Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Does a specific software exists which could simplify the process of making collective images such as these?

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... preferably with some options (like "pins", some visual effects on the "polaroids" etc). Currently I'm doing it manually, but it is a lot of work.

Not sure if this is exactly on topic here, or just bordering, but it seems it could be a relatively often demand of customers.

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Duplicate? photo.stackexchange.com/questions/10424/… – D. Lambert Dec 3 '13 at 22:21
@D.Lambert I've coincidentally suggested the same answer - which makes me think it's probably a duplicate. – dav1dsm1th Dec 4 '13 at 0:19
I suppose this question does specifically mention Polaroids - which the other question and answers make no mention of - and which Picasa has (though they avoid mentioning Polaroid by name). – dav1dsm1th Dec 4 '13 at 11:52

Picasa 3.0 (free from Google) has a picture collage function which allows you to create merged images like the examples in your question. It includes a picture border option that allows a "polaroid" style and allows you to place (and rotate) images by hand.

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I don't see an option for "pins" - so you'd have to add these in a later stage in your workflow using your favourite image editor (and a suitable image of a "pin" to clone). – dav1dsm1th Dec 3 '13 at 23:06

I use Picasa it is a great option. But let us know what Operating System are you using. For Mac there is some apps like CollageIt and Posterino who does a great job, there are not free but I'll help a lot in the process. Is more easier to put a pin deco in Photoshop than do the whole workflow. There also a few options in mobile apps, since Im new I can post more links, but Diptic is one of my favorites. Again, it hels a lot in the process maybe does not all the job but agilize the process.

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TurboCollage, Picture Collage Maker and CollageFactory Pro are all great Mac tools for creating collages with a polaroid look/feel.

CollageFactory Pro is also available as a Windows application, though I have not had any experience with that version.

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