[Windows] Make photo collages with the help of Artensoft Photo Collage MakerDecember 17, 2012 6 Email article | Print article
Have you ever wanted to turn one of your pictures into a collage of other pictures you own? Well wish no more! Now with Artensoft Photo Collage Maker you can turn any of your pictures into completely different works of art made up of…well…other pictures.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO
Artensoft Photo Collage Maker is a program that allows you to turn a picture of your choice into a collage made up of other pictures you own. This is a great program that can literally take an idea that may take hours and finish it in just minutes.
- Extremely easy to use — collages are created quickly and effortlessly
- Allows you to select the image you want to use for the base and the images you want to use for the individual tiles that will makeup the collage
- Allows you to move, resize, rotate, or replace the individual pictures that make up a collage
- Can output collages as JPB, BMP, TIFF, or PNG
- Hard to justify the high price tag
- Unable to create free form collages — will only create collages based on the shape of the base image
I really liked using Artensoft Photo Collage Maker, or at least using the trial version of the program I got to use. It allowed me to make collages effortlessly. The only problem I have with the program is the price point, and unfortunately for this program, that is a pretty major problem.
First, let me explain how the program works. After starting up the program, it will ask you to choose a picture. The picture you are choosing is the one that you are actually going to make a collage of. When you have finally selected your photo, you then need to select folders on your computer that contain other pictures. The more pictures you have on your computer, the better the collage is going to turn out. When you have selected a folder full of pictures, click next, and it will start making a collage that looks like the first picture you selected.
So let’s say, you have a picture of your grandmother. To celebrate her birthday, you want to make a collage of pictures for her. However, instead of just sticking a bunch of photos together, you want that group of pictures to resemble a picture of her. Simply select the photo of your grandmother that you want to remake into a collage, and then select another group of pictures. In this case, I may choose a bunch of pictures of her kids and grandkids. Then the program will take the pictures of her kids and grandkids and turn it into a picture of her. Once again, the more pictures you have, the better the final collage will turn out.
The program is great because it can save you hours. After all, to rearrange a group of pictures to resemble a picture of your grandmother could take hours, if not days. This program can get it done in just minutes!
Although that is helpful, you really need to ask just how many of these collages you plan to make. Why? Well because the program costs $79.95. That is a lot of money to spend on a program that just makes collages.
CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK
There are some people out there that will think this program is probably worth its weight in gold. Others will not be willing to spend this much money on it. I can say that the program works rather well, but that horribly high price point is a bit of a turnoff. The good news is, you can download their free trial below and try out the program for yourself.
For those that are turned off by the high price tag, there are a handful of free collage makers you can give a try but do take note some of these collage makers do free form collages, not the collage-in-the-shape-of-an-image that Artensoft Photo Collage Maker does: Picasa, Foto-Moasik-Edda, Photo Collage Max, CollageIt, etc.
Version reviewed: 1.2
Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Download size: 5.3MB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/46
Is it portable? No