Photo collage Maker – Picasa 3

Here is how you can easily create a photo collage with Picasa 3 as a free collage maker. Earlier We saw how to make photo collage with the free software Photoscape.This tutorial is on how to create even better photo collages with Picasa 3, a free image editor and photo organizer from Google. Picasa 3 is also an excellent free collage maker.

How to create photo collage with Picasa 3?

  • Free Download Picasa 3 and install it.
  • Open Picasa 3 and it will automatically detect all images on your computer and create a library. From the library, Choose the photos that you want to use in the photo collage. (Note that you can even deselect photos later, while editing the collage).
  • Click “Collage” in the Picasa ribbon.
  • On clicking collage, you will be automatically taken to “Settings”, where you can customize the looks of your photo collage.
  • You can choose to arrange the photos either as a picture pile, mosaic, frame mosaic, grid or contact sheet.There is also an option called “Multiple exposure”, but I wasn’t very successful with it.You can however give it a try
  • If you choose a picture pile setting for your photo collage, you can specify a “collage frame” (picture border), background color, page format and even draw shadows around all pictures used in the photo collage.
  • If you choose a mosaic, frame mosaic or grid display for your photo collage, you can specify grid spacing between the photos and a background color
  • The Picasa editor also makes it easy to remove any image from the photo collage or shuffle or scramble the pictures in the collage
  • You can even choose any picture from the photo collage and apply a specific border or background to it. In my example (see photo collage at the bottom), I have applied the “Instant camera” border for one of the pictures.
  • Next, click “Create Collage”.
  • After creating the collage, you can edit it to do some basic fixes like cropping, repairing red eye flaws, adjusting contrast etc. You can also tune it for light, shadows, color temperature etc.
  • You can also edit it to give some special effects like Focal B&W (Black and white), glow, tint etc.
  • To share the photo collage, upload it to a web album in your online Picasa account or send it by email. You can even take a print or “Export” the photo collage to a folder in your hard disk.

That is it. You can create amazing photo collages, as easily as outlined above, with Picasa 3. Enjoy making photo collages with picasa 3 as a collage maker.

12 comments on “Photo collage Maker – Picasa 3

  1. when i try to create a collage and save it, it has this big “DRAFT” sign written all over it. how do i get rid of the draft sign?? please help!

  2. the draft appears only during the creation process but once the collage maker completes creating the collage, it automatically disappears.

    You will then see options to give effects and do corrections.

  3. picasa can be used to easily create a polaroid with the inbuilt collage maker.

  4. Hi,

    I was using Picasa 3 and I was making a collage but I don’t know how to print it????


  5. Open the photo collage in picassa,choose File >> Print…

  6. I did everything indicated to create a collage but when I click print it will not print.
    Any ideas. I tried file print also.
    I want an 8 1/2 X 11 did get one 4 x6 but have no idea how.

  7. What happens when you click Print?

  8. Thank you very much, the program and guide is very useful. You saved me from failing a project!

  9. hi,
    i have already created a collage… i want edit it ,,,like rotating some photos, their size , n add some more photos…….
    even on double clicking , the ” edit collage ” doesnt appear to the right of ” back to library “……..what do i do now…

  10. When I tried to click on create collage button, nothing happens. I don’t know if it was saved or not. When I try to close PICASA 3, it says save changes to the unsaved file. I did. Now I can’t seem to find where the fuck is that PICASA 3 saved my collage.. Damn it!

  11. Thanks a lot! I wanted my kids to design homemade Father’s Day cards with pictures and this mini tutorial was exactly what I needed! We were creating and pasting photo collages lickety split!

  12. I used to use Picnik to make photo grid collages. I could choose for example, a page of two rows with three photos per row, or three rows with three columns. How can I do this in Picasa?

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