Make A Photo Collage Easily in Ubuntu 14.04 with PhotoCollage

June 6, 2014 — 1 Comment

This quick tutorial is going to show you a really simple photo collage maker application called PhotoCollage.

Although Ubuntu has fotowall in its repositories, PhotoCollage make things much easier.

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PhotoCollage is a free and open source tool written in Python. It assembles the input photographs you give it to generate a big poster. Photos are arranged to fill the whole poster, however you can influence the algorithm to change the final layout. You can also set a custom border between photos, and save the generated image in the resolution you want.

Features:

  • generate random new layouts until one suits the user
  • choose border color and width
  • save high-resolution image
  • works even with a large number of photos (> 100)
  • integrates into the GNOME environment
  • available in English and French

Install PhotoCollage in Ubuntu:

The project is hosted on github.com, you can run below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) one by one to get the code and install it:

git clone https://github.com/adrienverge/PhotoCollage.git

cd PhotoCollage

sudo python3 setup.py install

Thanks to dhor, the package is also available in his PPA for Ubuntu 14.04. Below commands will add the PPA and install PhotoCollage from that repository.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install photocollage

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and who wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my mother tongue. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

One response to Make A Photo Collage Easily in Ubuntu 14.04 with PhotoCollage

  1. It is funny but poor in settings. I cannot understand how to export to a certain resolution.

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