COLLAGE CREATION ÜBER-TOOL.

cf/x collage

Find out just how easy it can be to turn photos into a collage! cf/x collage is the #1 app for quickly assembling your pictures into great-looking collages.

collage allows you to easily adjust every image (Zoom and Pan). Hold spacebar and use your mouse to pan (move an image within its frame) or the command key to zoom. No need to crop your images in iPhoto.

collage’s intuitive interface makes it fun to assemble any number of photos into a collage. Start by dragging a selection of images (from Finder, iPhoto, Aperture, …) to collage’s canvas. Even traditionally tedious tasks like composing individual photos becomes fun, and collage can change the whole layout for you with a few simple clicks. Then export your new masterpieces to social sites, save them to disk, or print in high-resolution.

More Information

Here is a quick overview of collage’s key controls:

  • to start a collage, simply drag and drop multiple images from iphoto, aperture or the finder onto the canvas
  • move any frame’s border to change the layout
  • to zoom any individual image in the collage press the ‘command key’ and use your mouse (click and drag)
  • to move (pan) an image in its frame press ‘spacebar’ and use your mouse (click and drag)
  • to exchange images simply drag one image into the other
Key Features
  • Intuitive interactive editing of your layout – as you go
  • Automatic layout adaption during image import and when you add new images
  • Compose individual images directly on the canvas (using zoom, pan, and advanced composition guides) – no more tedious cropping or zooming in iPhoto
  • Non-destructive – collage will never touch your source images
  • No limits – expand any collage simply by adding more images
  • Color Themes to quickly set the ‘mood’ of your collage
  • Export to many different file formats, iPhoto, Aperture, the Desktop (background image), cf/x alpha, and upload to social websites
  • Save layouts as templates for quick starting points for new collages
  • Create self-contained archives for safe storage


Version: 1.4.4
Date: 2014-Dec-22

USD $9.99

A license can be purchased directly from within the trial version.

Requirements

Macintosh (Intel, 64 bit)
2 GB RAM
OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

How to

On the screenshots below hover over the hot-spots to disclose tool-tips.

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Start by dragging a selection of images (from Finder, iPhoto, Aperture,…) to the canvas and see how collage automatically creates a layout for you as a starting point.

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Simply drag one image into another to exchange them.

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Move a frame’s border to change layout.

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Hold spacebar and use your mouse to pan (move an image within its frame).

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Hold the command key and use your mouse to zoom any image.

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You can also select one of the many templates to start your collage.

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Use the ‘Max Crop’/’Max Crop All’ command to reset zoom.

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If necessary, you can rotate and mirror any image.

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Set frame color and size.

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Not happy with the composition? Randomize the image allocation or create a new layout.

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Use ‘Themes’ to turn your collage’s color into sepia tone, or black and white, give them a unique vintage instant camera look or let them appear as if everything was made entirely out of silver or neon lights.

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Save your composition as .collage file for later use. The file contains all links to the used images as well as the ‘recipe’ for your collage.

If you make an ‘archive’, the .collage file contains the actual images instead of just the links.

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When you are happy with the composition, you can ‘Preview’ it, export to different file formats, share it or directly add it to your iPhoto library.

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Select a file format and the output size.

Detailed documentation is available from the Help Menu inside the application.

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