Crop, Rotate, Zoom and Move With Gestures to Create the Perfect Collage [App Review]

collage-creator-logoYou just saw the Taj Mahal or the Qutab Minar or had a blast at a birthday party. More often than not, one picture is not going to tell the whole story. While you can create albums and share through various means like Facebook or email, the ability to express oneself through a single picture or a collage would probably get a more wow reactions from your friends and loved ones.

There are a number of apps which allow you to create collages on Android, but Collage Creator: Photo Art Lab from Noida based CreatioSoft Solutions is one of the easiest and quickest ways to do it. The app is also available for Windows Phones.


The app allows one to create a collage with any number of pictures saved on your phone and easily share it with family and friends. The app has been optimized for both smartphones and tablets. It also allows you crop, rotate, zoom and move a particular picture in the collage. Apart from selecting pictures stored on your phone, you can also select pictures from your Facebook and Instagram galleries. This is something we have not found in similar apps. It also allows you to put a solid color background.

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We tried the app on a Galaxy Nexus and found that the UI does not follow the Android guidelines and has texture based buttons, but it goes well with the concept of the app. It is really simple and easy to use the touch gestures to rotate, resize, move and adjust an image.

On selecting pictures from the gallery we encountered a few issues. The first is that the photos were displayed starting from the first photo so to scroll down to the latest photos too a bit of time. Also the photos were displayed with big lines separating them which caused the number of photos displayed on the screen to be limited.

But given its limited functionality it was easy to create a collage that was unique and the ability to add any number of photos as well as pull pictures from Facebook and Instagram, was something we liked.

Alternative App for Collages

As we mentioned above the Collage Creator: Photo Art Lab is basic and is best for quick collages. For more features and functions there are a number of apps on the Play Store, but we recommend PhotoGrid which is packed with features. The app allows you to set your resolution and you can create HD photo collages. It has various modes like high mode, wide mode, freestyle collage, and PhotoGrid which arranges the pictures in neat grids.

The app allows you to shake to select layout and rearrange photos. Users can easily move, swap, rotate, zoom and image and add frames and backgrounds, which include solid colors and also patterns. You can easily add text and pre-loaded stickers with this app.

While PhotoGrid will get you more organized collages with more  features, you will end up spending more time with it. If you want to create a collage quickly and easily, we recommend you download and give Collage Creator: Photo Art Lab a try.

Download Collage Creator: Photo Art Lab: Android, Windows Phone.

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