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Photo Collages and Mosaics

Updated on February 20, 2016

Make Digital Photo Collages

One photo is fun and two photos are more fun so a photo collage is a ton of fun. Services like Design A Mosaic, College.com, Pixisnap, Picartia, Picture2Life and PhotoVisi can help you to easily make great free collages. On your computer and on your iPhone - there are a growing number of collage makers. Turn you collages into posters; post them on your own website or your Facebook or MySpace pages; print them out - there are a ton of ways to have fun with photo collages. They are especially awesome gifts if you make a collage of a party or a trip and share it with all the other folks who were there with you.

Collage.com - Photo canvases, photo blankets and photo greeting cards!

Collage.com
Collage.com

I thought I had tried out all the photo collage tools out there, but a reader left me a comment about collage.com and I was amazed! This website lets you upload pictures, make them into a shape collage, and order high-quality prints. You can share Collage.com collages online for free on Facebook or via a direct link. Each collage can include hundreds of pictures arranged however you like.

I love the variety of shapes - wedding, wedding kiss, US map, paw, wedding cake, mountain, tree and even a teddy bear! Other services have some interesting shapes but the technology that differentiates Collage.com from other software is its patent-pending auto-placement engine. Collage.com will automatically arrange photos to cover any shape without gaps or overlapping - something you can't get anywhere else!

But that isn't all. Collage.com also lets you place photos anywhere you want. It will automatically adjust surrounding photos to eliminate gaps and overlapping, leaving a picture-perfect shape collage!

Photo Collage Frame Ideas

Melannco 12-Opening Collage Frame (Espresso)
Melannco 12-Opening Collage Frame (Espresso)

This collage is a great frame for a collection of small 4 by 6 photos. Melannco has other frame sizes too.

 
Thinking Gifts Picture Pockets Photo Hanging Display, 40 photos in 20 pockets, Large, Clear, 1 unit (PPL )
Thinking Gifts Picture Pockets Photo Hanging Display, 40 photos in 20 pockets, Large, Clear, 1 unit (PPL )

This is a great and inexpensive way to display photos. Great for kids and for school or team events to quickly display photos.

 

Print Mosaic - Beautiful mosaics from any images

Print Mosaic
Print Mosaic

PrintMosaic.com focuses on using your photos from Facebook, Instagram or Dropbox. In the above example 481 photos were used to create this mosaic and in the inset you can see several individual photos. You can view the mosaic online and even print it WORLDWIDE via the Peecho printing option. I like this application for ease of use and I used it for those photos I had already stored on Dropbox. Likewise, if your photos are on Facebook, Instagram or Dropbox it could be a great service for you!

Shape College's Loupe - Your collage, Your SHAPE!

Loupe
Loupe

Like most collage programs, Loupe organizes a bunch of photos into a certain shape. But beyond that, Loupe gets better and better. If you are not satisfied with the automatic result you can edit the collage: delete a specific photo and move images across the shape any way you want. And Loupe tops most other programs with a wide range of shapes. There are animals, hearts, geometrical shapes, characters from multiple languages and even ASCII characters! In addition, you can arrange images into any word or phrase.

Picisto - Create photo collages and vision boards

Picisto
Picisto

Picisto is a very easy to use online tool that allows anyone to easily create photo collages and vision boards. Choose a layout. Upload your photos, import them from Facebook, grab them from Instagram, use your video cam - it's easy to import your photos into Picisto. Add text and shapes if you want. When you are all done you can order photos, download your images and even share them with friends. It's free to signup and there is even a demo you can use before signing up.

Photo Collage - Match Your Trip Photos with over 30 Countries

Country Collage
Country Collage

Picture2Life has a great collage feature that gives you the option to pick your photos and then pick a country shape (more than 30 available and more are being added). This is a great way to celebrate a trip to that country or recognize your home country.

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Shake and Collage!
Shake and Collage!

Shake and Collage

Mixel collages on your iPhone

Mixel is the EASIEST, FASTEST collage and framing app for your photos. You can choose from nine styles for your collages. You can grab your photos from Facebook, Instagram or your iPhone.

Showing the value of Mixel it has been acquired. Etsy, the online marketplace for buying and selling crafts and homemade goods, announced it has acquired the team behind Mixel, the iOS app for creating photo collages.

Mosaically - Mosaically to discover, make, share, and sell photo mosaic art.

Mosaically
Mosaically

Mosaically's Online Photo Mosaic Maker software lets you choose the big, main picture and the small, tile pictures to make your photo mosaic collage art within minutes. Then you can share it with your friends online for free, order prints, download digital files, or sell it online or offline for profit or fundraising.

Mosaically Tutorial - So Easy to Make a Mosaic

Shape Collage Goes Online - Grab photos from the web and make your collage!

Try out Shape Collage
Try out Shape Collage

Shape Collage Online is a web application that takes photos from anywhere on the web and automatically creates a photo collage in a number of different shapes, such as a rectangle, heart, cat, or a word. These collages can then be posted on a blog, website, emailed, used as a desktop wallpaper, etc. Amazingly easy to create collages!

Besides the aesthetic nature of these collages, they can also serve as image browsing tools because the individual photos in these online collages can be clicked to take you to the high resolution photo or the webpage that was linked to by the original image. This is particularly interesting when you use images from sites like YouTube, Amazon, eBay, or news websites, because it lets you visually scan through a large number of videos, shopping items, or news articles very quickly, and then you can click on the ones that interest you.

Zumyn

Zumyn
Zumyn

Zumyn Mosaics are a great way of marking a special occasion like a wedding or a graduation. You can add all the photos yourself, or set one up so that family and friends can contribute theirs – the choice is yours. You can create your collage online, and if you want (optional) Zumyn to print your collage the service is available worldwide. And, in case you were wondering, zumyn is pronounced "zoom-in."

Photovisi
Photovisi

Photovisi

If you want to make nice photo collages check out Photovisi.com is a new online collage maker that lets you quickly create beautiful collages using photos stored on your computer or your Flickr account. It is amazingly easy to use and even allows you to decide in what resolution to save your collages.

Pic-Collage

Pic-Collage
Pic-Collage

Over 10 MILLION people LOVE PicCollage because it's fast, fun and easy. It's the best way to create pretty collages of your friends and favorite things using stickers, text, web images and freeform cut-outs! Import photos from your photo library, your Facebook albums (and your friends' albums too), or use photos from the web to create a collage.

Collage Word
Collage Word

CollageWord (tm)

Choose from standard text (Mom, Dad, Family, Friends, Congrats!) or just create your own text. Then upload your photos and watch them collaged into the shape of your words! A great gift!

Image Mosaic Generator - The Simplest Mosaic Builder - Upload and Click

Image Mosaic
Image Mosaic

Mazaika - Mazaika Photo mosaic software

Mazaika Photo mosaic software
Mazaika Photo mosaic software

Using Mazaika you can make professional looking mosaic pictures from almost any kind and type of image files. Mazaika is the ONLY photo mosaic application that allows manual changes to every single tile in the finished mosaic. If you don't like an image, substitute it with another matching candidate image! You could even insert specific images as a sort of personal signature, or as a hidden picture riddle (as in a "Where are they?" puzzle book). Or you might need to make sure that a particularly well-liked image is not passed over as a tile; for example that Uncle Bob appears somewhere in your final mosaic. Wherea most of the mosaic and collage tools we have reviewed are web based, Mazaika is released as shareware software you download - including a free trial version.

Mazaika Photo Mosaic Software

Pho.to Photo Editor - Collages, Avatars, Photo Touchup and more

Pho.to
Pho.to

Want to make a flower, a heart or butterfly from your photo collection? Use templates from this group to make amazing photo collages. There are many collage services with more features, but Pho.to has some of the best shape options.

Tucia Photo Touch-Up - Photo Enhancements available worldwide

Tucia
Tucia

I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo. They can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available.

Create a photo mosaic online? EasyMoza!

EasyMoza
EasyMoza

EasyMoza is a online programme with which you can easily make your own photo mosaic. If you like the result, it is possible to save your photo mosaic to your computer. After that you can print your photo mosaic anywhere you want. This way EasyMoza is a lot cheaper than other suppliers.

EasyMoza

Live Collage - Google London

More Collage Sites Popping Up

I will collect new sites here and then review them as time permits.

Picture2Life Collage
Picture2Life Collage

Picture2Life Collages

Full photo editing PLUS collage maker

Create Collages. Sometimes one picture just doesn't say it all. Think of a collage as a picture of pictures! You can create as many collages as you like with your favorite pictures, choose from over 200 different, customizable, styles and layouts!

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      Samantha Greene 6 months ago

      Nice list @EditPhotos! I would also recommend TurboMosaic for photo mosaics: http://www.turbomosaic.com and TurboCollage for photo collages: http://www.turbocollage.com

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      Linda Williams 15 months ago

      I really like CollageIt, especially for the selection of layouts it provides. It's a cool app for Mac users.

      I also use PhotoVideoCollage as a mobile collage maker. It's a lesser known app, but great for making collages from photos and videos. It's free, so who's interested can check it out on http://photovideocollage.com/videocollage.html.

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      ProCollage 3 years ago

      We have been around before nearly all and our work speaks for it as to why we are so successful. Professional Photo Collages ProCollage® invites you and your visitors to view our picture collages & photo mosaics. Thank you! Commendations on your vast collection of resources.

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      serenity4me lm 4 years ago

      wow. I have to look into this. You give lots of info and resources, great detailed lens.

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      Edit Photos 4 years ago from Earth

      @geimbar: I am not a big Instagram user, but this looks like a nice collage tool for those who have big Instagram photo collections.

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      geimbar 4 years ago

      I am building a website that generates collages of your Instagram photos. Please feel free to visit www.instayearbook.com to give it a try.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      What a great way to make some art for your home. I would love to do this to my vacations photos.

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      kimmanleyort 4 years ago

      Your lenses always provide great value.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This looks like fun. I am certainly going to try this.

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      Interesting information, great tips, and worthy of purple stardom, blessed.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      These are so cool! I'm glad I find this article.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very nice

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Great lens and wonderful information and resources. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and also on Photography.

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      Edit Photos 4 years ago from Earth

      @anonymous: I started this lens after creating several holiday gifts a few years back. They do indeed make great gifts!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for doing this lens as I am working on a couple Christmas presents of my grandchildren for their parents and some of these might help.

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      forextrading2000 4 years ago

      You have some great information here. What a fun lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome work!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Amazing tips for making photo collages! Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      That's funny because I was just trying to make up my own collage with some photos. The thing is I want to do it myself, stupid I know. But is more of a challenge than having someone else do it for me. congrats on purple star

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      little tim 4 years ago

      this page is really cool nice work on it

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      Ronald Tucker 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I am a big sports fan and the Tabblo-Poster Collages would be ideal...I hope HP brings the service back. Very useful list of photo editing softwares and services.

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      doloarts 4 years ago

      It can easily combine several digital photos into one, copying part of one photo and pasting it into another by using your image-editing software.

      If you want frame in the particular photo go to visit http://www.doloarts.com

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      Dianeyp LM 4 years ago

      A photo collage makes a great gift, and you never tire of looking at them. great lens!

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      sagebrushmama 5 years ago

      Amazing what you can do with photos! Thank you for visiting and blessing my "Motion Mindset" lens!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Wow, love the photo effects. Great info on photo collage!

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      gaser983 5 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done! Squidlike

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      CanvasArtPrint LM 5 years ago

      got to love a collage!

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      WorldVisionary3 5 years ago

      Great tips for making photo collages! Thumbs up.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Fantastic. Love the way you have presented this material and the information is simply great, Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Photography. Hugs

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      TheresaMarkham 5 years ago

      I had no idea that I could make a photo mosaic myself & that there was software & online services to do it! Yahoooo!

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      esvoytko lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing all these software solutions! I use GIMP but that might not be so user-friendly for collage making...

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      LesleyOC 5 years ago

      I had no idea there were so many ways to make a photo collage, I can't wait to try some of them out!

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      caffimages 5 years ago

      I love photo mosaics and have had one of a lion on my wall for years. Some great ideas here! I'll be back.

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      markadamdouglass 5 years ago

      Awesome lens. Great info. Thanks for creating it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A new site for creating photo collages in your browser is Picisto.

      http://www.picisto.com

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      kovid7 5 years ago

      Wow!!!!

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      katieross 5 years ago

      Great looking lens! I love it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nothing better than collaging on a rainy day.

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      McBub-Squidoo 5 years ago

      It seems that you are good at collage.

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      biggking lm 5 years ago

      always wanted to do this!

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      Wow! I didn't know there was a free tool to make photo mosaics. That's really cool

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Great lens ! Useful and informative.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      This was a well written lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Interesting ways to use pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      pjsart 5 years ago

      This is a great fun lens, thanks for the info

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing lens! Great tips and awesome info, thanks!

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Looks like this would be a lot of fun to do. Thanks for the ideas and resources. Blessed.

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      bechand 5 years ago

      Way cool !

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      You have just opened a door I never knew existed! How fun, creative, entertaining, and exciting! Thanks for a great lens!!

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      A great resource page for making photo collages. Found this page on a page by Kim Manley Ort.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      Impressive. Thank you.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Fascinating stuff!! thanks for sharing... ;-)

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      great lesson on collages, and fabulous resources.

      Thanks

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      utopia5230 5 years ago

      Good resourse

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow a great lens lots of information here.

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      Bloomsandbugs LM 5 years ago

      Whoa! This lens is jampacked with amazing info about photo collages. I didn't even know that these many tools existed. Thanks a lot for sharing such useful info. Great work.

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      Prescriptiondrugrehab 5 years ago

      Great list of resources for collages, thank you

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      teristazko 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      I enjoy your lenses so much! Bookmark all of them! Thanks for all the tips for FUN! Blessed!

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      petkong 5 years ago

      Wonderful lense. Fastest way to create photo collages that's hard to do on Photoshop

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your lenses are always full of such great and useful information, thanks so much :)

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      Anderotin 5 years ago

      I liked everything! Similarly, buy a good camera!

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      Inspired-Photography 5 years ago

      I love all your photo editing pages.. It's fun to try the different ones out.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Great photo collage resources. I've been wanting to create one. Thanks!

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      I have never looked into make photo collage but its a great idea for a unique holiday gift for family.

      Thanks for stopping by and blessing my lens on Fairy Houses. =)

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      AdeleW 5 years ago

      Guess what I am going to try this afternoon! Looks great fun & thanks for sharing!

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      JeremyAce 5 years ago

      Loved the Google timelapse video, nice addition to the lens

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      writer_villa 5 years ago

      Good lens

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      pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      I'm going to try this out and surprise my wife with a wedding pictures collage. Thanks for sharing all of these resources I had not heard of previously.

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      Tracy Gibb 5 years ago

      These are amazing!

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      a simple word to say; incredible lens....

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      Edit Photos 5 years ago from Earth

      @TheGourmetCoffe: I do some HTML programming so I customized it a bit, but the first time I built a table like that I used Squidutils - http://squidutils.com/tables.php

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      MoneySavingEnth 5 years ago

      Very cool. I heart mosaics. I like how you made a table. Liken' your lens. Hopen' you like mine back. Have a good weekend.

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      Great lens, enjoyed it very much. Great tips and appreciate the links for ShapeCollage Online, Photovisi and Picture2LifeCollages. Will check them out. Thank you for sharing.

      Question: how did you create the table in the intro module of this lens? (feature, design, etc.). Really like it.

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      MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

      Excellent I always wondered how to do this.

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      heehaw lm 5 years ago

      great tips... thanks for the digital tools

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      shivnagsudhakar 6 years ago

      good lens

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      shivnagsudhakar 6 years ago

      good lens

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      NoobWriter LM 6 years ago

      Good lens...keep it up

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      Excellent lens. I learned a lot and will be using collages soon. Thanks. Blessed and bear hugs, Frankie

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      rosytaylor 6 years ago

      Hi! This is an amazing and Awesome lens and very informative too. Thanks for sharing such a nice lens. Nicely done, Keep up your great work!

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      HeatherTodd1 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great post..Nice

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      elina1285 6 years ago

      Hey Good article i like this :) I just printed my collage photo book from adoramapix. This lens was useful

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      serenity4me lm 6 years ago

      This is a great lens, lots of resources! I like making real mosaics with china, but oh these look like great fun with photos. I'm probably going to have to try it. Thank you so much!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'd love to make some mosaics. So cool! Thanks for the info!

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      noland1977 6 years ago

      Looks like a great lens to get into family collages, thanks!

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      Elenaind 6 years ago

      Great and very useful lens! Thanks for sharing :)

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      penguinavations 6 years ago

      Great lens! loved it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @EditPhotos: Thanks dude! We will get back to you when we have a more polished product :)

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      Edit Photos 6 years ago from Earth

      @anonymous: Good luck! I added this to my list - but it's a bit early in the development of this product for me to do a full review. I am sure it will be working better with more features in the coming days! Looks like you may have a niche for those focusing on Facebook photos.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Please check our new free online photo mosaic creation tool at http://picmos.me

      You will be able to easily create any picture mosaic using the profile pictures of your friends.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      Awesome lens on making photo collages, and cool software! I can't wait to try out some of the software you mentioned. This really is a great-looking lens. I know you put many hours of work into this lens doing a lot of research, and making it look great!

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      CelinaHamm 6 years ago

      Wow, Awesome Lens!!! Loaded with tons of information. Great Job! :)

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      Serj 6 years ago

      Wow! This is really awesome... I may use this for our next anniversary or something, I especially like the couple mosaic under the Design A Mosaic section. I really amazing lens!

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      nuntana 6 years ago

      Nice lens. I love this len.

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      Dalmain 6 years ago

      Okay, you got me ! My mom is a 'photo junkie' and she would just burst with joy if I whipped together a 'photo mosaic'.

      Thanks so much for this lens and all the possibilities that's presented here. And for sure, my mom will be thanking you when I complete the project ! 8o)

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      whittescribble 6 years ago

      Nice lens. I'm uploading small photos on EasyMoza as I comment!

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      LikinTrikin LM 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens...so many choices.....don't know where to start. Thanks so much for all of this information. I'm so glad I found your lenses. Will definitely be back to many of them.

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      Edit Photos 6 years ago from Earth

      @anonymous: I actually had updated my notes on Frintr - "it's still evolving, but I like the potential."