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I have a set of images (actually many sets but let's stick with one for now) that all have the same height in pixels and varying widths, I would like to combine them into one file with the images aligned into a horizontal strip and no overlaps or gaps.

I can do this manually of course by opening the set as layers then carefully moving them before flattening. I've also attempted to figure out how to use the "Image > Align Visible Layers" tool which sounds like the right thing but I haven't got it to work. Is there a quick way of accomplishing this?

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  • Thou shalt use imagemagik
    – joojaa
    Apr 28 '21 at 15:28
  • You're not wrong, looks like the montage command in imagemagick does what I want, but your comment is condescending. I would still like a solution in a GUI tool because it needs to be teachable to non-technical people.
    – peterolph
    Apr 28 '21 at 16:12
  • What just designate a folder for images and let the batch run thats pretty good gui. But there are some guis for imagemagic.
    – joojaa
    Apr 28 '21 at 16:18
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With Gimp, you can easily align the tops, either with:

  • The Align tool
  • Using View ➤ Snap to Canvas edges or setup an horizontal guide and then move the layers to the edge/guide where they will snap.

To abut them horizontally, no solution out of the box, but using the arrange-layers script, you just position them roughly how you want them (the only important criteria is the left-right order of their left edge) and then call the script (Image ➤ Arrange layers ➤ Space ➤ Horizontally) (with a spacing of 0).

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