Visual content is much more attractive than text. That is why Instagram can easily surpassed Twitter in terms of popularity and the number of user. One of the visual content forms is photo collage, a collection of photos put together in a single frame.
On the mobile platform, there are plenty of photo collage makers you can find on Google Play Store as well as App Store. What about desktop?
If you want to create a photo collage from your desktop, you can take advantage of the online tools available on the internet. No need to install an app. Simpler. Below is the list of online photo collage makers you can use for free.
1. Adobe Spark
In 2016, Adobe introduced a new product called Adobe Spark. It is an online graphic design you can use to create marketing materials and visual contents for social media. Probably, the Adobe’s intention of creating this product is for competing with the existing services like Canva and Crello. The capabilities of Adobe Spark is quite similar to those two tools. One of the things you can do with Adobe Spark is creating a collage photo. When creating a photo collage using this tool, you can select the layout as well as setting the thickness of the border and spacing. Adobe Spark tends to be an ideal tool to create a photo collage for business instead of fun. Adobe Spark itself uses freemium business model. You can use it for free as long as you want, although with some restrictions.
Canva is a great online graphic design tool. It’s an online tool we strongly recommend if you need to create things like visual contents for social media, brochures, flyers, and other marketing materials. One more thing, you can also use it to create photo collage, for free. Canva also uses the freemium business model. The advantage of Canva is that it has thousands of free images. Sure, you can also use you own photos. Same as Adobe Spark, Canva also tends to ideal to create photo collage for business needs instead of personal.
Fotor is the better suited tool if you want to create a collage photo for a fun purpose, like Instagram post may be. There are some cool collage layouts you can choose from. Before creating a collage, you need to import your photos first. Fotor also uses the freemium business model, meaning that you can use it for free. However, you have to deal with the banner ads if you work with free account. There are four types of collages offered by Fotor: classic collage, artistic collage, funky collage and photo stitching. Each collage type offers different styles of layouts.
Befunky is quite similar to Fotor in terms of interface and use. You will also see ads banner when working unless you upgrade your account. While you can use Befuncky to create a collage photo for a fun purpose, it is also possible if you want to create a collage photo for a more serious purpose. Marketing campaign on Facebook, for instance. To create a collage, you can upload photos from your computer or import from your Facebook account. In addition, you can also use free photos from Pixabay.
Photovisi is an online tool developed specifically as a collage photo maker. It is probably the best tool among other tools above if your intention of creating a photo collage is just for fun. The screen capture above is one of the collapse layouts offered by Photovisi. There are more similar layouts available. You can also use Photovisi without spending a dime. It’s just, you will also have to deal with a banner ads if you work with free account. Plus, there will be a very annoying watermark you can’t remove.
PhotoJoiner is another online photo collage maker that relies on ads to generate money. You will see the banner ads at the right panel and the bottom of the working window. PhotoJoiner is also a suited tool if you want to create a collage photo of your memories with friends of your spouse. With this tool you can create a photo collage with the maximum number of photos of 8. When creating a collage, you can also set the thickness of the border. PhotoJoiner offers 4 pre-set image sizes. But, you are allowed to specify your own image dimension. Your photo won’t be annoyed by an annoying watermark like Photovisi.
There are three things you can do with FotoJet: creating a design, editing a photo and of course, creating a photo collage. The use of FotoJet is also better suited for non-business although there is no sin if you want to use it to create a photo collage for social media post with the aim of promoting your business. FotoJet allows you to create a collage photo from more than 8 photos. There are plenty of layouts you can choose from. You can also set the spacing as well as the roundness of each cell. By default, your photo will be on a 1200 x 1200 dimension, but you can set your desired image dimension. FotoJet itself relies on ads to generate money.