Switching, merging or swapping, call it what you like - it's a pain to pull off. You need to spend a lot of time tuning the colors, blending the edges and smudging to get a decent result. So I wrote a plugin for the wonderful GIMP program that helps this process. The merge is done using a blending algorithm that blends in the colous from the original image into the pasted image.
I'll write a little bit about coding GIMP plugins, which is very simple, and some about the algorithm and its sources.
Let's see how it's done
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