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What's new in v4?

From Apple Silicon support to document handling. From image browsing to template picking. Posterino improved in many areas. The user interface received a fresh new look and the inspector has been integrated with the effects picker, also ...

  • A bunch of new templates. For some samples see the "Template Gallery" below.
  • A fast new built-in image browser
  • Improved document handling
  • Document previews in Finder
  • A new document file format
  • A unified inspector
  • Streamlined template creation
  • Better organized template browser
  • A fresh new look
  • A nice new application icon
  • Apple Silicon support
  • Full support for macOS Monterey and Ventura
  • Well, and there is always more ...

But the star of v4 is surely the new Square-Grid layout. It bridges the gap between a completely automatic and a manual layout method. And I think it does this in a fun and enjoyable way. See for yourself:

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A photo collage in minutes

Rather than let those photos on your hard drive collect digital dust, use Posterino to create a beautiful collage. Just choose a template and add your favorite photos. Posterino will randomly shuffle your images into a poster-worthy keepsake. Changes to the layout, frames and filters are accomplished with a single click. Your memories will be ready for display in minutes, and you can let the viewing begin.

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Customize your work

Tailor each individual image using an image filter (black & white, sepia, sharpening etc.) to your needs. Alter the frame or shadow of any image; choose from various predefined versions. Or display metadata like name, date, comment to any image.

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Tell them Wish you were here

Share your latest adventure with custom postcards. Or announce your beautiful baby. Whatever your news, Posterino offers a variety of templates for creating custom e-cards and sending them off around the digital world. You can even create your very own stamp and postmark. You don’t need a postman when you have Posterino.

Easy interaction

You needn’t be a tech wiz to produce beautiful photo collages with Posterino. Our innovative interface enables a large degree of customization. Choose from a variety of templates. Decide among grid, irregular and random layouts. And adjust frames, filters and backgrounds to your liking. Plus changes are accomplished with a single click. Everything in life should be this easy.

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Think pro

Start simple and then go pro. Posterino's most distinguishing feature is flexibility:

  • Every template is just a starting point
  • Variable number of images, from 1 to 1000
  • Variable document size, from postage stamp to poster
  • Customizable text, caption and metadata components
  • Flexible and adjustable calendar objects
  • Built-in non-destructive crop editor
  • Built-in Photos library browser
  • Automatic style handling
  • Custom templates
  • Custom page sizes and image aspect ratios

Learn more >

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Share your creations

Export your document as JPG, PNG or TIFF. Share your creations on Facebook, Twitter, via Email, Messages or AirDrop. Posterino builds on the extensible sharing services provided by macOS.

Template Gallery

Here is a small selection of templates of Posterino to give an idea of what is readily available. All these templates are just a starting point for your own creations and can be adjusted to your needs. This is especially true for the number of images used in a
Posterino document.

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Dive right in

Getting started is easy, download Posterino, start the video below and give Posterino a spin.

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(Video) How to make a photo collage on a Mac - A Posterino tutorial

Don't take my word for it, take theirs

"If you're looking for a program that makes creating photo collages a breeze, then Posterino is definitely worth checking out. With its user-friendly interface and numerous templates, you can easily create stunning collages in just a matter of minutes. Plus, the ability to customize your own templates adds an extra layer of creativity to your projects. One of the standout features of Posterino is its seamless integration with Photos, making it effortless to find and use your favorite pictures. Additionally, creating a personalized calendar with your own images is a breeze, making it an ideal tool for those looking to add a personal touch to their scheduling. What's even more impressive is the responsiveness of the program's developer, who is constantly adding new features to enhance the user experience. Overall, Posterino is an outstanding program that provides a smooth and enjoyable experience for anyone looking to create stunning photo collages."

– Martin-Mai 2023, Posterino user since 2009

"With family spread far and wide Posterino has helped keep us all in touch and up to date with growing children. Printed Posterino collages are a delight for older family members unfamiliar with accessing digital images and Posterino makes it easy to create attractive collages. For the user, Posterino is intuitive and well designed, a credit to its author!"

– Roy-Nov. 2022, Posterino user since 2016

"Posterino is great because it simply works. The software is clean, neat and responsive. And it strikes a great balance between simplicity (using templates, creating fixed rows and columns) and flexibility (dragging placeholders around)."

– Vicker Leung-Oct. 2022, Posterino user since 2015

"The beauty of Posterino is its simplicity: simple and intuitive in its approach and use, and aesthetically extremely pleasing in terms of the result."

– Frank-Thomas-Oct. 2022, Posterino user since 2007

"This app keeps getting better, and is now by far the best poster maker. It enables you to easily and intuitively set poster size, dpi, photo borders and poster margins. It automagically makes an attractive tiled poster of any number of images, and supports sorting the photos in a variety of ways, including by filename, so you can establish whatever sequence you want in your photo management software (like Lightroom) and maintain that sequence in Posterino. This is very important in large posters with hundreds of photos.
Finally, it is very easy and intuitive to pan/zoom individual photos within the Posterino defined frames. I've done many posters as gifts for friends and family over the last 15 years using several applications. I recently made a 20x30 poster image from 192 photos for my mother’s 90th Birthday using the latest version of Posterino, and for the first time, the poster making experience was a true delight and I was able to make a great poster quickly, making all the adjustments I desired easily and intuitively.
I can’t wait to see the joy on my mother’s face when the poster is unveiled!"

– John-Apr. 2021, Posterino user since 2017

"I’m writing today, because I just got told by my neighbor’s kid, who just turned 18, that the Posterino photo I made for her birthday one year was the most favorite thing she’s ever received as a present, hands down, from anyone. Ever.
There is something really grounding about looking at a ton of pictures of people and places that you personally know and love. To see it printed on a big poster is like plastering your best memories and your favorite emotions on what looks like a commercially produced artifact. Except it’s just for you. Every picture is familiar and also a discovery.
Not many things in life can give you that experience.
I hope I make something in my life that brings the kind of feeling to people that Posterino is able to deliver."

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– Andrew Starks-Apr 2021, Posterino user since 2010

"Posterino's developer has thought of everything. This app offers new opportunities for
pro and amateur photographers alike, and is well worth the price."

– Giles Turnbull-MacUser UK

"As a graphic designer, I often need to do a task in a hurry. Posterino saves a lot of my time. Collages that can take hours can here be made in minutes. This program is so easy and intuitive that it can be used by all - whether you are a professional or not.
My best recommendations!"

– Hans Pedersen-Graphic Designer

"Holy cow – do I love this program!"

– Anne-Posterino User

"It’s this customizability of Posterino that impresses me the most. Every aspect of the program, it seems, can be modified. Rearranging the image frames, text elements or what part of a photo is exposed in a frame is all as easy as dragging a handle."

– Michael Potter-Posterino User

"One of the nicest applications currently out there for Mac OS X. A beautiful and playful interface, gorgeous results, and feels light and quick even on older hardware. Updates have always been a pleasant surprise, adding clever new features & improvements along with the usual tuning. Very, very nice software."

– an_ticipation-Posterino User

"Your calendar option is fantastic!"

– Jean Michel Mestdagh-Posterino User

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"You just made my life a bit more distracted and a bit more easy. Thanks for writing such wonderful software. Worth its weight in gold and time."

– Joan Tennant-Posterino User

"By far the best money I have ever spent for ANY application related to imaging."

– J. Papanestor-Posterino User

"It's my new favorite thing in the world."

– Michelle Tricca-Photographer

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What is Posterino? ›

Posterino is all about flexibility. A template is a starting point and not a rigid grid of images. Wether you like to present 1 or 1000 images. Wether you go postcard or poster size. Layouts are applied automatically, making a simple Drag & Drop gesture all you need to create a collage of your images.

What makes a great photo collage? ›

The key to creating a beautiful collage is to select a color palette featuring just 2-3 key colors. For ultimate harmony, you can even stick to images that are just warm-toned or cool-toned.

What is the best way to put multiple photos together? ›

The easiest and most common way to put 2 photos together is a collage. Creating one is an effective way to showcase multiple related photos without posting them all separately. Many people make collages following vacations or significant life events to share images of the memories they made.

What is the easiest way to make a photo collage? ›

An online photo collage is the easiest collage type to make since you just have to pick a template, upload your photos, and print the collage. There are many websites that offer free photo collage templates, such as Photo-Collage, Freepik, or Canva.

How do you layout a poster? ›

Layout Guidelines
  1. Use headings to help readers find key sections. ...
  2. Balance the placement of text and graphics.
  3. Use white space creatively to define flow of information.
  4. Don't fight "reader gravity" that pulls eye from top to bottom, left to right.
  5. Good column formatting makes posters easier to read in a crowd.
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What are 3 advantages of collage? ›

Collage can help children to
  • learn skills such as glueing, sticking, taping, stapling, cutting, tearing.
  • experiment with different resources.
  • socialise with other children as they share materials and tools.
  • be creative and learn about design, patternmaking, dimension and composition.
  • gain concentration skills.

What is a good size for photo collage? ›

4X6 picture frames are perfect for designing picture collages on your wall and fit perfectly on wall shelves for home decor.

How many pictures should be in a collage? ›

Depending on how large your collage is, you may need to choose 10-20 pictures, or you may need 50 pictures or more. Consider how large you want your pictures to be in your final collage. The pictures do not need to be the same size, nor do they need to be the same shape.

What techniques do collage artists use? ›

Simple techniques are tearing up images, pasting images over one another, applying coloured surfaces with either straight edges or organically ripped edges (see figure 2.8). Usually, abstract collages also contain sections where drawing or painting is applied.

What are the three elements of collage? ›

Contrast, repetition, and layering are three principles of collage that can lead to creative magic.

How do you blend two pictures next to each other? ›

How to Blend Two Images Together
  1. Click on the "Blend Images Now" to get started.
  2. Upload or drag and drop the two images that you want to blend online.
  3. Choose the double exposure effect on the left effect menu toolbar, slide the intensity left or right as needed, and apply the effect when you find it perfect.

What collage app do photographers use? ›

10 Best Photo Collage Apps for 2023
  1. Canva. Canva is an excellent photo collage app for people who want to create professional-looking collages.
  2. Pic Collage. ...
  3. Moldiv. ...
  4. Layout from Instagram. ...
  5. Ribbet. ...
  6. PicsArt Photo & Video Editor. ...
  7. PhotoGrid. ...
  8. Pic Stitch – Collage Editor. ...

Is there a truly free collage app? ›

After looking at several photo collage apps, our top pick for the best photo collage app is YouCam Perfect. It's free to download for both iOS and Android. Apart from offering hundreds of poster designs and flexible grids, it provides plenty of valuable editing tools such as filters, stickers, backgrounds, and more.

Is there a free collage maker? ›

Free Photo Collage Maker. With Canva's free online collage maker, creating a masterpiece of memories is as simple as a few clicks. Create beautifully designed collages by dropping your images into our designer-made templates and instantly downloading them onto any device.

What app combines multiple images? ›

YouCam Perfect: Best Free Image Combiner App

YouCam Perfect is free to download and available for both iOS and Android. Although YouCam Perfect offers a variety of features for editing your photos, we'll be focusing on how to merge photos here.

Is there an app to blend pictures together? ›

Photo Blender is a simple app that merely joins photos vertically, horizontally or in 2D by either blending or abutting them at their edges. Photos can be prepped in the image editor, as can the blended output. The app supports up to 16 photos. Create stunning high resolution photo montages.

What is it called when we blend two photos into one? ›

Photomontage is the process and the result of making a composite photograph by cutting, gluing, rearranging and overlapping two or more photographs into a new image. Sometimes the resulting composite image is photographed so that the final image may appear as a seamless physical print.

What are the 4 basic elements of a poster? ›

At its core, a poster is made up of four key features: a title, graphic(s), text, and white space. Layout, flow, and color affect the order and style of these four key features.

What are the 5 principles of poster design? ›

Poster design hierarchy
  • Alignment.
  • Color and contrast.
  • Leading lines.
  • Negative space.
  • Perspective.
  • Proximity.
  • Repetition.
  • Rule of odds.

What are the four steps of creating a collage? ›

  • Steps for Creating a Collage 1/1.
  • Steps for Creating a Collage.
  • Plan the design and layout of your collage.
  • Collect graphics and text.
  • Put it all together.
  • Reflect.

What are some collage techniques? ›

4 Types of Collages
  • Papier collé. Taken from the French term meaning “pasted paper” or “paper cut-out,” papier collé, or paper collage, is a collaging technique in which printed or decorated paper is applied to a surface, such as canvas, to create a new image. ...
  • Découpage. ...
  • Photomontage. ...
  • Assemblage.
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How do you make a photo look like a pro? ›

  1. Cropping: Enhance focus and composition. ...
  2. Blurring: Enhance background images. ...
  3. Saturation: Enhance or reduce color intensity. ...
  4. Contrast: Enhance highlights and shadows. ...
  5. Brightness: Enhance overall lighting. ...
  6. Filters: Enhance and correct photos. ...
  7. Arrangement: Enhance your layout with grids. ...
  8. Frames: Enhance image shape and style.

How do you pose for pictures like a pro? ›

20 Posing Tips for Pictures to Look Photogenic in Every Shot
  1. Relax Your Body and Face. ...
  2. Get Moving and Grooving. ...
  3. Use Real Laughter to Translate Authenticity into Your Photos. ...
  4. Bring Your Ears Forward to Avoid a Double Chin. ...
  5. Put Your Hands on Your Hips. ...
  6. Try a Candid Pose. ...
  7. Turn Your Body Slightly to the Side. ...
  8. Check Your Posture.
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How to make aesthetic collage? ›

The fastest way to create a collage like this is to use a film strip template, like the one on the left, above. Just replace the images, customize to your liking, and you're done. Or start with a blank canvas and add photo frame graphics, then drop your photos into the white spaces.

What type of collage is the easiest? ›

The picture pile collage is perhaps the easiest and most common of all of the collage varieties. This type of collage is composed of a variety of photographs or other images scattered randomly on a canvas.

What do I need to start collage? ›

All you need is a newspaper, a pair of scissors (ripping by hand will work in a pinch), glue or glue stick and a piece of paper, a journal or canvas on which to build your collage. Read through the newspaper however you'd like — starting with your favorite section, in order or jumping around.


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