What do you call a picture with more than one image?

Multiple images have varied names – find out more

The use of multiple images in one picture is something that has been a part of art for centuries. In fact there are many different ways of expressing yourself using multiple images. So what do you call each form? Did you realise there are different names for all the ways to present multiple pictures?

Well, now you have a definitive guide…

A Diptych – Two pictures in one image.

A Triptych – Three pictures in one image.

A Quadtych – Four pictures in one image.

A Polyptych – Many pictures in one image.

A Photomontage – many photographs in one image.

A Photomosaic – very many photographs creating a new pattern or picture.

A Collage – nothing to do with photography!

You can find out more about each of these by clicking the link and reading the articles in the Photographic Glossary.

Has anyone come across the word ‘photocollage’? Please let us know and give us a reference or more than one if possible… I look forward to hearing from you!

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By Damon Guy (author and Photokonnexion editor)

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Damon Guy (Netkonnexion)

Damon is a writer-photog and editor of this site. He has run some major websites, a computing department and a digital image library. He started out as a trained teacher and now runs training for digital photogs.
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