Are you looking for a creative way to share your photos? A photo collage is a wonderful way to share a small sequence of photos – for example photos taken from a group hike, a birthday party, or a school field trip. In Picasa, a photo organizing, editing and sharing tool, making a collage is easy and fun. You have total artistic control over your collage content and layout.
When completed, the collage can be shared on-line privately with your friends, shared through email, or printed and given as a gift.
When using Picasa, here are four key things to remember when designing your collage:
- Identify the photos that you want to use for your collage before selecting the ‘create collage’ menu item in the top tool bar. This will eliminate you having to toggle back and forth between your library of photos and the collage builder.
- Edit your photos in the library before you start your collage because you cannot edit in the collage tool.
- Know and select the size that you want for your collage. The tool allows many options along with custom ones.
- When you like how the collage looks select the ‘create collage‘ button. This starts the saving process which depending on the number of photos used can take up to four to five minutes.
The collage displayed was made by selecting the 8×10 size, medium-low grid spacing, solid color background option, and the frame mosaic design option. When I selected the photos for this collage I actually selected too many. Within the collage builder you can easily eliminate unwanted photos and the tool reshuffles the remaining photos to maintain the college look.
Enjoy making your own collage and surprising a friend or family member with a wonderful keepsake or make some for yourself and update your current photo displays.