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One way of making a collage
Tip Provided by Dave
Barb asked how I did the collages so I'll do my best to explain (there are usually several ways of doing things, this is probably the hardest way, but it seems to work).
I used MS Paint, which is a free program included with Windows. If you've never used MS Paint, look under Start, then Programs, then Accessories, then double click on Paint. MS Paint is a very useful program for mechanical drawings, floorplans, photo pixel touch-ups, etc., but here I'm just using it as a blank pad onto which photos can be pasted and stored.
Within Paint, size the pad via Image, then Attributes. Make the size 8" by 12". Now open the photo that you want to store using IrfanView. Go to Image, then Resize/Resample, place a dot in Percentage Of Original circle, then enter 37. 37% works nicely for me, but you may need to experiment with the size somewhat depending upon the actual size of the pictures from your particular camera. Feel free to do that. Now save that 37% size photo as a separate file.
Open a second copy of Paint, size the pad to 1" by 1" via Image, then Attributes, then under File, go to Open and select the photo that you just resized to 37%. Answer Yes to the question of resizing the bitmap to fit. The pad will be resized to fit your photo automatically. Go to Edit, then Select All then Copy. The 37% photo is now on Windows Clipboard. Go to the first copy of MS Paint (the one that's sized for 8" by 12") and from Edit, Paste the 37% photo onto the blank mat and position it where you wish. Do this for each photo in the collage. You should be able to get two photos side-by-side. When you're done, you can touch-up the overall size of the mat. Save this collage as a .jpg image and upload it to PhotoPoint. That's basically it in a nutshell, hope that helps.
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