Microsoft AutoCollage

Microsoft AutoCollage 2008 1.1

Automatically create collages from your images

These days there are so many more things you can do with your photographs than just putting them in albums, which are then stored in the loft. Software such as Microsoft AutoCollage allows you to get more creative with your images. View full description

PROS

  • Produces impressive collages very quickly
  • Requires minimal effort
  • Face recognition technology

CONS

  • No advanced editing tools

Very good
8

These days there are so many more things you can do with your photographs than just putting them in albums, which are then stored in the loft. Software such as Microsoft AutoCollage allows you to get more creative with your images.

It may look very simple when you first launch the application, but actually, a lot of research and development has gone into Microsoft AutoCollage. The project is an advanced computer vision and imaging program that gathers a selection of your photos and knits them together seamlessly to produce eye-catching collages.

The level of automation in Microsoft AutoCollage means that you don't really have to lift a finger. You just select the folder you want the program to collect the photos from, choose how many images you want incorporated into the collage using the slider, then click 'Create'. You can then save, email or even set the picture as your background wallpaper, directly from within AutoCollage.

The technology in Microsoft AutoCollage is certainly very impressive, particularly the face detection element, which automatically picks out peoples heads, allowing you to draw attention to these. If anything though, I felt AutoCollage was a little too hands-off as there are no real image editing tools for you to refine your collages yourself, or add text, frames, etc. What's more, there were a few bugs that cropped up in testing, such as when setting the image as a desktop in XP.

Microsoft AutoCollage is a powerful collage-rendering tool, it's just a shame it doesn't give you more control over the finished output.

Microsoft AutoCollage

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Microsoft AutoCollage 2008 1.1

User reviews about Microsoft AutoCollage

  • lindadak

    by lindadak

    "My download came with a virus."

    My download came with a virus. I will not be using this software..   More.

  • "Auto Collage"

    I used the trial version and within 48 hours purchased the software. However, I can't get rid of the "Trial...   More.

  • GypsyGal

    by GypsyGal

    "Fantastic Auto-Collage Programme!"

    I found this programme by accident & SO glad I did! Use it all the time! It is SO easy & the results are fant...   More.

  • western digital

    by western digital

    "Auto collage down load is a problem"

    The instructions to down load the purchased package are difficult to follow and help / assistanec from microsoft fal...   More.

  • Durango391

    by Durango391

    "MICROSOFT AUTO COLLAGE IS A SUPERB PROGRAM EASY 2 USE, GREAT RESULTS"

    FANTASTIC PROGRAM EASY TO USE AND YOUR RESULTS CAN BE FANTASTIC WITH A LITTLE PLANNING/ FOR THE BEST REULTS YOU SHOU...   More.