Merge

Merge 2.6

Free
Combines and overlays images and text elements
5.0  (5 votes)
2.6 (See all)
Merge image files or add and incorporate text into a picture by opening them and adjusting the overlay output. The utility works with most popular image formats like MP, JPG, PNG, TIF, TGA, PCX and merges specific files or entire batches. Adjusting contrast, brightness, and RGB levels, applying filters are among the options.

Merge is picture utility for Windows which enables its users to combine two pictures. The program has the ability to overlay two pictures in different ways; in addition, it can merge multiple pictures with the same picture with automatic scaling.

Merge’s interface consists of a single window, there’s not much to it really. Here users will find different tools to combine pictures, add effects, type in text, etc. The program offers different effects: blur, edge detect, emboss, sharpen, soften, etc. It also includes a text tool, which allows users to type or paste text in any font, size and color and merge it with an image. In addition, users can rotate, move, scale images and adjust merging parameters, brightness and contrast.

Batch merging is really useful for watermarking images. There is a special file dialog for setting this up: users choose what should be used as the watermark and then select the folder or images that will be marked.

The new version keeps original images intact and creates a copy as the final result. Macros can be created to ease repetitive watermarking, plus users are now allowed to set up the final image size. On the downside, the program is not very intuitive and takes a while to understand how it works. Also its design is outdated and not well organized.

Max Santillana
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Review summary

Pros

  • Overlays 2 images
  • Edits images
  • Adds text to images
  • Changes output size
  • Batch function

Cons

  • Not easy to use
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