Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photovisi- Easy Photo Collages

I read about Photovisi on Farr-Out Links to Learning, a great blog by Jen Farr, who shares my passion for playing with images.

Photovisi is a free and easy to use online tool to create photo collages. Select one of the many collage templates, add your photos and then customize by dragging items around. After the collage is finished, it's available for download and print!

You don't need to register at this site, which makes collage building fast. But if you do register, a simple matter, you get access to more templates. Once you choose a template from a nice range, you upload your photos from your computer or other sources. It takes a few seconds only to save it, then you can share it via email, download it, or go ahead and have it printed on their options, which I politely declined.

This week, Photovisi emailed me they'd added a new feature, one that enables users to add text to a collage:
Adding text is very easy, just click on the 'Add text' button in the menu bar of the tool to get started.

I was delighted to find it really is easy. I grabbed some pics from the folder I used last week in Creative Prompt - Look Within, chose a template with space for four pics, uploaded them and added a couple of captions, all in the space of about five minutes. 

Why not try it out with your kids? Little ones can have fun adding their own names to pictures of themselves, or writing Mum/Dad on a picture of you! Older kids can assemble pictures of their latest Eisteddfod success, or recent soccer games, and add witty captions. Another fun way to add a little writing to your family's every day!

Discover more ways for you and your children to play with words and images in these articles:
Becoming a Story Detective - Guest Post
The Book Chook Plays with Publishing
Crafting a Picture book with Photos - Guest Post
The Book Chook Makes a Slideshow 
Use FlauntR to Play with Images and Text
Fast and Fun Writing with Kids


  1. Karen Tyrrell24 November, 2010

    Hi Susan, Lovely to discover your interesting website. Love this fascinating Blog about collage and text. I'll be back to your site again. You have a wealth of info for Kid's Writers...Karen :))

  2. Karen, I'm glad you think some of these resources advantage children's writers - I agree! In the blog, I focus on finding resources and writing about tips for parents and teachers to encourage children to read, write and learn, but my experience is that lots of adults find them useful too.

  3. This is a great tool, but the best collage maker out there is
    So check it out to create an awesome dreamboard or just to simply make a collage.

  4. Hello,
    Please check out the most epic collage maker out there which is called:

  5. @Rune Panzer I did take a look. It works well. Thanks for letting us know.


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