Easy Image Stitching in Graphic Workshop Professional

Attaching images consecutively – with a second graphic stitched to the bottom or one side of a first – is easy in Graphic Workshop, even if Graphic Workshop doesn’t strictly speaking have a function to do it. This “by hand” approach to the problem will allow you to fine-tune the results, and manually adjust the relative dimensions of the pictures involved if you need to.

Here’s the procedure:

  1. To begin with, you’ll want to undertake a few seconds of preparation. Use the Graphic Workshop Get Info function to determine the pixel dimensions of the two graphics you want to stitch together. In this example, we’ll assume that the second graphic is to be stitched below the first one. You’d want the horizontal dimensions of both images to be identical.
  2. In the event that your second graphic has a horizontal dimension that’s different from your first, use the Resize option in the View mode Filter function to create a copy of your second graphic that has an appropriate horizontal dimension.
  3. You should now copy your second graphic to the Windows clipboard – right-click on it within a Graphic Workshop browser window and select Copy to Clipboard from the menu that appears.
  4. Right-click on your first graphic and select Paint and Save As. Your first graphic will appear in a Paint window.
  5. Select Attributes from the Image menu of the Paint window. Add the vertical dimension of your second graphic – as determined by Get Info – to the existing Height value, and replace the existing Height value with this number. Click on OK. This will open just enough white space below your first graphic to accommodate your second graphic.
  6. Scroll down until you can see this new white space.
  7. Select Paste from the Paint window’s Image menu to paste your second graphic from the Windows clipboard into your paint window. Click and drag in your pasted graphic to position it in the white space.
  8. Select Save from the File menu, and then exit Paint.

Graphic Workshop will prompt you for a format and file name to save your new graphic to.

Note that this approach to stitching images doesn’t always work if the images you’re stitching have 256 or fewer colors – which is always the case for GIF files – as it’s unlikely that both images will have the same color palette. You’ll probably find that your second image experiences unattractive color shifts in this case. To work around this, convert both graphics to RGB using the Graphic Workshop View mode Filters function, and save them to new PNG files before you stitch them together.

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