Photo Collages Made Easy

It’s almost summer, and I’ve been taking lots of photos. When you have a ton of images and want to share them, what do you do? Edit and make beautiful collages is my first choice. You could make a collage by piecing images together using a photo editor like Photoshop or GIMP, but it requires a lot of careful resizing and measuring, and really isn’t much fun.

You don’t need to be a master designer to make beautiful photo mosaics for your Instagram feed or to print. All you need is a few of your favorite images and a great program that makes creating collages a breeze. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

A. Smart Phone Apps

For those who do everything on a smart phone, try one of these amazing 6 apps to create beautiful mosaics.

1. Unfold

Developer: Unfold Creative
Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

This extremely popular app is free but you’ll need to pay a one time fee for some of your favorite collection of collages. There are basic 25 templates plus 90 premium templates. This is a great collection of templates and a little something for everyone. It’s user-friendly, and when you’re finished,  you can save it to your camera roll. Photo below via Unfold on Instagram:

Unfold app collage

2. Canva

Developer: Canva
Price: Free (paid plans available)

Canva is an extremely versatile app that can be used to design logos, posters, business cards, resumes and graphics all from this one drag and drop app. First choose your desired result such as an Instagram post. Then follow the sequence of editing until you get your result.  Start with the free version and if you use it daily for work, you can move up to one of the paid plans later.

Merge Videos Feature

Photo via Adoramapix using Canva app


Developer: JellyBus Inc.
Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

This free editor and collage app for iPhone allows its users to edit their photos in any way they want.  It is super intuitive to use and its many functions allow you to create stunning photos that you can personalize.  The app features over 180 filters, amazing photo editing tool and a Pro Camera that lets you capture videos and photos. MOLDIV app enables you to combine as many as 16 photos in a collage, while it also provides over 300 frames. The Magazine feature lets the app’s users create collages that resemble a magazine cover with 135 layouts.

MOLDIV app collage

Photo via MOLDIV on Instagram

4. StoryLuxe

Developer: Brian Delaney
Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

Storyluxe is a very popular app with dynamic Instagram story templates using  Polaroid and instant film templates, neon, floral, and more. You can also change the background color in most templates too. The app is free with some in-app purchases available.

StoryLuxe app templates

Photo via StoryLuxe on Instagram

5. Pic Collage

Developer: Cardinal Blue
Price: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

Create a collage without the frames. Just drop your photos onto the canvas on your screen, then add effects, doodles or text, or change the background. Whatever your heart desires. The collages this app generates bear the closest resemblance to actual paper collages, with the added bonus of being easy to share on social media,

PicCollage photo collage

Photo via Pic Collage on Instagram

6. PhotoGrid: Video & Pic Collage Maker, Photo Editor

Developer: Videopix
Price: Free but contains ads (Offers In-App Purchases)

Select the photos you want and Photo Grid automatically suggests personalized frames and layouts. The app offers frames in different sizes, as well as different backgrounds and borders. You can also crop your photos and arrange them in a collage yourself. In the end, you’ll always end up with a clean-looking and eye-catching collage.

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Photo via Photogrid @ Instagram

B. Online Templates

There are also many online photo editors and collage makers. I’ve used both of the 2 below:

1.Be Funky

Developer: BeFunky
Price: Free (Basic), $6.99/month (Premium)

BeFunky’s all-in-one online Creative Platform has everything you need to easily edit photos, create graphic designs, and make photo collages. You can easily create breathtaking online photo collages. Simply upload your photos and let the Collage Wizard automatically create a stunning collage for you, or choose from a collection of fully customizable layouts. They even have layouts designed especially for Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so your posts are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

BeFunky collage

Photo via BeFunky

2. iPiccy: Photo Editor, Collage Maker, Graphic Designer

Developer: iPiccy Inc.
Price: Free

iPiccy is an awesome online image editor. There are tons of useful tools and the interface couldn’t be easier to work with. This free online photo editor also has Collage Maker for building a free photo collage, and a tool called Designer that has layer support and includes the option to make vector images. There are lots of interesting and useful layouts and templates for you to use when making a collage, and all of iPiccy’s editing tools are nicely organized so you can find the basic and advanced ones with ease. The only problem with the collage maker is you must first edit and download each photo in Editor prior to uploading to the Collage Maker. You cannot edit photos in Collage. I’ve used this program often.

I hope this encourages you to explore and to find the right program for you. Thanks for taking the time to visit me.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

5 thoughts to “Photo Collages Made Easy”

  1. I tend to use befunky myself and there are just a couple of free collage options too.

  2. Thanks for telling us about the ones you’ve come across. I have a few different ones on my phone. My fav one online is PicMonkey 🙂

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