Use for free PicCollage for PC – Windows 10, Mac
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Download the PicCollage app on PC. It is all about keeping things easy so you can have the most fun creating the best pictures for yourselves. Follow the steps below to get the app on your Windows and Mac PCs.
What is the PicCollage PC app
With PicCollage for PC app, you get the choice of starting off with a classic collage grid, freestyle blank scrapbook, or a pre-made template. Just review the photos from your library or social media accounts, and choose the ones you want to include: Pic Collage automatically delivers a wide variety of templates and grid patterns to accommodate what you’ve picked. A built-in photo editor lets you apply basic edits to each image, and apply stickers, doodles, effects, and picture frames.
PicCollage’s powerful photo editor is ideal for teaching graphic design using student-chosen images. Creations can be shared online and “app smashed” with other apps like FotoBabble or ChatterPix to add audio or voice-over. Know that privacy settings default to public, but social features/web access can be easily and independently disabled in “School Settings.
PicCollage for Windows is an engaging, high-reward creation tool that offers students visually creative ways to present their learning. It’s also a great choice for teaching intro to graphic design and photo editing. Consider using PicCollage to help demonstrate and present learning in a digital portfolio, to conduct formative assessments following a lesson, to showcase culminating projects, or to make digital posters. While it has great in-app layouts, it lacks the option to layer grid lines onto projects to aid in alignment (think rule of thirds and the golden ratio). Still, students can create impressive collages and have access to industry-standard photo-editing tools.
You can share creations with ease, which can be great for publishing but presents some privacy concerns. By default, PicCollage prompts students to connect and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This can be toggled on or off in the settings of PicCollage (as can whether the photo search includes photos from the web), but, of course, You can just go into settings and turn this functionality back on. Regardless of privacy settings, you can share via email, SMS, and URL. Beyond the privacy concerns, ads can be pretty intrusive in the free version; students must endure/opt-out of periodic ads and are enticed to watch commercials to unlock additional sticker packs.
- Drawing: you can draw on your picture. However, if you have fat fingers like I do, good luck making a drawing look good.
- Cut-outs: You can cut around a part of a picture and then add that cut-out to your collage. Again, maybe you can make yours more precise but my fat fingers had a hard time.
- Explore: See others’ creations, or participate in contests.
- Safety settings: The app has “school settings” that allow you to disable images from the web, social features, and ads to make it more child-friendly.
- Stickers: Lots of cutesy stickers to add to your collages.
- Text: add text to your photo collage. Several fun fonts to choose from.
Pic Collage is free, but a premium version which removes the watermark and the ads and gives you access to more templates, stickers, patterns, and lets you add videos to collages, is $35.99/year or $4.99/month. You can also purchase individual templates and sticker packs, which range in price from 99 cents to $2.99.
Step by Step guide to Install the PicCollage app on Windows and Mac
- You can install the BlueStacks or NoxPlayer emulator on your PC.
- Complete the installation of the emulator on your PC by following the instructions in the installation wizard.
- Open the emulator and look for the PlayStore app on the home screen app.
- Search for the PicCollage app, click on the install button
- Log in using your Google ID to start the download process.
You can use the app on your smartphone to create some amazing photos, use this LINK to download.