One thing I really like about modern photography is the plethora of post shoot options. Digital cameras can take hundreds or thousands of photos at a time.
Besides delete, what can we do with all those photos? Posters. Collages. Basically, cram a bunch of the best photos together to make a totally unique set of photos into a giant poster or collage. How? Easy.
Right Brain, Meet Left Brain
My wife and I are totally complementary. She’s the creative and intuitive one. I’m the logical and structured one. When it comes to taking photos, we’re both photo hounds with half a dozen cameras within an arm’s reach.
She likes mix and match photos in artsy craftsy collages. I like orderly posters, photos stacked in agreeable rectangles.
Fortunately, many Mac apps give us options to exercise both sides of our brains.
PhotoPosterMaker is the latest point and click, drag and drop way to cram a dozen or so photos into a single collection.
We’re talking posters and collages for large formats, home or office, or for dishing out to unsuspecting family members or friends as gifts.
Drag, Drop, Point, Click, Share
PhotoPosterMaker may well be the easiest, least expensive poster (and collage) maker app you’ll find. Portrait or landscape. Panoramic or closeup. Choose preset layouts our create your own.
Photos can be rearranged to match or accentuate colors, subjects, orientation. Even change the background colors and resize photos in their respective frames.
I like that very wide angle, wide format photos can be stitched together, linking smaller frames to form a wider panoramic image. Orderliness rules.
PhotoPosterMaker is remarkably inexpensive; one of the new breed of Mac App Store apps that don’t cost much, do the basics and not much more.
Posters can be exported to a variety of graphic file formats (.jpg, .tiff, .png) to be printed on large format printers.
What’s missing? Controls to enhance each image would be nice, of course, for last minute tweaks.
However, there are dozens of Mac apps, including iPhoto, that do that already and don’t do large format posters and collages. PhotoPosterMaker is a pleasant surprise. You’ll spend more money on a trip to Starbucks.