As long as I’ve been collecting Mac apps there are times when I don’t fully understand or appreciate the business side of app development. I can see why Apple puts iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, and Garageband on each new Mac.
It’s a value added proposition. Apple entices customers to buy a Mac because the Mac comes with all the basic apps most of us need.
When it comes to photos, iPhoto (free) gives us options to create photo galleries, collages, books, and more. Or, we can add Photoshop (very expensive, steep learning curve) and create professional looking photos, galleries, and collages.
Or, use CollageIt Free. It’s takes your photos and makes attractive collages. It’s free.
Start with four collage styles (mosaic, grid, center, pile), and choose from a few dozen templates and then simply drop in your photos. It’s actually that easy.
Three steps. That’s all it takes to produce an attractively designed and laid out collage using CollageIt.
As soon as you drop in the photos, CollageIt arranges them according to the chose layout and collage type.
While the automation makes a collage in an instant, you still get some control over the details. Customize the collage background, for example. Change photo borders and shadows using the sidebar tools.
Use the cropping tool to make sure a photo fits perfectly within the chosen frame. And, of course, move photos from one frame to another within the collage.
Not bad for free, right? Wait. There’s more.
CollageIt can create a random layout of photo frames with just a click. All the photos in a collage can be shuffled into different frames with a click.
The entire collage can be saved as a .jpg file, .png file, Photoshop PSD file, or a standard PDF so you can seed your creative masterpiece to family and friends or upload to Facebook.
Why is CollageIt Free free?
The same developer has an even more powerful collage making app called Picture Collage Maker which has a price tag, so they want you to try the free version, and decide you need a more comprehensive collage making tool and will upgrade to a paid version.
Again, I don’t claim to know much about the economics of building Mac apps, but a free price tag on CollageIt makes it an absolute bargain.