How to Put Two Pictures Side by Side in Paint

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    Taking two pictures and putting them together into a single side-by-side image -- called two-in-one -- in Microsoft Paint requires that you paste both images into a single file. If you want both pictures together to be the same size as a single picture, resize them as you add them to the canvas. The canvas size is adjustable and accommodates additional images.

    Click "Start" at the bottom right corner of your desktop. Click "All Programs", "Accessories" and "Paint" to open the Paint program.

    Click "Edit" on the Paint menu bar and then click "Paste From." Browse through your computer files until you find the first pictures you want to display. Click it and then click "Open."

    Right-click on the picture. Select "Resize/Skew." Change the Horizontal and Vertical options to 50 and then click "OK". Click and drag the picture to position it on the canvas.

    Click "Edit" on the Paint menu bar and then click "Paste From." Browse through your computer files until you find the second picture you want to display. Click it and then click "Open."

    Right-click on the picture. Select "Resize/Skew." Change the Horizontal and Vertical options to 50 and then click "OK". Click and drag the picture to position it on the canvas next to the first picture.

    Click the white resize buttons on the canvas edges and drag them to a size that fits around the two pictures. From the "File" menu, click "Save As", give your new image a name and click "Save."

    • Depending on the size of your pictures and how you want to position them, you may want to use a resize percentage other than 50 for the Horizontal and Vertical values. Experiment with other resize percentages -- including no resize at all -- and click "Undo" in the "Edit" menu as needed to go back and try again.