I love using online resources for creative and easy photo editing and most of these sources have great tools for making collages as well. There are many reasons why you might enjoy making collages such as:
- Creating a unique image to use on a digital scrapbook page
- Combining several photos into one image to use for a blog post
- Recapping an event with multiple photos in a small space
- Sharing several images at once in a social media environment (instagram, twitter, facebook, etc.)
- Compiling many photos into one image to use on a photobook page
- Just for fun!
With Memorial Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about our 2012 summer trip to Washington D.C. I still have so many photos that have not made it into my albums yet because I took hundreds of pictures! I decided to pull together some of my favorites to create a collage.
Here’s a collage I created with Pic Monkey. There are many free options to use on the site, and even more if you become a paid member for as little as $2.75 a month. I used a template under the “square deal” collage category for this one.
Even using a free collage, I was able to save a full size 3600×3600 resolution of my creation. Now all I have to do is print it out for my travel album!
I tried several other free online photo collage sites and I honestly can’t recommend very many of them in comparison to Pic Monkey. The other sites don’t have as many free options and it is much more difficult to get your photos imported as well as saving the finished collage to a high resolution file suitable for digi scrapping. Pic Monkey is my go-to source for creating collages online.
Here’s another collage I created with a free template at Pic Monkey in the “Biggie Smalls” category.
I went ahead and upgraded to the Royale membership and I created this collage using a Jigsaw template.
It is also super easy to create a collage image to use as a facebook timeline cover. They do the sizing for you!
There are also other sizes available under the “cards” category such as 5”x7” which would be great to use in those pocket scrapping albums!
I love that it is so easy to change the spacing between photos and you can even round the corners with the slide of a button!
You can also write on your photos (and collages) using Pic Monkey by following the instructions in Steph’s post. For more information on how to create easy collages with photo editing programs, be sure to check out this past post. Have fun making collages!