Get Creative with Auto Collage!

26 Aug


Remember when you were a kid and you cut out pictures and glued them onto paper or cardboard to make a collage?  Well, now you can get your inner-child going with an exciting digital update to your classic collage project of yesteryear.

Put away the Elmer’s glue and check out the feature called “Auto Collage” in the latest version of Photo Gallery from Microsoft.


Auto Collage!


To create a collage simply open Photo Gallery and select at least seven images from your gallery. Next, find the “Auto Collage” button under the “Create” tab, select the desired size, and Voila!

When the collaged photo has been “glued together”, just type a new name for the finished product. The Auto Collage tool does not harm the original pictures selected. Instead, it constructs a new picture. This new picture is a single jpeg file that can then be edited just like any of your individual photos.

Your new masterpiece is then ready to be printed, emailed or posted on your favorite social networking site!

You can find the latest version of Microsoft’s Photo Gallery by going to

And, to find out more about how to get creative with your photos, be sure to visit us in the Digital Workshop Powered by Windows on your next Holland America Line cruise.

John Roberts – ms Amsterdam


3 Responses to “Get Creative with Auto Collage!”

  1. Terry Seery August 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    As a past Mariner and digital Workshops pupil (several occasions);

    I have a Windows 7 64 bit PC with Microsoft Photo Gallery installed for some considerable time

    I note there is no link on the software to upgrade to that you mention which has an Auto Collage

    Perhaps I am missing a link or should I download and instal the newer version with “Auto Collage” ?

    Terry Seery

  2. Kathleen Wagner August 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    I do not have auto collage under my Create Tab.
    Any other suggestions?

  3. Dave Frick December 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    John: We attended your workshops on the MS Niueu Amsterdam but did not get a contact address or web address. Have some comments and questions.

    Dave Frick

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