Photovisi

I just received an email request to do a quick blog post on a web-based tool called Photovisi, that allows you to make photo collages on the site, then download them to your computer. 

My first instinct was “blah, spam!” But then I read the email and thought about how I have no collage-making software right now, and since I host my own blog (ie: I don’t use Blogspot.com or WordPress.com), I don’t have built-in collage software.  I decided to take the leap and click on the link.  I don’t know about you, but I was surprised that I actually liked what I found!

1Photovisi

What I like about Photovisi

  • It’s Web-based (no program to download)
  • It’s super quick and easy
  • They have different collage templates to choose from
  • You can edit (rotate, resize, omit) pictures in your collages

Here’s a collage I made of my last set of cards:MyCollage2

Check out a quick photo-tutorial after the jump (It’s pretty self-explanatory, but hey, who doesn’t like a tutorial?!)

1)  Head on over to the Photovisi website and click on the “click here to start!” button

2)   Select your template. 2SelectTemplate

3)  Add your pictures – click ‘Add Items’ then ‘Photos from computer’ 3Adding pictures

4)  You Can edit the photos you chose by resizing or rotating them. Here are mine.4AddedItemstoSave

5) Select your resolution.  I usually choose higher resolutions.5DownloadResolution

6) Now you need to upload the pictures from your computer, to the website.  Click ‘upload now’ 6Upload

7) Time to download the collage file to your computer.  Yep, click the download button.7Download

8) Not quite done.  Now it takes you back to what looks like the main page, but it’s not.  You need to again click to download. (see picture)8Download2 Depending on what web browser you use, your download process will be different.  Maybe a window pops up for you, maybe it doesn’t.  In Firefox, it does, in Chrome, it doesn’t.  I have no idea what IE does, as I won’t go within 100miles of that ;-)

9) Use your collage!  You can post it to your blog, upload it to facebook (they also have a facebook app to make that easier), use it in a digital album.. go play!

Enjoy :-)

Shauna

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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