogy is:
> take 2 or 3 screenshots of an area of a city with google maps (map, not
> satellite view), put them together to make a single, larger one.
> I have looked at the manual, but since I don't know what this procedure
> is called (or even if it exists), I don't know what to look for. Same
> for Google.
> Hints of any kind appreciated.
OK. Here's how I'd do this. First, create the three screenshots, and
save them to disk. Since it may be helpful to overlap the screenshots by
a small amount, if you really want three stitched together, you may want
to create four overlapping images.
Next, from the File menu, create a New image, and set the appropriate
size parameter(s)--length, width, or both--to the something larger than
the desired final size. In the event you want a 400 pixel wide final
result, you might want to use 450, or 500 pixels.
Open the first screenshot you created in the first step above, and
select all. Cut the image to the clipboard, and paste it into the file
you created in step 2 as a layer. Move the layer to the appropriate
place in the final image. Adjusting the transparency of the layer can
make it easier to align the new layer with the original image.
For each of the remaining screenshots, open them as you did the first
one in step 2, cut the contents to the clipboard, and paste them into
the new image as a new layer. Move each new layer to the appropriate
place in the image.
You can merge the layers after you get the various layers into the
proper place, or you can wait and merge all of the layers at the same time.
When all of the layers are merged together to make the composite image,
use the appropriate selection tool (rectangle, ellipse, &c), to select
the part of the image you want as the final result, and crop to
selection. Depending of the file format you want for the final result,
you may want to flatten the image before saving the final file.
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