How to ace photo Layouts & Collages

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How to ace photo Layouts & Collages

Most of us have thousands of pictures on our phones- and a longstanding item on our to-do lists to finally get them organized to share with friends and family. 

What better way to organize your favorite memories than to create a structured grid or delightful collage bursting with personalized flair? 

You’ve probably seen a ton of these all over your social feeds. Our favorite app for creating these in Instagram Layout. It’s easy to use and integrates seamlessly with Instagram 

Layout from Instagram

Create fun, one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your own photos and sharing them with your friends.

Layout from Instagram is available for Free to download

Choose photos from your camera roll- or use the built-in Photo Booth to take your spur-of-the-moment shots and instantly see them laid out in various combinations. Pick the layout you like the best, then edit it to make it your own

Platforms: Android and iOS compatible

Price: FREE

If there’s more to your social media world than Instagram, try Adobe Spark Post, it lets you format a layout to fit the specifications of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and more.

Adobe Spark Post

Discover new ways to design and animate graphics, video and instagram stories. Upload your photos, videos, and text and remix with Adobe’s professionally designed templates, filters and icons. Make it pop with cool effects and animations! Automatically resize using AI and Machine Learning so your content is optimized for any social platform. Share directly from Spark Post to social media.

Platforms: iOS, World Wide Web

Price: FREE and in-app Purchases

And if you want to experiment more, check out the apps below. Each lets you style and embellish your collages in a unique way. Have fun mixing, matching, and posting!

Fuzel Collage

Fuzel collage is a fun &simple way to combine ordinary photos into share worthy moments. Use auto-generated built-in templates, animations, photo effects, and stickers to create those amazing collages with this Free app.

Fuzel was featured by Apple as “Best apps of 2012”, “Best new apps” in 2013, “Editor’s choice” in 2014.

There’s no limit on how many photos you choose to have in a collage, choose 1 or 100- it’s up to you! Pick photos from your camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or Snap a new photo right in the app. 

Platforms: Android and iOS compatible

Price: FREE


Featured by Apple in over 100 countries, Poto is a powerful collage maker and photo editor for you to create amazing collages using your photos, fun stickers, text with cool fonts. 

Poto photo collage editor provides a load of handy features, and allows great freedom and flexibility. With Poto, you can arrange the photos exactly the way you like it. It’s very easy to use and super fun to play around.

Platforms: iOS and Android

Price: Free, and in-app purchases.


Diptic is a paid app and is available for purchase for as low as $2.99. Downloaded by millions, this app helps you create and share beautiful photo and video collages. It is super customizable, it has tons of layouts to choose from plus tons to ways to enhance each one. It also allows you to save your customized layouts for re-use.

“A simple, elegant way to use pictures to to tell your story.” – quoted Macworld

Platforms: iOS, Android, and Desktop application

Price: Paid

PicCollage Grid & Photo Editor

PicCollage is the easiest and most fun app to edit photos, its Free to download but have in-app purchases. You can choose from hundreds of photo grids, exclusive stickers, and festive background patterns. Use their intuitive tools to quickly clip, draw, and decorate your collages.

“Whether you’re 6 or 106, you’ll find the free Pic Collage app an excellent way to dress up your photo collection and share your handiwork.”- quoted USA Today

Platforms: iOS, Android and Windows

Price: Free and in-app purchases

PicsArt Photo Editor + Collage

PicsArt is an all-in-one photo and video editor on mobile with impressive photo effects, drawing tools, image editor, collage maker, sticker maker, camera, photo fillers, video editor, free image library, face editor with face swap, beautify tools and more. It is available for Free to downloads but has in-app purchases

PicsArt was the 14th most downloadable app worldwide in 2019 with over 700 million downloads

Platforms: iOS, Android and windows mobile devices

Price: Free and in-app purchases

Pixlr – Photo Collages, Effect

Formerly Pixlr Express, and now known as Pixlr is a free and easy to use photo editor but has in-app purchases. Capture any moment and edit with over 2 million combinations of Free effects, overlays, and filters. Share your photos seamlessly with friends or followers through email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any social network. 

Platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows

Price: Free and in-app purchases