The Mac App Store has thousands of collage makers. Most are lame, some are good and a few of them are just the perfect apps that anyone looking for picture/collage editors should use. Picture Collage Maker for the Mac appears to fit that bill despite a relatively costly price tag.
The best thing about Picture Collage Maker is that it's versatile and quite expansive with its templates, and editing options. The developers let us test the app in its full glory and after playing around with it, I think it's the best app you can get for all those picture edits you do for all the various occasions.
Hundreds of Templates to Work On
When it comes to making collages and picture cards, templates matter the most. If you're a Photoshop-pro, you probably have the ability to create your own collages with all the effects, gradients, drop shadows and stuff. But not everyone's a design jedi. For those of us, there's software like Picture Collage Maker.
There are about 140+ templates to pick from and they're clearly segmented so you can pick the type of collage/picture card you want to work on. As part of a holiday offer, Picture Collage Maker also comes with even more template packs (Halloween, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Wedding, Calendar etc.) for free. I think that puts the number at over 150. That's a huge number of templates to work from.
And talking about templates, these aren't usual, boring, run-of-the-mill designs. But I think you'll find them a little less exciting till you begin to tweak them to your needs.
A Lot of Customization
We want a way to create a beautiful collage of all those photos we take. Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday, Christmas – no matter what the occasion, a picture card is always beautiful. The thing about Picture Collage Maker 3 is that it offers plenty of customization options.
That's the most important thing about any collage maker/photo editor. Sure there are hundreds of templates but can you edit them the way you want? And when you do edit, does it retain the overall aesthetic?
Our test runs of the software allowed us to see that you could change almost everything about every template that you pick. After all, you're shelling out $20 not just to add photos but to be able to edit quite a lot. That's precisely what you get with this one.
Yet, the most important thing about any software is that it should be easy to use. I won't venture so far out as to say that Picture Collage Maker is pretty simple but if you do well with drag-n-drop and editing text, tweaking values to make the text stand out beautifully, using Picture Collage Maker would be a breeze.
Picture Collage Maker lets you export in a variety of ways: image, PDF, via email, Message, iPhoto etc.
Price: $19.99 (30% off, Holiday Offer)
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