February 24, 2009

A Review of Shape Collage

Shape Collage automatically creates photo collages in different shapes, like a heart, cat, or in the shape of a word, very quickly and easily.

It’s extremely easy to use. The collages are built quickly and effectively.

You can use the collages any way you like. They may be good for blogs, desktop wallpaper, use for scrap booking projects, etc.

Unlike some other collage programs, Shape Collage doesn’t just randomly place the photos. This results in a situation where the photos do not optimally cover the collage area. Other programs also unnecessarily cover up other photos.

You could do something like this manually in Photoshop, but it would take more time. This free program automatically creates photo collages and attempts to optimally place the photos in the collage.

The other interesting feature of the program is the ability to create different shapes such as a heart, flower, cat, snowman, text, or different logos.

You can save the collages in JPEG, PNG, or Photoshop PSD format so you can edit the collage yourself afterwards. It’s fast and free with no viruses, ads, etc. and available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

While the program is free, the author does accept donations. I hope the audience will be generous.

Join the conversation! 18 Comments

  1. This program is REALLY cool! I like the fact that you can save a .psd file from the collage if you want to do more editing in Photoshop. Great find!

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  2. This program is REALLY cool! I like the fact that you can save a .psd file from the collage if you want to do more editing in Photoshop. Great find!

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  3. I love this program. I don’t do a lot of collages, but it’s nice to know it’s available when I do. Thinking Christmas already.

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  4. I love this program. I don’t do a lot of collages, but it’s nice to know it’s available when I do. Thinking Christmas already.

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  5. I was wondering how you did that collage in the bird slide show. Great tool. I will use it a lot.

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  6. I was wondering how you did that collage in the bird slide show. Great tool. I will use it a lot.

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  7. It definitely has potential. Now, if i can only accomplish something with it before it crashes!

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  8. It definitely has potential. Now, if i can only accomplish something with it before it crashes!

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  9. And for Linux too! Woho no need to boot Windows.

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  10. And for Linux too! Woho no need to boot Windows.

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  11. wow. It runs incredibly fast. I’m very impressed with this photo, and I’m especially happy it exports to photoshop, so you can tweak if need be. This is the perfect tool for mother’s day, or to throw together a quick collage of vacation photos! Thanks for the find.

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  12. wow. It runs incredibly fast. I’m very impressed with this photo, and I’m especially happy it exports to photoshop, so you can tweak if need be. This is the perfect tool for mother’s day, or to throw together a quick collage of vacation photos! Thanks for the find.

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  13. Nice! I have done quite a few collages in Photoshop over the years, and they are a lot of work. I’ve downloaded this software to try it out…. if I decide to keep it, I’ll definitely make a donation and let them know where I heard about it. Thanks for the information.

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  14. Nice! I have done quite a few collages in Photoshop over the years, and they are a lot of work. I’ve downloaded this software to try it out…. if I decide to keep it, I’ll definitely make a donation and let them know where I heard about it. Thanks for the information.

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  15. I think it crashes when there’s a TIFF file within the folder. When I removed the tiff files and left only the JPEGs, it did not crash.

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  16. I think it crashes when there’s a TIFF file within the folder. When I removed the tiff files and left only the JPEGs, it did not crash.

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Founder of Photofocus.com. Retired traveling and unhooking from the Internet.

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