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Author Topic: Collage software recomendation  (Read 3820 times)

dluby

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Collage software recomendation
« on: January 05, 2014, 01:19:23 PM »
Hi,

Would anybody recommend collage software?  Once that might take around 25-30 photographs on the one page.

Thanks

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 02:21:16 PM »
Picasa can make a collage - seems okay to me (I've only ever used it on a very small scale).

Select your photos:
https://support.goog...a/answer/19579?hl=en
menu: Create >Picture Collage

it's fairly intuitive from there:
  • single-click an image - a 'dial' appears - you can rotate or zoom by dragging the pointer on the dial
  • click + drag to move
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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 02:28:50 PM »
There was just a new one posted on one of the good freeware blogs a couple of days ago that looked interesting.. i can't remember where i saw it though.. anyone?

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 02:50:18 PM »
You may get some more recommendations from this thread:
Simple means of joining images?


(I remembered I had made a post about Picasa there too.)
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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 03:35:33 AM »
Thank you all for your suggestions, I'll take a look at them later.

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 06:27:54 AM »
There was just a new one posted on one of the good freeware blogs a couple of days ago that looked interesting.. i can't remember where i saw it though.. anyone?

TweakNow PerfectFrame ?

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 09:58:30 AM »
4wd, that was it.

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 03:56:37 PM »
There was just a new one posted on one of the good freeware blogs a couple of days ago that looked interesting.. i can't remember where i saw it though.. anyone?
TweakNow PerfectFrame ?
Quote from: dottech.org
You can add or combine up to ten photos in one layout
One that might take around 25-30 photographs on the one page.

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 04:16:41 PM »
I use two, none of them free. One is the $40 Shape Collage Pro, but I am not sure if it still is being maintained! The other is the often updated (but marginal simpler) Pearl Mountain $40 Picture Collage Maker Pro. The latter is a also a little easier to use. Pearl Mountain also has a $30 "standard" version, but I know nothing about it.

Have you decided if the pictures must be "artistic" arranged - opposed to arranged in straight angels? If straight angels are okay, use the free photo editor PhotoScape (to "combine")!

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 06:41:47 PM »
you doin a vision board?

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 09:02:13 AM »
No it's not a vision board (I had to look up what it was!). I thought I'd try create a collage with various photographs.  I'd prefer the 'artistic' layout rather than what I would consider the formal straight arrangement.

Google Picasa looks promising and with a price tag I appreciate - free :)

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 04:01:32 PM »
free photo editor PhotoScape
That site doesn't seem to host downloads directly, only through Brothersoft, Cnet and Softonic.  Only Softonic had the portable version - and won't let you download it direct; they want you to download their "universal launcher" instead.  I didn't bother.  No telling what's inside that.

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 05:06:54 PM »

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 03:47:24 PM »
Thanks, Curt  :-[

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 12:35:55 PM »
My favorite is Microsoft's ImageCollage. (this isn't a normal Microsoft product, it's put out -- and not really maintained -- by Microsoft Labs).

The two unusual things about this program are

  • The resulting collages don't have hard edges between their pictures. They blend into one another, and it's really cool the way this can work out in many cases.
  • You point it at a folder of images, telling it how many it should incorporate and the desired relative sizes between the primary, secondary, and other photos (which can be equal), and it automatically chooses them and lays them out. It recognizes faces, and tries to place the faces properly so that they don't get chopped.

I use this every year at Christmas. My wife and I produce a calendar for family and friends, where each month's picture is a collage of photos we took the corresponding month of the prior year.

I've never seen another tool do this, and it's cool enough that I really recommend that you look at it.

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 02:04:17 PM »
^Interesting, both as a tool, and because they actually charge you for it.

Didn't MSoft used to give most of that sort of thing away for free to Genuine Advantage holders? :huh:

The times they are a change-in' ;D

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Re: Collage software recomendation
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 04:17:31 PM »
My favorite is Microsoft's ImageCollage. (this isn't a normal Microsoft product, it's put out -- and not really maintained -- by Microsoft Labs).

http://www.flickr.co.../curt-dk/3884282440/ was made (by me) using Microsoft Image Collage 2008 (on XP or Vista). MS said version 2009 wouldn't run on my Vista, and (I don't think I remember) when I finally got a Win 7, I could not find my license key. It is of course merely $20, but I didn't want to pay for products that never are updated. Does it work on 64-bits Win 7 or 8?

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