Pillow package allows you to paste an image onto another one. The merge() function accepts a mode and a tuple of images as parameters, and combines them into a single image.
mode − The mode to use for the output image.
bands − A sequence containing one single-band image for each band in the output image. All bands must have the same size.
Return value − An Image objects.
Using the merge() function, you can merge the RGB bands of an image as −
from PIL import Image image = Image.open("beach1.jpg") r, g, b = image.split() image.show() image = Image.merge("RGB", (b, g, r)) image.show()
On executing the above piece of code, you can see the original image and the image with merge the RGB bands as shown below −
In the same way, to merge two different images, you need to −
Create image object for the required images using the open() function.
While merging two images, you need to make sure that both images are of same size. Therefore, get each sizes of both images and if required, resize them accordingly.
Create an empty image using the Image.new() function.
Paste the images using the paste() function.
Save and display the resultant image using the save() and show() functions.
Following example demonstrates the merging of two images using python pillow −
from PIL import Image #Read the two images image1 = Image.open('images/elephant.jpg') image1.show() image2 = Image.open('images/ladakh.jpg') image2.show() #resize, first image image1 = image1.resize((426, 240)) image1_size = image1.size image2_size = image2.size new_image = Image.new('RGB',(2*image1_size, image1_size), (250,250,250)) new_image.paste(image1,(0,0)) new_image.paste(image2,(image1_size,0)) new_image.save("images/merged_image.jpg","JPEG") new_image.show()
If you save the above program as Example.py and execute, it displays the two input images and the merged image using standard PNG display utility, as follows −