Eight seriously addicting FREE photo collage makers!
Straight to the point: These amazing applications work through your browser; no download is necessary. You do not need to install anything either. User friendly and packed with features, you will have everything you need to create amazing photo collages in minutes. They are so good, you will have hard time choosing over thousands of templates, stickers and effects.
And they are free.
Tired of struggling with layers? Professional editing programs way off your budget? Fret not, there are eight excellent solutions, free of charge, to use right from your browser. Keep in mind that while they are free, may have additional premium options (paid) or on page ads. I did not include any applications that were trial versions or added watermarks in their free version.
Pixlr express is part of one of the most powerful free photo editors on the interwebz: the well known Pixlr. Pretty straightforward to use: Pick Layout, if desired adjust spacing, roundness and proportions, click Finished. Done. It is that easy. When you click Finish it will open the Editor options that is the true strength of Pixlr which includes Airbrush and any editing goodies your heart desires.
Picmonkey is another free and powerful photo editor that works in your browser and offers collage. The free version has premium (paid) features and advertisements around the page but nothing obstructive. For example, the preset Pinterest layout is premium but Facebook cover is free. Once you create your collage (or your ‘masterpiece’ as Picmonkey calls it), click EDIT and it will take you to Editor where you can add effects, touch up the photos, add text, overlays and themes.
They offer a good range of tutorials and here is a good – and aptly named – one: Learn collage before another butterfly dies.
Ribbet is an extra cool and fun collage app with loading messages like “watering the lilies” & “feeding tadpoles”. Only the Basic layouts are free while the rest are premium but, you can adjust the free ones practically at will, including adding Kookiness (lopsided images). Under Frames you will find ready Before & After tags to make your life easier.
Befunky is popular for several good reasons. In the text section you have the choice of using either their fonts or your own (the ones you have installed in your computer) which is a very nice touch if you own a favorite font. Has a ready Pinterest template. I found it both easy and fun to make use of its backgrounds and frames.
Once you are done arranging your collage, click save (just in case) and then click Edit to take your creation to the photo editor.
Ipiccy is an “absolutely free photo collage maker” with several interesting settings. Under Photo Effects it has a “wanted poster” (that I am sooo going to utilize!) and Matrix effect. Ready settings for Facebook cover, twitter pictures, and much more. You can choose to enable local storage so you don’t lose any unsaved work.
Once you make the collage, save and you can move to the editor, where you can fix your pictures or add stickers, frames and effects. Adding a watermark is as easy as it gets following this tutorial (watch the video).
Pizap offers many share options covering most of the social sites and has thousands of templates to use.
Fully customizable collage templates from Facebook covers to converting your collage into a puzzle, plus an amazing collection of themed frames and layouts.
Tons of stickers (including meme ones) and interesting borders to chose from.
Fotor enables easy Photo Stitching – both horizontal and vertical. You can also design cards, create magazine covers and posters, make memes, banners and use a rich variety of stickers. Offers a menu that allows photo editing with user friendly preset settings.
Pikage is the most basic collage creator of the list but also the epitome of being intuitive. Offers only 6 layouts and 11 filters. Pretty Spartan but because of that, super quick. And look what it can do:
You may upload – up to 10 pictures – from Facebook, Instagram or your computer. The whole process to photo-collage using Pikage is this: Upload photo => Pick layout => Apply filter (if desired) => Done.
So, there you go, eight great tools to try. Enjoy the best free photo collage creators and have fun creating your own collages!
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