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How to Make a Side by Side Photo in 60 Seconds

by TurboCollage Team | Last updated Jul. 20, 2016

2 Picture Side by Side Photo

Side by side photos are used in many ways - before-after photos, to compare two pictures, instagram photos, kid grown-up photos, and clever art photos to name a few.

But how do you make one easily and quickly?

In this post, we will show you how to make various types of side by side photos - horizontal, vertical, 2 picture, 3 picture, 4 picture, and multi-picture.

Anyone can do it — no design background, no expertise required!

Before we get started, download and install TurboCollage. It takes less than a minute to download and complete the installation. Download here.

In artists parlance, a 2 picture side-by-side photo is known as a diptych, 3 picture as triptych, and 4 picture as quadtych. Some times such photo arrangements are collectively called polyphtchs.

Make a Side by Side Photo

3 Photo in One

The basic concept behind creating a side by side photo remains the same — you start with a blank collage of desired output size, then split your canvas into cells, and finally place your pictures in the vacant cells.

These following steps are also demonstrated in a short video, later in this post.

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1. Open TurboCollage and set your collage to use Mosaic pattern.

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2. To start with, there's one cell that covers the whole canvas. Click this cell to select it; then split it horizontally using the tool shown in the screenshot below.

If you want your photos to combine vertically you would instead split the cell in that direction. 

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3. Split the second cell again to create the third cell.

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3. Now add pictures to the empty cells in our side by side photo collage.

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The above steps are illustrated in the following video:

You can combine two, three, four or more photos horizontally or vertically using the same steps outlined above.

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