In an age before the digital revolution memories were preserved by keeping them in photo albums. Today, most albums we have are on Facebook. In the same way as Facebook albums have replaced real albums, scrapbooking has been replaced by creating online collages.
Online collage tools allow you to decorate and arrange your memories in a creative and pretty way in the same way that scrapbooking did. Scrapbooking often features beautiful borders and stickers among other things. Online collage makers offer the exact same experience, but without the hassle of having to buy anything or print out pictures. After all, a physical scrapbook can be damaged or lost. An online album or collage is forever.
Since one of the advantages of using online photo collage maker websites is saving money, it would make sense that most people would rather stick to the websites that are completely free of cost. Luckily there are many websites that offer this tool for free. Some of them offer a select few features for a price in what is typically referred to as a ‘premium package’. It can be hard to discern which tool is truly free and which has hidden costs. It often happens that a user has already finished their collage before they are told they cannot download or share it without paying a fee. This is very frustrating, but it’s also hard to avoid. Or at least, it was. Now you have a handy list of the best websites and what each one offers.
Here is, in no particular order, the 13 best free online photo collage maker websites:
BeFunky isn’t primarily a collage creating tool, but it does have a very easy to use collage feature in addition to its various photo editing options. BeFunky is the best choice if you want to be creative with your collage and customize it with plenty of effects. BeFunky isn’t limited to a single device either. It’s available as an online tool, but it is also an app available for both Android and iOS devices.
Canva offers many unique templates that you can choose from in order to make the perfect collage. Most of these collages are free, but there are a few that requires payment. Not to fret though as the free options offers enough variety to cater to every occasion. Canva is also available for use on an iPad. Both the web and iPad versions have many different effects, font, filters and shapes that can be played around with.
Unlike some of the other entries on this list, PicMonkey is only accessible on a PC or laptop. They more than make up for this with the wide variety of features they have on offer. In addition to multiple collage types, PicMonkey also offers users other tools related to image editing. These tools can be used to touch up and airbrush pictures for the most beautiful result possible.
This web-based website favors simplicity over all else. The tools offered here are perfect for those who abhor frills and prefer to approach things in a minimalistic style. All of Picture2Life’s tools are free and simplistically beautiful collages can be enhanced with the extra features that they have on offer. Some of the additional features that they offer include adding text and shadows to your collage.
This powerful collage tool enables users to incorporate videos into their collages. It is currently only available to Mac users, but it will soon become available for those who prefer other operating systems. The free version of PhotoVideoCollage allows users to incorporate photos, videos and music into their collages to create something truly unique. Other features like borders, shading, etc. are also available.
Being both 100% and web-based means that this collage tool is the perfect fit for most. PhotoCollage can be used on Mac, Android, Windows and iOS devices including touch screen smartphones. There are many reset templates available for use, but if you are feeling creative you can also take the time to create a freeform collage. This tool allows for easy sharing to social media websites.
Fotor is designed to look professional and is perfect for a more refined type of collage. There are plenty of different options when it comes to creating the collages. The design isn’t only professional and high quality, but also user-centric. The tools are very intuitive and can be used by even the most amateur of collage creators.
This collage creator is available on both Mac and Windows devices, as well as a Chrome app. It is completely free with no hidden costs. This app is mainly for photo editing, but it comes with a built in collage maker as well. There are six different types of collages and each can be customized to best suit your needs. This app was formerly known as Picasa.
Nothing is more convenient than an automatic collage maker. CollageIt (available on both Mac and Windows) makes collaging easy by having a wide variety of templates available for use. This doesn’t mean there’s no room for creativity with this tool, in fact, CollageIt also has a feature that allows you to create collages from scratch. It all depends on what works best for you.
This collage creating tool is by far not the one with the best user interface, but the quality of the collage layouts earns it its place on this list. Available as an online tool and a Chrome app for both iOS and Android, piZap offers diverse layouts, borders and other features.
As the name would imply, this tool allows you to create collages in different shapes. This feature makes it unique when compared to other collage tools available. Shapecollage is available on Linux, iOS, Mac and Windows. It’s free for all of these except iOS. All creations can be shared to social media directly from the app itself.
12. Fotojet 2.0
This web-based collage tool has the widest variety of templates available on any collage tool to date. The latest update pushed the number of templates available well over 500. Collages can be created in the format of a Twitter header, Facebook cover and a YouTube banner. This tool is incredibly versatile and can be used to create posters as well as many other types of creative picture arrangements as well.
As you’d assume from the name, this website is frog themed. Don’t be fooled into thinking all of your collages will have to be frog themes as well however. Ribbet has a huge library of collage layouts that can be customized with stickers, effects, text and borders among many others. Ribbet also allows you to share the collages directly from their website to your social media.