Make Collages In Linux With PhotoCollage App

photo collage maker in ubuntu linux

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

cd PhotoCollage

sudo python3 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.

PhotoCollage Collage Maker App for Linux

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?

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  1. Why not use a standalone application which has the sole aim of generating a collage? Because it can be very limited. I am using PicsArt mobile photo editor and collage maker – this is what one can call a full-fetured tool to do all the necessary edits and put all into a collage. Besides the collages suggested by PicsArt are truely creative and fully customisable. You can add photo effects and filters to some or all of the collage parts or rearrange the collage parts. At the same time, if you would like to add a text on your collage, you can add either a text or can go further and doodle in the drawing section, or just add a stickers available.

    • Microsoft or google play… ……………………………………………………………………………………….. pure shit dont have for linux offert true alternatives fanboy

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