"Easy-to-use and free collage maker."
CollageIt for Mac is a nice and easy to use application that allows you create customizable collages for family photo albums, websites, or even just a fun picture for your social networking sites. CollageIt for Mac is loaded with several different collage templates as well as a free mode that allows you to carefully place your images just how you want them.
There’s also plenty of effects you can add to your collage like vintage, black & white, blurred, and more. The free version comes with just a handful of effects, but once you upgrade to the full version you’ll receive abundance of effects plus more as updates are released. CollageIt for Mac also has the ability to add text to your collage adding a nice finishing touch to your work.
CollageIt for Mac is a great way to throw together a bunch of photos change a few settings and get a great collage out of it. It has options to post and share directly to Facebook as well as export your image to a variety of different formats. It even gives you the option to save the image directly as your desktops background.
Installation is standard for OS X applications. It will more than likely be flagged as a unknown developer by OS X’s Gatekeeper security function. You’ll have to either disable Gatekeeper or right click open or ctrl click on the application to be able to launch it.
The interface is clean, well organized, and extremely easy to get the hang of it. Options at the top are to change the template, randomize the template, shuffle the pictures, or add text. Your left side is where you can drag and drop or browse to add images. The right side will hold your effects and customizable options, while the center holds the preview of your collage.
- The free version is fully usable and only offers the upgrade to paid version when trying to access the additional features like higher resolutions or access more effects
- Easy to use with plenty of functionality
Templates occasionally got bugged and began to stack preview images on top of each other.
Another Collage specific application which is available on OS X as well as Microsoft Windows is Shape Collage. Shape Collage automatically forms collages out of chosen images and like CollageIt for Mac it can be done in just a few short minutes.
CollageIt for Mac is a very easy to use application that will having you making collages from your images within minutes. Each feature is laid out in a easy to understand interface and works smoothly. I only ran into a few snags while putting collages together, but for the majority of the time CollageIt worked incredible fast as effects and changes where updated nearly instantly to the preview photo. If you’re looking to make some neat collages and are currently running Mac OS X I would suggest you check this one out. With a fully functional free version there isn’t much of a reason not to.
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or later, 1GHz Intel processor, 1GB of RAM
What's new in this version: Fix Bugs
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