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Simon Sez [Avatar]
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Hey everyone,



I'm thinking of purchasing this product but I was curious to know if anybody knows if this product can create split-screen images? I want to try and do some 'before and after' style photos and I hear-tell photodirector is a pretty good program. Does this program offer that feature? And if so, does anyone have a tutorial on how to create a 'split-screen' image for it?

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Quote Hey everyone,

I'm thinking of purchasing this product but I was curious to know if anybody knows if this product can create split-screen images? I want to try and do some 'before and after' style photos and I hear-tell photodirector is a pretty good program. Does this program offer that feature? And if so, does anyone have a tutorial on how to create a 'split-screen' image for it?

Cheers! wink


Try it yourself. There is a 30 day trial here.

There are tons of tutorials here.

The easiest way is to use overlays to a color background. There are others depening on how much you are going to do. .
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Hello SimonSez,

If you mean a dynamic split screen like this or this, the answer is no. That needs specialised software.

You can create a static split screen easily in the Layers module.

Start with two images (e.g. before & after event) shot from the same position.


  1. Crop the "After" photo to half width or height.

  2. Open the "Before" image in the Layers module

  3. Add a new photo layer & import the cropped "After" photo

  4. Reposition the cropped photo to align

  5. Export the new split screen photo.


A screenshot is attached that uses the before/after aerial shots fromm the recent Houston floods (shown in the first link above).

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Simon Sez [Avatar]
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Quote Hey everyone,

I'm thinking of purchasing this product but I was curious to know if anybody knows if this product can create split-screen images? I want to try and do some 'before and after' style photos and I hear-tell photodirector is a pretty good program. Does this program offer that feature? And if so, does anyone have a tutorial on how to create a 'split-screen' image for it?

Cheers! wink


Try it yourself. There is a 30 day trial here.

There are tons of tutorials here.

The easiest way is to use overlays to a color background. There are others depening on how much you are going to do.


Thanks.
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Simon Sez [Avatar]
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Quote Hello SimonSez,

If you mean a dynamic split screen like this or this, the answer is no. That needs specialised software.

You can create a static split screen easily in the Layers module.

Start with two images (e.g. before & after event) shot from the same position.


  1. Crop the "After" photo to half width or height.

  2. Open the "Before" image in the Layers module

  3. Add a new photo layer & import the cropped "After" photo

  4. Reposition the cropped photo to align

  5. Export the new split screen photo.


A screenshot is attached that uses the before/after aerial shots fromm the recent Houston floods (shown in the first link above).

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I have ColorDirector, can that use the Layers module? Also, what kind of specialised software is there than can create the dynamic split screen for images? Any recommendations?
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No, ColorDirector ist for ColorGrading. And has no layers. The layer module is in PhotoDirector.
And the dynamic spliiting is called "image comparison slider". Have a look at a googling machine of your choice.
It is a programmed effect, not the image itself. There is no image format, that contains such a slider.



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Thank you, Hatti, for your valuable input.

If you're interested in creating a dynamic "image comparison slider" like this, you'll find some useful information here.

There is a way of generating an "image comparison slider" in PowerDirector, though it's not interatcive like the others I've linked in this thread.

This tutorial shows how...



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