Looking for a collage maker application for Linux? You can use various Linux image applications such as GIMP, Inkscape etc for this purpose but these are full featured applications and may be overwhelming for the average user. Why not use a standalone application which has the sole aim of generating a collage.
Meet PhotoCollage, a free and open source application for generating collages, easily and quickly. Let’s see how can you install PhotoCollage in various Linux distributions.
Install collage maker app PhotoCollage in Ubuntu
You can install PhotoCollage in Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 and other Linux distributions based on Ubuntu using the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install photocollage
Install PhotoCollage in Fedora
Use the command below to install PhotoCollage in Fedora:
sudo yum install photocollage
Install PhotoCollage in any Linux distribution
You can install PhotoCollage in any Linux distribution by cloning its git repository:
git clone https://github.com/adrienverge/PhotoCollage.git cd PhotoCollage sudo python3 setup.py install
How does PhotoCollage work?
Once you have installed PhotoCollage, let’s see how can you use it. In fact, you don’t need to be a genius to figure it out. Open PhotoCollage and you will find few options on. Basically, all you have to do is to select a bunch of photos, choose a layout of your choice, preview it and then save it.
Quick features of PhotoCollage include:
- generate random new layouts
- choose border color and width
- save as high-resolution image
- works even with over 100 photos at the same time
I did have some hiccups with PhotoCollage while saving the images. Also, the layout generator should have the option to select the previously generated layout. It may not be as feature rich collage maker as others like ShapeCollage, Canva etc. but overall a nice little app for a specific purpose and have plenty of scope for improvements. And such small apps contribute to a better desktop Linux experience, don’t you think the same?
Suggested reading: Take a look at best Linux photo management software.