AutoCollage from Microsoft Research

In just three steps you can create a wonderful Collage from a series of digital images and what’s best is -no photo editing skills required! Simply download and install Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008 and you will have your collage in a matter of minutes.
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You’ll need a Windows Live user ID and password to login to the Partners in Learning Network US site. Once you are logged in it’s simply a matter of downloading the file and installing it on your classroom PC. Note that AutoCollage is only free to teachers for use in their own classrooms.
clip_image002The three steps to follow then to create your collage are:
1: Open the AutoCollage program.

2: Select a folder with your chosen images. I find it easier to copy and paste the images I want into a new folder rather than selecting them from within the program.

3: Click on the Create button and watch the magic unfold!

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There are several options included in the program such as “Determine the number of selected images”, “Final Image size”, “Ability to rank images” and also some “Facial detection” features. It a great tool for students to use especially when they want to display lots of photographs taken with a digital camera.

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