Controlling background pictures in paint

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#1

I am attaching a sketchup file where I am attempting to insert a mountain picture. I inserted the picture. However, I want to lower the base of the picture to make the sky more visible from model images I want to extract. When I lower the cube that hold the surface image, the image does not lower. How do I set the origin of the image. I adjust the aspect ratio in paint. When I enter the <> size, the other up dn dimension automatically changes. I assume this is to keep the same aspect ratio of the original. However, it does not look like the original aspect ratio. I keep adjusting that dimension until the image displays at the appropriate scale. I am also attaching the picture for comparison.

Currently the file is showing no shadows. When I used shadows, I got a very dark image. Can I use shadows, can I control the light so that the jpg image imported to pain is not so dark. Set the shadows on to see what I am talking about. Also, it showed the shadow on the predefined 0 plane defined by x and y axis. That shadow blocked some of the picture.

Ideas for controlling insert pictures will be appreciated.

Eli

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#2

you need to WAIT until uploading completes before submitting your post…

use the edit button, re-add the skp, then I’ll delete this post…