Looking for a simple software to create aÂ picture collages? Microsoft Research has releasedÂ 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, followingÂ natural features as boundariesÂ between images. The selected pieces areÂ sized similarlyÂ and assembled into a beautiful collage. TheÂ AutoCollage softwareÂ 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 veryÂ easy to useÂ – 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 4â€³ x 6â€³ and 8â€³ x 10â€³. View theÂ demoÂ to see the powerful features of AutoCollage at work.
Download theÂ free 30-day trial versionÂ of the software, which is available worldwide. You canÂ buy the full versionÂ 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.