Tools Every Graphic Designer Needs

Graphic Designer
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If you are an aspiring graphic designer and you want to leave your mark in the industry, then there are some tools that you need to have. We have discussed some useful tools for web and graphic designers already, mostly online or open source. These tools, however, are a must for every graphic designer as well. They are incredibly beneficial and it is important to have everything at your disposal as a graphic designer.

iMac/MacBook

Every graphic designer definitely needs to have a machine that is fast and powerful. This is because graphic designers need to work with heavy software tools and applications and if you are serious about making a name for yourself, then you should choose the best possible machine for yourself. The Apple Mac has got a formidable history when it comes to graphic designing and its excellent OS and the built-in support plugins ensure that you get the very best when it comes to designing.

Whether you opt for the iMac or the MacBook generally depends on your needs, and if you are on the move a lot then you should opt for the Macbook. Whilst it is ideal to get an iMac if you work in a studio or office, and you can even get both if you can afford it.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Every graphic designer needs their tools and applications to ensure that they are able to design properly. The Adobe Creative Cloud has got everything that a graphic designer requires, which includes the InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop as well. While you can’t download the latest versions of these apps, but you won’t need to once you get the Adobe Creative Cloud, which will allow you to gain easy access to download the latest creative tools by Adobe. It is every graphic designer’s dream come true!

DSLR

Every graphic designer needs to have a good quality camera and that means getting yourself a DSLR. It is great for shooting your own shots and for documenting other ideas for your work as well. With the DSLR you can shoot your own backgrounds and make textures for your images, which will really take your work to the next level.

Moleskine

Brainstorming is part and parcel of graphic designing and if you are just beginning you can do yourself a massive favor by getting a Moleskine sketchbook. Every graphic designer in the business needs to come up with unique concepts and ideas and having a pen and paper by your side will allow you to quickly put down your ideas easily.

Subscription from Computer Arts

One of the leading magazines for graphic designers has been Computer Arts and it has got unique tips and essential guides for becoming a successful graphic designer. It has been around ever since the year 1995 and is jam-packed with advice, the latest industry news, and other valuable resources for graphic designers that ensure that they are able to stay on top of their game. If you want to make it in the field of graphic designing then get your hands on a subscription of Computer Arts today.

Free Online Conversions

Designing is only one part of the process and work of a graphic designer. The other is – especially if you are a member of a small group or your own boss – presentation. Your clients want to get the best value for their money, and there is no better way to convince them then presenting your design in not only an appealing but also an easily accessible way.

While it is important to store your designs in their native format for, e.g., Adobe InDesign, your clients aren’t likely to be able to open such files. This is where a versatile file conversion service comes into play. The usage facilitates the handling of many different files and lets you create more common image, document, or presentation files for your clients to view.

Open Apple PAGES Files Without iWork

iWork
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Different word processing software produce different document files with different file extensions. From Microsoft Word we all know DOC and DOCX, and the open source programs use files with the ODT extension. Yet, users of Apple Mac computers or devices running with the OS X also know one more: PAGES.

The native Mac word processing program Apple Pages allows you to save documents in the PAGES format. However, opening such files when you don’t have Pages on  your MAc or iWork on your computer is difficult. While the Pages program is able top open Microsoft Word’s DOC and DOCX files, you can not open PAGES documents in Word.

If you received a PAGES document from an Apple user, or want to open your PAGES text file on another computer, we can show you how to easily open them without having to install iWork!

PAGES to HTML

Every PAGES document file also contains a text file of the stored information. With a little trick, this embedded file can be extracted in a few simple steps. Depending on your PAGES document, it can be a PDF or XML document.

1. Navigate to your PAGES document. Change the file extension from .pages to .zip and confirm that you want to make this change. This will change not only the way your computer will handle the file, but also it’s icon.

PAGES

2. Extract the the newly created zip folder. It will have the same name as the previous PAGES document. Open the extracted folder. There, you will find several folders. I found the document with the content information in a folder called “word”. It is called “document.xml”.

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3. You can open the XML document in a text processing program or browser. However, this will result in a document containing all the html and xml tags. To prevent this, rename the file from .xml to .html

PAGES

4. Now, you can open the document in a browser. The tags will be gone and only the extracted text will be left.

5. If you found a PDF document instead of a XML text file, you can use it directly. If you want to use the text further, you can also convert the PDF to DOC or another document file.

 

Top Video Converter Apps Of The Year

Video App
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If you are looking to check out the top video convertor apps of the year, well you are in luck, since that is precisely what we have decided to review. This week we have decided to review the best video converter apps of the year, which can definitely get your media library organized in the best possible way. These video converter apps are easy to use and are definitely a step above some of the rest that are available in the market today.

You should remember that we have not made this list in any particular order and obviously some apps are better than the others. So without any further delay let’s roundup the top video converter apps of the year so far:

MPEG Streamclip (Windows/OS X)

The MPEG Streamclip is an extremely powerful video editor, player and conversion tool that is compatible with both Windows and Mac. It is used mainly for transcoding, but can also be beneficial or those looking to organize their media and video. If you really want to get a video converter app that is completely free, fast, and flexible then the best choice for you out right now has to be the MPEG Streamclip. It may not be the prettiest app out there but it is effective and can also convert any type of video within a matter of seconds with no complications.

Format Factory (Window)

One of the best video conversion apps available today is Format Factory, which is also free to use and can convert any type of video on any supported format. The interface is not that great but the app offers you a whole array of conversion tools and options that you can use in order to ensure that your video is absolutely perfect. It also offers you the chance to repair any broken video or audio and is extremely beneficial, since it can convert your video in any format.

Handbrake (Windows/OS X/Linux)

Transcoding and video conversion go hand in hand and if you want to get the job done then one of the best ways to ensure that is by getting this video conversion tool. Handbrake is definitely great at converting your videos and you can also convert multiple videos from one format to another without any problems. There are a host of features that you are afforded as well and you can definitely take advantage of one of the most detail oriented and rich in options apps that is around today. One of the best aspects of Handbrake is the fact that it is free to use and is extremely efficient in getting the job done when it comes to converting videos from one format to another.

Online-Convert.com

Additionally, online conversion sites like Online-Convert.com are designed to support different mobile browsers. No matter if Opera Mini, UC Browser, or another mobile version of common web browsers, you can convert files just as easily as from the web. Plus, there is no installation of any app needed!

Finding the right video converter apps is definitely one of the most important things that you need to do, since they allow you the advantage to get your videos converted onto the right format. So if you want to find video converter apps, these are the best of the best this year.

Best Open Source Video and Music Players

Video and Music Player
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Computers function as full entertainment systems by now. This means that the programs you have on your computer must be able to play music as well as videos and movies. On Windows computers, you have the Windows Media Player for this, and Mac users oftentimes rely on the Quicktime Player.

However, there are formats that are not supported by those operating system native programs. Over the past years, they have developed, featuring more settings, features, and functions. Yet, some open source programs still offer a better handling, a more pleasing design, and more functions to enhance your viewing or listening pleasure.

This is the reason why we decided to give you a short overview of free open source video and music players for your desktop computer – whether it is running on Windows or Mac OS.

VLC Player

VLC is probably the number one go-to Media Player across all kinds of operating systems. Versions of the player are available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, and others. Furthermore, there are versions of the VLC Player for mobile devices as well that run on either iOS or Android.

The universal media player is also easy to customize. Many different apps and extensions can be added to the player, expanding it with regard to available functions and features. All extensions can be seen here. Furthermore, the player supports subtitles and different audio tracks, as well as changes in playback speed, brightness and contrast, and hue and saturation.

VLC features a great variety of different video and audio codecs that are supported without any further codec packs needed. The following files can be watched or listened to in the VLC Player:

  • 3GP
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPEG
  • MXF
  • OGM
  • WMV
  • AAC
  • FLAC
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • WAV
  • WMA

Next to playing music and video files stored on your computer’s hard drive, the player also supports DVDs, CDs, VCDs, Webcam streams, and some other streaming services as well. For more information about streaming services supported, please refer here.

KM Player

The KM Player is, albeit not as well known as the VLC Player, a very versatile media player. However, it is not available for as many operating systems and devices. There is a desktop version available for computers running on Windows, as well as apps for iOS and Android devices. Via the beta version of KMP Connect, several devices with the KM Player installed can be connected. Thus, the music and movie library can be accessed from a mobile phone as well as from a laptop.

Subtitles and different audio tracks are also supported by the KM Player.

In the following, you find an extracted list of file formats supported by the KM Player. Similar to the VLC Player, several video and audio codecs are supported by the media player.

  • 3GP
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPG
  • MPEG
  • OGM
  • RM
  • TS
  • VOB
  • WMV
  • AAC
  • CDA
  • FLAC
  • M4A
  • MID
  • MKA
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • RA
  • WAV
  • WMA

Additionally to playing files stored on the hard drive, the KM Player supports the playback of Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, audio and video CDs, and Webcam support.

PotPlayer

Another media player that is distributed under open source standards is the PotPlayer. Developed from the former KM Player developers, the Daum PotPlayer has a very striking similarity with the previously named media player. However, the player is only available for Windows computers.

Next to brightness and contrast settings, users of the PotPlayer also have access to an audio equalizer.

On the official website as well as around the net, it is stated that the player supports most video and audio formats, however, there is no complete list available. Next to video and audio files, the PotPlayer also supports playback of Webcam recordings and analog as well as digital TV.

Winamp

Initially not free, Winamp has been around the interwebs for a long time. Since version 2, the player is distributed as freemium. The media player is available for both Mac OS and Windows computers. Furthermore, there is a version available for Android phones and tablets.

Several plug-ins and different skins enable the user to customize Winamp to their liking.

The following file formats, among others, are supported by Winamp:

  • ASF
  • ASX
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MP4
  • MPEG
  • MPG
  • M2V
  • SWF
  • WebM
  • WMV
  • AAC
  • AIF, AIFF
  • CDA
  • FLAC
  • M4A
  • MID, MIDI
  • MOD
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • VOC
  • WAV
  • WMA

In addition, audio CDs also supported by Winamp.

Operating System Audio CD Playback DVD Playback Blu-Ray Playback
VLC Player
  • Windows, Windows Phone
  • Mac OS, iOS
  • Android
  • Linux, Unix
Y Y N
KM Player
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
 Y  Y  N
PotPlayer
  • Windows
 Y  N N
Winamp
  • Windows
  • Android
 Y  N N

How To Write an eBook

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Image by Maria Elena http://bit.ly/1giwa60

You will soon find that the more words and time you put into writing content as a freelance writer, the more you are rewarded. But what if you wanted to get super efficient, or simply have a deadline that you are struggling to meet. Before you compromise on quality, check out these steps.

Break It Down

Start with your numerical goal. Not monetary figures, but words. If your topic starts with something serious like ‘ The Ultimate Guide…’ then you might need the freedom of 10, 000 words or maybe even a little more to get the job done. The best strategy is to at least work on a longer and complex eBook once every ten months, and publish smaller ones in the time in middle.

Break the book into 2000 words and so on. Most blog posts are usually in the range of 1000 and 2000 words. This is what typically is recommended for most bloggers, even though many times longer and short posts do the trick. Sometimes, writing an eBook can easily look like an impossible task. However, writing 10 blogs does not always fare bad with a lot of people. For example, if you need to jot down 17000 words in one eBook, break it into 10 chunks of chapters, or sections, or anything that goes with the format of your eBook.

You will most probably be breaking down into sections like Introduction, The Why, Top Tips, Figures, Case Study, etc.

When you are starting out, it helps to brainstorm a list first. Plus, this way you will also be able to assess that anything that can be explained in another section does not need to be separately repeated in another chapter. You never know you might just think of something that you missed out. Moreover, if you are organized, things get done faster too.

Write These Chunks

It is okay and works if you approach each chunk that you have chosen as a mini book. This way you will be able to properly give each an introduction, fill it with supporting points and a conclusion. You are not only making things easier for yourself but also for people who are skipping to sections straight from the Table of Contents.

A good idea would be to simply outline everything that goes further into each section and take cues from there so that there is nothing to stop you from simply writing away the eBook.

Read It Like A Reader Would

Read the final draft from the start to finish and then evaluate what you think of it. You may come across new ideas that you missed or think that something is really irrelevant in an eBook.

Check out the eBook converter on our site, all you have to do is input the document and we will do the rest.

Convert JPG to PDF

JPG to PDF
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Images, photos, designs, charts, data – many of these information are commonly stored in an image file format, and even those less common are sometimes only available as JPG, PNG, or a similar image file. Many layouts, designs, and templates are available in even less known formats like SVG or TGA.

As a user or client, you may still want to open them or present the data in an appealing way. And as a designer, coder, or provider, you may want to give your clients a version of your work that can be opened without any problem and easily displayed and presented. Sure, JPG is the most widely spread image file format, and can be opened on many devices, even mobile ones. Yet, an image file is in some cases not what your client or the circumstances need.

Then, it’s time to convert your image to PDF!

Convert JPG to PDF

JPG to PDFThe conversion of your file into the PDF format couldn’t be easier than using this online PDF converter.

On the homepage of Online-Convert.com, you can find it in the document converter category. This and the image you want to convert is all you need.

If you opened the converter, it’s time to choose the file you want to convert. Here, you have three possibilities and you can of course choose the one that suits you or the circumstances best.

  1. Upload your JPG from your computer or (external) hard drive.
  2. Upload your image using a link to the image from the web.
  3. Access your JPG from a cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Once you choose the file from one of the sources mentioned above, all you have to do is click on “Convert File”.

JPG to PDF

Depending on how big the file is, it may take a while to convert it. Don’t close the tab while waiting. The download will start once the conversion is done, but of course you also have the possibility to save it to Google Drive or Dropbox, or send it to an email address.

Usually, the resulting PDF file can be found in the download folder, unless specified differently in your browser settings. Opening it you will find the perfectly converted JPG.

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Other files you can convert to PDF

Of course, JPG is not the only file format you can convert to PDF! All other kinds of image files like BMP, GIF, PNG, SVG, TGA, or TIFF are supported as well.

Documents like DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, or TXT can be converted to PDF as well. You can read more about why you would want to convert from Word to PDF here.
Presentations can be converted to PDF as well, making sure that any computer or device can play your PowerPoint or Open Office presentation.

eBook files are another file type that can be easily converted to PDF. Read more about how to become more flexible when converting EPUB or MOBI to PDF.

Last but not least, you can easily convert websites and online articles to PDF by simply providing the link.

Convert Text To eBook For Summer Vacation

Text to eBook
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It’s summer, and that means it’s the main vacation time!

It is fun to plan going on vacation, booking a flight and hotel, already imagining to lie on the beach and leave all the stress behind. However, as soon as you start packing your bag, you always notice a quite striking issue: your bag is too small!

Airlines have restrictions when it comes to the weigh of your luggage, and who wants to carry around a bag that weighs as much as him or herself anyway?

So what do you do? You sort out everything that seems unnecessary. We have another approach that may help you save some space and trouble though!

Convert Documents and Text to eBook Formats

In you vacation, you may finally find some time again to read. It is indeed a great feeling to lie on the beach, listening to the waves, and engaging in the stories of an exciting book or novel. Yet, books – even though the consist of paper almost exclusively – make your luggage a lot heavier. And if you are a fast and enthusiastic reader, you have to carry more than one or two books with you.

If you are the owner of a tablet or eReader, however, you can drop the extra weight easily by transferring books to your portable reading device!

  • Are there important texts for school, university, or your job you have to read through?
  • Did an aspiring author in your circle of friends send you a Word document or PDF to skip through?
  • Are you a passionate reader of online articles, fanfiction, or other online content?

Then make your documents “kindle ready”! All you need is

  1. the document or the link to your resource, and
  2. an eBook converter.

How to Convert Text to EPUB

EPUB is one of the most common eBook formats (alongside with MOBI and AZW). Converting your texts to EPUB will enable you to read them “on the go” on your tablet or eReader. But how do you get there? Check out our video tutorial and you will know how to, e.g., convert PDF to EPUB.

Yes, it can be that easy to take your favorite fanfiction, online articles, business correspondence, or any other digital text on vacation. There is no need to constantly look for a wi-fi hotspot or debit your mobile contract for roaming. After converting, you can read your texts offline.

Of course you can choose another eBook format rather than convert to EPUB as well! Does your smartphone, tablet app, or phablet not support EPUB? Then you can always convert EPUB to MOBI or AZW.

 

EPUB

Convert Tracker Music Files To MP3

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Image by Marcin Wichary http://bit.ly/1GChEeD

Do you remember tracker music?

Back in the 1980’s, a new and up to then pretty unique way to make music appeared. Using so-called music sequencer software, users of the Commodore Amiga were able to create music. The focus of this kind of music was mostly on creating soundtracks for video games.

Using Online-Convert.com you can now convert your tracker music into more modern and commonly supported music file formats! On the occasion of this newly added support, we decided to have a look at tracker music, the file formats associated with it, and how you can turn your tracker “songs” into MP3 or other audio formats.

What Is Tracker?

Tracker music contains of independent musical notes that are arranged in one of several channels in a set time frame. The interface of a music tracker is numeric, and commands can be entered via a computer keyboard. Thus, the entered commands form a pattern consisting of letters, numbers, and other digits. These patterns can have independent timelines. Combined, they create a so-called master list of concatenated patterns, representing one “song”.

For a list of music tracker programs you can click here.

Tracker
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Over the Years

Tracker music was especially popular because the files were agreeably small while retaining a certain quality. This was especially important in the 1990’s when data was still saved on floppy disks that provide restricted storage space. Trackers were also widely used for music playback on portable devices like the Game Boy Advance.

Even though tracker music files got replaced by other music files over time, the tracks are still popular with nowadays electronic music.

Tracker Music Files

The file formats in which tracker music is stored are commonly known as module files. However, there are several different file extensions for such modules. The files contain information about the instrument samples used, as well as a sequence list which tells the player when to play which note, tone, or effect.

The following list lists the ones that are supported by our online converter:

Modules Supported By Online-Convert.com

  • 669
  • ABK
  • AMD
  • AMF
  • DBM
  • DIGI
  • DTM
  • EMOD
  • FAR
  • FNK
  • GDM
  • HSC
  • IMF
  • IT
  • J2B
  • LIQ
  • MDL
  • MET
  • MFP
  • MGT
  • MTM
  • MTN
  • OKT
  • PSM
  • PTM
  • RAD
  • RTM
  • S3M
  • SFX
  • SMP
  • STIM
  • STM
  • STX
  • ULT
  • UMX
  • WOW
  • XM

Convert Modules to MP3

… or another audio file format. If you created your own song using a tracker music software, or whether you stumbled upon great modules online (for example on sites like ModArchive.org), it can be vital for you to transform them into audio files that a bigger audience can use. MP3, WAV, AAC, or AIFF files are supported by most music players – on the pc, on mobile devices, or when burnt onto a CD.

Lets have a look at how easy it is to convert your MOD file into a more widely distributed audio file. For demonstration purpose, we will use the “A Winter Kiss” track from ModArchive which was published in the public domain.

Navigate to audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp3 or any other audio converter, and choose the file you want to convert. A Winter Kiss is an XM file. Then, hit the “Convert File” button.

Tracker

Once the conversion is done, you can find the converted audio file in your usual download directory on your computer (or on your cloud storage, if you chose to save it to Dropbox or Google Drive).

Et voilà, your MOD was turned into an universally supported music file!

Tracker

The New Music Apps Worth Downloading Right Now

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Image by bangdoll http://bit.ly/1JdKcm6

Ever since some of the top apps just disappeared, millions of users have been on the lookout for the next best thing. It depends a lot on what kind of music you like to listen to. If you are simply looking to download something from the big labels, then look up Rdio or Spotify. On the other hand, if you want to find independent and new musicians, you might want to check out Bandcamp or Soundcloud.

Here are the apps that make things a lot easier for you when it comes to finding the kind of music that you like.

Noise.Supply

This is a website powered by SoundCloud. You can find a song that you like on SoundCloud and use its URL in Noise Supply. You will hear the same song and then another one that is similar to it.

The design is really simple, the site is a product from the creators of DogeCoin and Jackson Palmer, the creator has planned on adding a bunch of features in the coming months.

Music Suggestions Ninja

The website is powered by YouTube and all you have to do is type in the name of an artist or a band and this tool will start making a playlist just for you, which will consist of Artists that the software thinks you might like.

QCast

This app is compatible with iOS, Android, and Chromecast. When you are left with the task of picking music for a social gathering, it is never easy, especially since everyone likes to hear different kinds of music. This app allows everyone at the party who has a Smartphone to add in tracks from Spotify or Google Play.

Songhop

Songhop is compatible with iOS and helps you discover the latest jams on your iPhone. It does not play the full versions of songs, just the short samples, which means it is less of a radio station and a lot like a music discovery service. You listen to several tracks and then make note of the ones you like in particular.

If you know how to use tinder, then this will be a lot easier for you, as the app makes use of the same tinder swipe system.

Spotifree

This is compatible with Windows and Mac. Spotify offers you ad supported and free version of their services. This means that you can listen to all the music you want to without any charge. Spotifree mutes spotify’s volumes while there are ads playing in the back. The ads don’t stop though.

When you are downloading audio files check out the ways you can you can convert the audio files into the formats you prefer.

Best Free Photo Collage Makers

Pictures and photos are a great way to visualize the content of your articles. But sometimes, that is just not enough! And sometimes, sharing your vacation pictures on Facebook using the album feature just isn’t enough either. If you have your pictures in a digitized form, why not try something else? Make a Photo Collage!

Collages are a beautiful and visually appealing way to group pictures from one event or taken in the same style, and present them in a stunning manner. Such collages can be created using photo books or your trusted photo editing software. However, there are great alternatives on the web as well, that do not require any download and installation.

Today, we want to present to you one of these photo collage makers: FotoJet.com

Make Your Own Photo Collage

FotoJetFotoJet is a very versatile online photo collage maker with different templates, styles, and occasions to choose from.

Don’t worry, even though it is an online service, FotoJet states that the pictures you upload to use are neither public, nor are you giving away any rights to FotoJet or any third party.

Lets have a look how you can create your own collage, card, poster, or even social media post.

Choose a Layout

The first thing to do after entering the collage maker is to choose the layout most appealing to you. According to FotoJet, you can choose from one of 320+ designs and layouts. You can browse them by occasion, style, popularity. You can even create a Facebook banner or a picture fitting for a social media post.

When in doubt, hovering over the layout will reveal how many photos you can use. After choosing one, a double click or hitting the “Choose” button will lead you to the next step.

FotoJet

 

For this review, we have chosen a wedding themed photo card that allows us to include two pictures.

Editing your Collage

After choosing the layout, you can add the photos you want to use. They can be locates somewhere on your computer or hard drive, or you can use pictures form your Facebook account. This, of course, requires allowing access to the web application.

The photos can easily be added to the collage or photo card via drag and drop (or using the auto fill option). Once you added your pictures, you are provided with some basic image editing options as well. Zoom or rotate the pictures, add a filter, or change saturation, hue, contrast, and the like until the pictures either match the layout you chose, or your very own taste.

FotoJet

Depending on the layout you chose, the different text layers can be edited as well. Several fonts – ranging from hand-written to serifs – are provided, but you can also use the fonts installed on your computer. Changes can be applied with regard to text alignment, style (bold, italic, etc.), size, and color.

The only downside to this is that you are unable to change or re-arrange the icons or patterns used in the layout, as well as the text areas.

Share and Save your Collage

FotoJetOnce you perfected your collage or photo card, you can either save it on your computer, or share it on Facebook.

When sharing your design on Facebook, you can enter a custom text and choose the size of your picture. Connect to Facebook and post your wedding invitation, thank you card, or photo collage on your wall.

FotoJetSaving your collage on your computer provides you with a few extra options. In addition to setting the name for your design, you can choose between different quality and sizes, as well as the image file format you want to use. However, the only options given here are JPG and PNG. You can easily convert your finished collage to another image file format like TIFF or TGA though.

Unfortunately, saving your collage to any cloud storage or publishing it on social media pages like Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+ is not supported.

And that was it, that’s how simple it can be to create your own photo collage online. After you’re done, you can go back and create a new collage, Facebook cover image, or invitation – whatever you wish.

 

Collage Features of other Image Editing Programs

You may already know the following web services from our article on the best free image editing programs. While they all focus on image editing more than collage making, they still offer said feature. However, in a more rudimentary way than the one mentioned above. Nevertheless, we wanted to quickly show them as well.

PicMonkey
Creating a collage using PicMonkey allows you to choose from a few pre-defined layouts (without any design), or to arrange the pictures you uploaded from your computer to your liking. After setting the options for spacing, rounded corners of your images, and the background, you can further edit the image as a whole.

Editing single pictures in the collage as well as certain layouts are features available to premium users.

 

BeFunky

The BeFunky online image editor also provides the possibility to create a collage, Facebook cover, or Pinterest image using pictures from your computer, Facebook, or your BeFunky account if you have one. You can choose from different layouts (excluding designs) and edit the background as well as some other additional settings. After saving, you can edit the whole collage or card in the BeFunky Photo Editor as well.

Certain layouts and editing options are so-called BeFunky plus features though and not available in the free version.

 

Pixlr

The Pixlr Express Web Application also provides a collage feature. You can upload images from your computer and choose one of the more rudimentary layouts. What sets Pixlr apart from the other two collage features mentioned above is that you can edit each picture individually as well as the collage as a whole.

Unfortunately, the layouts provided aren’t as “advanced” as the other and lack any design as well.

 


 

All images used were taken by NGDPhotoworks

Our finished Photo Card created using FotoJet:

Photo Collage