CollageIt - A free photo collage maker for Windows and Mac
Making digital photo collages is not a tough task with CollateIt collage maker. It's one of the recommended and best collage makers with easy to use interface and moreover it is available for free download. Know how to make collages using this CollageIt collage maker for Windows and Mac OS.
Making handmade collages is past and its time where we see collages in digital and printed format. Be it a presentation or a family album, collages make them appear unique. I tried many online collage makers prior to writing this review and they disturbed a lot with advertisements on every page I visited. So, I decided to go for an offline tool and choose this collage and invoice maker - CollageIt. It took less than 5 minutes to make a simple collage (hey including the download time). So, if you want to make some excellent posters, albums etc. you probably need a collage maker. Let's have a small review of this easy to use and free photo collage maker for both Windows and Mac OS. You can also avail a pro version of CollageIt that gives you extra benefits like lifetime support, Crop photos, free from splash screen etc. Of course, you can make collages using Photoshop, and it consumes a lot of time. So, how about making a stunning collage in a few clicks? Let's see how.
Making Photo Collages using CollageIt
It's roughly a 15 MB file when going for a free download, but has awesome features to be utilized. You need to select a template from the available 15 different types of templates to make a collage. A blank template welcomes you as shown in the image and you can add as many as 200 images at a time. You can still change the template by using that left corner button. Images you selected will be auto arranged and you can change the positions by shuffling them. In case you selected less than ten image files there is a chance for repetition. Sometimes a particular image may be repeated more than thrice. To avoid this mismatch, try to choose a suitable template. Also, you can replace any image by dragging from the list of photos on the left. Background of the collage can be changed into two formats i.e. either color fill or an image tile. Add your favorite tile by making a selection from 60 different image tiles available.
Image and Layout settings
The rightmost columns - Layout and Photo helps you make changes to the appearance of the output. Total number of photos can be increased or decreased as per your convenience. Remember, this process doesn't add new photos, instead it just repeats already existing photos. You can use sparse, rotate and space options to do the desired changes like rotating the photos as shown in the image attached below. Also, you can use auto sparse option to disperse the images for a best fit. Frames can be included to the collage with a desired color and width from the photo option. Layout of the template you chose can be altered using the 'Random Layout'option at the bottom. This allows you to change the original layout without altering the original parameters set by you. Collages can also be exported to Facebook, Flickr or email and this option can be availed even with the free version.
Benefits of Pro version
Though this collage maker is free, you cannot enjoy all the features. Look at the benefits that you can avail with pro version of ColageIt.
1. You can get watermark free collages
2. Can Crop photos to any size and change page setup.
3. You can Export Large-size collages and
4. FREE lifetime support.
So, if you are serious about your presentations with collages and concerned about making photo albums and posters especially, you definitely need a pro version that just costs you $19.90. Yes, it is very cheap when compared to some online Collage makers that charge even more for downloading single collage. So, if you liked it don't hesitate to go for the pro version to enjoy extra benefits. The only downside of this tool is, you can't make collages with different shapes i.e. you can only make square mosaics.
The developers are going to make a big discount promo up to 65% off for the pro version CollageIt. It is priced at $29.90 normally, now users can get it at only $9.90 during this Thanksgiving, saving about $20. The promo is active from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. Users could easily enter this promo at: http://www.collageitfree.com/. Grab this offer before it expires.
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