Photo Collage

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 5, 2009
Updated • Dec 5, 2012
Software, Windows software

A photo collage can be a very personal gift for a close relative or friend. Computer generated photo collages have become popular in the last years. Shape Collage is a multi-OS photo collage software that comes in a version for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and even a Java version which should pretty much cover most computer systems in use these days.

Shape Collage can be used to create various pre-configured sahpes like hearts, rectangles or circles but also custom shapes like text entered by the user or a custom drawing which can be created from within the photo collage software easily. Some of the shapes do obviously require more photos than others. Take for example a circle and the word Ghacks.

Additional options include the customization of the background which can be a solid background color, transparent or a selected photo. It is furthermore possible to create a border around the photo collage, select a size for the final image, pick a photo size, select the number of photos that should be used and define the photo spacing.

Shape Collage is a very sophisticated easy to use software program to create photo collages. It comes with all the features expected and provides access to some interesting unique features that most other photo collage applications are not offering.

Update: Please note that the program requires Java to run on your system. Make sure the latest version of the JRE is installed on it before you try and run the program. A version for iPhone and iPod Touch has been released recently, as well as  pro version that removes the watermarks from the images and can be used in commercial environments.

The latest free version for Windows is compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system including the recently released Windows 8.


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  1. ovey said on April 28, 2012 at 1:11 am


    I saw that you’ve written about us before. I was wondering if you would be interested in writing about our new web application?

    Loupe ( is very similar to Shape Collage. It It is very user friendly and you can get photos from almost any website! Are you interested in hearing more about Loupe?

    Please let me know — I look forward to hearing from you!


  2. faith said on December 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

    From all the above-mentioned paragraph and pictures, I can see that Shape Collage is a fantastic tool for common people to use. Thanks for sharing.

  3. guerniz said on October 30, 2009 at 11:12 am


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