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How to Make a Photo Collage on Mac and iPhone Using iPhoto

Jan 20,2020• Proven solutions

Update: On April 8, 2015, Apple has lasunch a new Photos app on OS X Yosemite, which means Apple has stopped developing iPhoto. However, if you like, you can still use it.

We always store tons of photos of events like birthday party, summer trip, Christmas gathering and more. Creating unique personalized photo collages with these photos and post them on blog or Facebook page is a good idea. We can even add the photos to the digital photo frame or print it out for a physical poster display. For Mac users, iPhoto is a great tool to make a photo collage.

Part 1: Notes before you use iPhoto to create collages

But before you make a photo collage using iPhoto, here are some important things for you to know:

  1. Technically, iPhoto can’t make fancy photo collages like other Photo collages maker on Mac. So don’t expect too much of it. iPhoto only create greeting cards with a simple collage layout.
  2. The templates iPhoto offers are quite limited and ordinary that you might feel a little bit disappointed.
  3. iPhoto offers no share options to save photo collage to desktop or to post on Facebook, which is a basic feature of picture collage editor.

So, if this isn’t quite what you’re looking for, you can also use some online photo collage service instead.

Part 2: Make a photo collage using iPhoto

Here are the quick steps to create photo collage with iPhoto.

Step 1: Launch iPhoto and click “Events” in the side menu. Hold “Shift” and click each photo you want to include in your photo collage. Click the “+” button in the lower left corner and select Card in the pop up window.

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Step 2: Choose “Picture Collage”, which should under Any Occasion section if you are using the iPhoto 11. You’ll notice that all the templates are sorted based on occasion. Drag photos to the template and pick background, orientation and design.

add photo by iphoto

Step 3: Click the Buy button on the lower right hand corner of the collage editor or go to share menu and email it to yourself or family members.


Above are the steps to make a photo collage by using iPhoto on Mac, also apply to iPhone. If you like it, please share it to your friends. Besides, if you want to edit video, we recommend Filmora, it is a powerful video editing software. You can use it to trim/cut videos, edit audio with various video effects.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.