One of the most popular categories on the Mac App Store is the Photography section. That’s where you’ll find a plethora of one-trick-pony photo enhancement apps, and a few dozen collage creation apps.
Many are free, others cost a few dollars at most, but all feature one thing in common. Easy collage creations that can be customized and shared with ease.
Photo Stitching Made Easy
When I first caught sight of Colapic, which is billed as a way stitch multiple photos together, I thought it was a panorama creation app for the Mac.
I’ve tried a few of those and none of them are as good as using the panorama effect in the iPhone 5. Upon a closer look I realized Colapic isn’t as much about stitching as it is about collage.
As a collage maker app, this is one you’re going to love using and it’s free (with an in-app option to get more layouts).
It couldn’t be much easier to use. Select from any of over 200 collage template layouts. Then, just grab a photo and drop it in.
Colapic’s layouts can hold up to 10 photographs, and each can be rotated and scaled. Or, add effects, change the background pattern, add a border, and change the ratio size of each photo.
Collage apps have a number of things in common. Most have basic layouts, border options, resizing capability, and can share finished collages.
Colapic’s claim to fame is the sheer number of layouts, plus an option to get more.
As collage apps go, Colapic will rank among the easiest to use, even though the feature set is rather standard fare.
Finished collages can be printed, saved as an image file, or shared in Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Here’s the only problem. While the Colapic app is free and it comes with built-in layouts, it doesn’t come with many.
If you want to get to the 227 level, you’ll have to shell out a few dollars and that’s not mentioned on the app’s Mac App Store page. Caveat emptor, and all that.
We’ve asked Apple to come clean about in-app purchases and make sure that app developers tell the whole story about what’s included in the app before purchase and download. Still, Colapic is free to start, so you’re not out much more than a little time.