Shape Collage

Shape Collage

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    22,069
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 15, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    687.17KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    44
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Shape Collage sets itself apart from the competition thanks to its lack of cute add-ons, and thanks to professional results. Users may never look back because this program is easy to use and looks so good.

At first glance, the program's interface is slightly confusing, with a lot of white space and few command buttons. The biggest hurdle is that there is no guidance on how to download photos and make a collage. However, with a glance at the Help file and some random toying around, we felt instantly at home here. Most photo collage programs we've tested prior to Shape Collage only allowed for hazy collections of shots or, worse, childish graphics and clip art. This program, however, skips all those trappings and focuses on making a tight collage that mimics a collection of snapshots spread across the table. Users bank the shots they want to use, choose the rough shape of the collage and how tightly the pictures should be bundled, and instantly create a crisp collection of their favorite shots. Another highlight was that the program saves the collage as a JPEG. The program offers many features that help customize the collage. From simple menus aimed at adjusting the angle of shots, color of border, and size of photos, users have complete control.

With professional results and a lot of power, users should have no problem overcoming the initially confusing setup of this fantastic freeware download to create memorable picture collections.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"good but not enough hands on control"

November 04, 2009  |  By Duchossois

 |  Version: Shape Collage 2.5

Pros

Quick and easy to start.

Cons

Same as above, need more things to help you create you Collage effect'

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3 stars

"Very Basic but free."

November 03, 2009  |  By MarkusF

 |  Version: Shape Collage 2.5

Pros

It does do collages.

Cons

Very limited on backgrounds and picture sizes.

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3 stars

"OK for a free program"

October 17, 2009  |  By sparkymark

 |  Version: Shape Collage 2.5

Pros

easy to use

Cons

lack of control.

Summary

it free.

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5 stars

"Very good and simple to use!"

October 09, 2009  |  By ftrasser

 |  Version: Shape Collage 2.5

Pros

Easy installation, even with my sometimes fussy Vista. Very simple and considering it's free, very powerful. Straightforward to use and easy to get started. Very, very easy to add your own templates and shapes. Really cool and fun to use.

Cons

Free version contains watermark. Limited flexibility.

Summary

This is a very impressive application, esp. considering it's free. The free version contains a watermark in the lower right hand corner (despite ambiguous statements that there is no watermark in the free version, there is). However - unless you need that tiny little corner, the watermark is easier edited out with any photo editing software. So that's far from a showstopper. Other than that, the free version is fully functional. You can upgrade (i.e. pay) for an upgrade which removes the watermarking, but unless you really need that lower right hand corner, there's no need to pay! I would pay, but at $29 or $39 to upgrade, theres actually limited longterm value in this. I'm very impressed with the software and would like to contribute to the author, but how many of these designs will you actually do to make it worth buying unless you're selling them?

It really works great! I created a full-size, full-resolution poster at 20x30 with beautiful results. No squeezed bogus, small scale outputs here. Excellent full size quality.

All in all, outstanding little photo tool!

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3 stars

"Good product"

October 03, 2009  |  By squatter65

 |  Version: Shape Collage 2.5

Pros

Great way to display all photo's

Cons

Heaps of playing with to not cover some photo's over 90%

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3 stars

"Promise falls short"

August 29, 2009  |  By Chuck Leonard

 |  Version: Shape Collage 2.5

Pros

Ease of use. Graphic interface.

Cons

Inability to resize or move photos in shapes.

Summary

A fine program for the uninitiated.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5 added additional preset shapes and added the ability to save and load projects.
General
Publisher Vincent Cheung
Publisher web site http://www.vincentcheung.ca/
Release Date August 15, 2009
Date Added August 15, 2009
Version 2.5
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 687.17KB
File Name ShapeCollage-2.5.3-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,069
Downloads Last Week 44
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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