How to Merge Pictures on Photobucket

by Ken White

Photobucket is an online picture and video storage site. It was founded in 2003 and acquired by Fox Interactive Media in 2007. In 2008, the site introduced interactive photo editing that allows users to crop, resize, rotate, flip and add special effects to the pictures stored on Photobucket. Also included in the editing tools is the ability to merge pictures. As of September 2010, Photobucket had 23 million users in the U.S. and received 4 million picture and video uploads daily.

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Log in to the Photobucket site. If you do not have an account, you can make a free account by providing a username, password and email address.

2

Click "My Home" to view the photos you have recently uploaded and the albums you have created to store them. Click on an album to open it.

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Click "Edit Photos" from the menu above the pictures. Mouse over a picture and click "Select."

4

Select "Layers" from the tab above the picture. Click the "Duplicate" icon. Click the image you want to duplicate. Click "Select," then click "Duplicate." You can now use the editing tools to crop, adjust the color and lightness or add effects to the new image. You can also adjust the size with the resizing handles on the picture or move it on the canvas.

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Hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and click the two pictures. Both are selected and have resizing handles.

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Click the "Merge" icon to merge the two pictures into one. You can continue to edit the merged picture.

About the Author

Ken White began his writing career in 1972 as a reporter for a local Florida newspaper. With a career in public safety as a police officer, firefighter and emergency manager, his fiction has also been published in magazines such as "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine." White studied history and psychology at Mercer University.