Make A Photo Collage Easily in Ubuntu 14.04 with PhotoCollage

Last updated: June 6, 2014

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.


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.


  • 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, you can run below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) one by one to get the code and install it:

git clone

cd PhotoCollage

sudo python3 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


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4 responses 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.

  2. I’m trying to install Photocollage in Ubuntu 15.05, but get message “unable to locate photocollage” do you have an solutions?

  3. I’m trying to install Photocollage in Ubuntu 16.04 and NOT WORK do you have an solutions?

    • penguinjantan March 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

      it’s work for me… try this…

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway -y
      sudo apt update –fix-missing
      sudo apt install photocolage -y

      hopefuly this work…