Looking for a simple software to create a picture collages? Microsoft Research has released AutoCollage 2008, which allows you to create beautiful collages of your favorite pictures in a few clicks of a mouse.
AutoCollage cuts out interesting parts of photos and combines them together, following natural features as boundaries between images. The selected pieces are sized similarly and assembled into a beautiful collage. The AutoCollage software combines object recognition, face detection, image blending, and other computer-vision and -graphics techniques to provide a seamless summary of the most interesting images within a group of photos.
Its very easy to use – simply point to a folder containing a collection of photos, click a button, and the system creates a collage, using the most representative images. Easily make collages for your Windows desktop background or create popular print sizes, such as 4″ x 6″ and 8″ x 10″. View the demo to see the powerful features of AutoCollage at work.
Download the free 30-day trial version of the software, which is available worldwide. You can buy the full version in the United States and United Kingdom for $19.95 and $19.90 respectively. AutoCollage is one of the first Microsoft Research products to be made available to consumers. AutoCollage works with Windows Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above.