Best collage maker tools for creating photo collages

These collage maker apps can be downloaded to your device for speedy collage creation when you're on the go. Some cost, some are free, but all have a USP.

01. PicCollage

PicCollage is crammed with features

PicCollage is crammed with features

Collage maker app PicCollage is crammed with features to help you create impressive collages from photos, GIFs and videos. Choose from a portrait canvas or a square one (ideal for Instagram fans), pick from over 60 templates, and clip images with your finger. There's a face detection template in case you want to add things like party hats to your friends, and you can share your creations to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email, and more.

02. PicsArt Photo Studio & Collage

Photo collages: PicsArt collage maker

PicsArt collage maker includes over three million stickers

  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • Developer: PicsArt
  • Price: Free (with IAP)

PicsArt's collage maker is just a small part of an app that also includes hundreds of photo editing features, customisable filters, text options and a camera. This free collage maker app includes over three million stickers, created by the community. Which is impressive by anyone's standards. 

You can use PicsArt as a digital art suite, with plenty of brushes and effects to choose from that'll take your creative options to the next level. And if you're running low on inspiration, the app runs daily themed challenges.

03. Layout from Instagram

Photo collages: Instagram collage maker

Layout for Instagram lets you select and rearrange images

  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • Developer: Instagram
  • Price: Free

Facebook-owned Instagram's Layout app is designed to help people create collages of their images and share their creations on social media. Layout lets you select and rearrange images by dragging and dropping, and you can also control the size of images by pinching, or tap to mirror or flip them. 

This collage maker app includes a built-in Photo Booth that you can use to take spur-of-the-moment shots, and instantly see them laid out in various combinations. When you're done, you can easily save, and share your collage across your social media networks. It's very highly rated on both the App Store and Google Play, so you can be confident you're getting a quality product.

04. BeFunky Photo Editor Pro

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BeFunky Pro works seamlessly to help create collages on the go

  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • Developer: BeFunky Inc
  • Price: Free (with IAP)

The BeFunky Pro collage making app works seamlessly with its photo editing features to help you create collages on the go. You can edit the images in your designs with the touch of a button, there are over 100 templates to pick from, and background textures add interest. Plus, liven up your collages with stickers, overlays and text (there are lots of fonts to choose from, type fans). 

05. Canva app

Photo collages: Canva App collage maker

Canva app is available across Apple and Android phones and tablets

  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • Developer: Canva
  • Price: Free (with IAP)

Available for iPhone and iPad, and now for Android mobile and tablet users too, the Canva app is a great collage-making tool and offers lots of other design features too. Use the app to edit photos, add text, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more. There are thousands of templates to select from.

Share your design directly to your social media accounts, save it via email, or export it to your camera roll to use later.

06. piZap Collage

Photo collages: PiZap collage maker

PiZap offers over 1,200 layout options

  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • Developer: Digital Palette LLC
  • Price: Free (with IAP)

With the piZap collage maker app, you can put together collages on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. It offers over 1,200 layout options and 37 filters, and has been downloaded over 10 million times. It also offers over 2000 free stickers, if that's your thing. Recent comments suggest you'll need to shell out for the Pro version to access most of the features – this will set you back $35.88 a year, which isn't cheap. 

07. Ribbet app

Photo collages: Ribbet collage maker

Ribbet is streamlined and capable

  • Platforms: iOS
  • Developer: Foto Friend Pty Ltd
  • Price: Free (with IAP)

Ribbet promises a streamlined editing interface that makes photo editing easy even if you aren't a designer. Drop images into one of the grid options and edit each one individually or the whole lot at once. 

08. PhotoVideoCollage Pro

PhotoVideoCollage brings video to the world of collage makers

PhotoVideoCollage brings video to the world of collage makers

  • Platform: Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • Developer: Bits&Coffee
  • Price: $9.99

PhotoVideoCollage brings the classic photo collage to the next level. Not only can users add photos but also videos and soundtracks of their favourite music.

The user can select a layout template from a multitude of presets, add photos and videos to the layout and adjust additional settings like border width, curvature, colour and texture. The placement of the photos and videos inside the collage can be easily changed via drag and drop.

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