How to Merge Photos in Photoshop

By Techwalla Contributor

In photographing panoramic views, a single picture often won't do justice to the scene. So if you're shooting something that is too wide for your camera lens, you may end up taking multiple photos. With Photoshop, you can merge these photos together into one large, seamless image. Such photo-editing techniques work well with scenes such as skylines.

Step 1

Open up all the photos you want to merge together into Photoshop. Make sure no other photos are open in Photoshop to avoid confusion.

Step 2

Choose "File," "Automate" and then "Photomerge." This will open up a dialogue box.

Step 3

Click the "Add Open Files" button. This should list all the photos that you have open in the box next to it. Then click "OK" and allow the program to merge the photos in the optimum manner. It may take a few minutes if you have a lot photos, but it will create one large photo that you can then save.

Step 4

Test other options in the dialogue box to improve the photo. For instance, you may be able to use these features to fix lens distortion and washed-out areas of photos.

Tips & Warnings

  • This works great with pictures of skylines.