If you have a whole bunch of photos to share, it may be easier or even more fun to pull them altogether into a neat little collage. Here are 3 online tools which work directly from your browser, all free – which will help you do just that.
1. How to make collages with the photos on your PC
Photovisi is a free online service which allows you to pick one of many collage template and then launches an in-browser interface where you can quickly add pictures.
My favorite part about this service is that it you don’t need to upload entire photos (which can take very long if your photos are high-res) in order to make it work. It is intelligent enough to create and use thumbnails from your pictures on-the-fly so that adding pictures from your computer is incredibly speedy. No installation or registration needed.
2. How to make collages with photos already online
Shape Collage takes photos found on any webpage and instantly turns it into a collage. The beauty of this is that it you don’t need to point it to Flickr or particular photo site for it to work. Just point it to ANY site, and it will crawl the page and make use of the pictures. Plus, you get to make all kinds of interesting shapes for collages.
There’s also a free desktop edition which allows you to play with your pictures offline.
3. How to edit photos and make simple collages online
Picture2Life is a free service which allows you to make simple edits to your photos before you collage them. Available on multiple platforms, it has a facebook as well as a made for iPhone interface, and a Firefox extension so you can collage from wherever you feel most comfortable.