Objective C: Merge two images

+ (UIImage*)mergeImage:(UIImage*)first withImage:(UIImage*)second
 // get size of the first image
 CGImageRef firstImageRef = first.CGImage;
 CGFloat firstWidth = CGImageGetWidth(firstImageRef);
 CGFloat firstHeight = CGImageGetHeight(firstImageRef);
 // get size of the second image
 CGImageRef secondImageRef = second.CGImage;
 CGFloat secondWidth = CGImageGetWidth(secondImageRef);
 CGFloat secondHeight = CGImageGetHeight(secondImageRef);
 // build merged size
 CGSize mergedSize = CGSizeMake(MAX(firstWidth, secondWidth), MAX(firstHeight, secondHeight));
 // capture image context ref
 //Draw images onto the context
 [first drawInRect:CGRectMake(0, 0, firstWidth, firstHeight)];
 [second drawInRect:CGRectMake(0, 0, secondWidth, secondHeight)]; 
 // assign context to new UIImage
 UIImage *newImage = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext();
 // end context

 return newImage;

If you want to resize new image to new desired size use function from previous post.

1 comment:

  1. using
    UIGraphicsBeginImageContextWithOptions(mergedSize, YES, 0.0);
    is a better option.