Creating photo collage with Photo Shapes is easy.
For best results select 5 to 20 photos that are shot in landscape and portrait mode. Mixing photos in landscape and portrait mode is essential for good layouts generation.
Photos should be with good contrast and focus. To achieve color balance select photos with similar color palette.
Using "File" menu click "Add Folder" to open directory containing photos or click "Add Photo(s)" to select individual photos. Another option is to "Drag and Drop" entire directory of photos in Photo Shapes.
When new photos are added to Photo Shapes, program starts automatically to generate new layout. If you want to change current layout, just click on "Shuffle" menu.
Collage design can be changed with the options on the right side. Use color picker to set the collage background.
Each photo can have frame. It can be changed by selecting one of the provided frames. Margin between photos and frame shape is adjusted using the two sliders.
To save collage, use "File" menu and click on "Save Collage as". Select the collage name and collage will be saved as JPG file.
Home edition of Photo Shapes can be used to create collages with up to 800x600 pixels size. Creating large collages for printing can be done with Photo Shapes Pro edition.