Since Microsoft Paint doesn’t come with a multi-layer system, it’s hard to insert more than one image within the same window.
However, there is a simple trick that lets you insert another image in Paint without overlapping each other. And a method like this can be useful in some situations.
So, how to do that?
The following guide is based on Microsoft Paint Windows 10. However, the program has the same feature and interface as the other Windows versions.
How to insert multiple Images in Paint
Time Needed : 5 minutes
In this tutorial, I'm going to explain to you about inserting another image on top of an image in the Paint window. From there, you can move and resize the image so it will fit into the background image you set before.
Launch Paint, and go to File > Open (CTRL+O).
Select the image you want to insert on top of another image. And then click Open.
Now you would see the image has imported to Paint.
Click Select > Select all (CTRL+A).
Click Copy (CTRL+C).
Next, go to File > Open (CTRL+O).
Select the image you want to set as the base (background), then click Open.
The previous image will be replaced by the image you just selected.
Now, click Paste (CTRL+V).
The first image you copied will be there. You can move or resize the image as you wish.
- Microsoft Paint
- Image files
Do not click on the other elements if you haven’t resized and/or moved the image. Otherwise, it will blend into the base image and can’t be moved/resized anymore (became one image). You may have to do some trials and errors before saving the image.
Also, you probably need to Save as the image instead of Save since it will create a new image file, so it won’t override the original image.
Alright. I hope the guide above helps you! Thank you for reading.