Photo collage maker

With Canva’s free online collage maker, creating a masterpiece of memories is as simple as a few clicks. Create beautifully designed collages by dropping your images into our designer-made templates and instantly downloading them onto any device.

How to make a photo collage - Canva

Keep your memories alive

If a picture says a thousand words, a photo collage tells an entire story.

Whether it’s a Thank You Card for your family and friends, or an Instagram Post marketing your latest product, we’ve got thousands of print and digital photo collage templates to suit every occasion.

From fun and festive to corporate and minimalist designs, we’ve created thousands of beautiful templates that are flexible and completely customizable. Choose the colors, layout, and font that best suits your needs.

Forget rigid templates, Canva’s collage maker allows you to freely add as many images as you like, create backgrounds and move every element around until you’re happy with the end result. Your design, your way.

How to make a photo collage

  1. Log in or Sign up

    Open up Canva and log in or sign up for a new account using your email, Google or Facebook profile. Search for “Photo Collages” to start designing.

  2. Browse templates

    Find a beautifully crafted photo collage template for the right occasion. Choose from various themes, colors and styles then click to start customizing.

  3. Personalize your designs

    Even if you start with a template, you can still get creative by playing around with various font combinations and color schemes. Upload your own photos and experiment with various frames and grids to arrange them.

  4. Add more amazing elements

    Enhance your collage by searching for more ingredients like stock images, illustrations, vectors and stickers. Then, crop, blur, add a filter, straighten and flip your photos using the photo effects feature.

  5. Save and share

    You can save your photo collage as a PNG or JPG, and share it directly on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms. Go ahead and print your designs to hang on your wall at home.

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Edit your images for free

Give your images an instant boost with our built-in photo editor.

Forget complicated photo editing software, with Canva, you can upload your images and instantly add beautiful filters with one click.

Increase the saturation, tone down the contrast and turn your once colorful image into a sleek black-and-white image—no editing experience required.

Access millions of images and illustrations

Creating a photo collage doesn’t need to be a costly or time-consuming process. Canva’s image library has millions of fresh and modern images and illustrations to choose from.

The best part? Many of these images are free, and premium images are extremely affordable.

Simply search for the type of images you are after, and drag them straight into your design.

Upgrade your photo collage with special effects

Canva’s photo collage maker does so much more than just place your images next to one another.

With our editor, you can use graphic design to take your collaging skills to new heights. No design skills necessary.

Give your images extra personality by adding borders, rotating images, playing with different fonts and colors, and adding illustrations to your template. All of these and more with our free online collage maker.

Create a collage with friends

Not only is collaboration fun, but it can also help keep your creative juices flowing. With Canva’s collage maker, you can collaborate on your photo collage in real-time with friends, family, and colleagues on any device, from anywhere in the world. Play with the placement of images, change colors, leave comments and suggestions, and create together with ease.

Publish for print or web

Once you’re happy with your photo collage, click the Download button to export as a PNG or JPEG file. If you want to print your photo collage, save it as a PDF.

If you want to share your design on social media or a website, PNG files are great for web.


To print collage photos, select a template in your editor, choose a framing style, adjust your background, upload and rearrange your photos and add text where you want it. Then load a high-quality paper into your printer and hit print, or order professional prints to be delivered.

While making your collage in your editor, you can add text boxes wherever you like to create headlines, labels or longer blocks of text. Most programs allow you to add text and choose your font style and colors. You can even save your work and go back later to make changes.

Place all photos in your editor before you decide on each photo’s placement. That way you can see all of the photos together in one place, and visualize how best to arrange them. Then drag the photos around your background to see how they look when organized.

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