How to Insert Images in Paint and Place One Image on Top of Another

Microsoft Paint is an often overlooked tool that can be used to perform simple photo editing tasks such as combining two images. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to insert images in Paint and place one image on top of another.

To begin, you will need two images that you want to combine. For our example, we have an image of clouds and an image of the sun. Once you have your images, open Microsoft Paint by typing “Paint” in the Start menu.

Next, open each image in a separate Paint window by clicking on the “File” tab and selecting “Open”. If one of your images is too large, you can resize it by selecting the “Resize” option under the “Home” tab.

Now that you have both images open in separate windows, you can place them side by side on your screen. Click on the first image and select the “Image” tab, then click on the dropdown arrow next to “Select”. Choose either “Rectangular selection” or “Free-form selection” to outline the area of the image you want to copy.

After selecting the area you want to copy, press “Ctrl+C” or right-click and select “Copy”. Switch to the other window and press “Ctrl+V” or right-click and select “Paste” to insert the copied image onto the other image.

Once you have inserted the second image onto the first image, you can resize it and move it around. Simply click and drag the image around and pull the corners back to resize it.

While Paint may not be the most advanced photo editor available, it is a simple and easy-to-use tool for combining two images. Its built-in nature makes it a great option for those who do not want to download or pay for a separate photo editing software.

We hope this tutorial has helped you learn how to insert images in Paint and place one image on top of another.


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