cf/x collagePRO
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cf/x collagePRO ... Need to quickly create a beautiful invitation, greeting card, 'thank you' note, event collage, poster or a personal Christmas gift? collagePRO is the right tool for you!

"Better", "Funner", "Beautifuler" - even though not all of these words exist, they have been used to describe collagePRO.

Successor to our top-rated hit app 'cf/x collage', this 'PRO' version adds more panache, subtracts some of the austerity - but retains all of the the lightning-fast auto-layout, ease of use and, most importantly, fun.

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What's New
Version 2.0.1:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility tweaks
  • Better support for HTML 5 in export as HTML
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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CFrag reviewed on 16 Nov 2012
I've been using 'collage' (non-PRO) for quite a while now, and upgraded to PRO a few days ago.

Basically, what collage (both versions) have over most of the other collage layout apps is *Speed*. That's why I use it after a shoot or event - select 20 images, drop them on collage, and boom! Collage automatically creates a layout. No templates needed. I then use in-app zoom and pan for touch up - and I'm done. The layout is usually good enough to present directly, and it saves me a ton of time when antsy clients want to have a preview. PS can of course do the same, but that would take me hours for what I can do in literally seconds.

collage has one drawback, though - it's somewhat inflexible with its layout, and can sometimes be downright quirky when you edit it. And it does not allow overlapping images.

collagePRO is essentially the same, except that in is more relaxed with the layout (images can overlap, rotate), but it retains most of the layout quirkyness. The PRO version also has backgrounds (images, textures), different frame shapes (for those who need it - personally I prefer boringly rectangular frames) and a really, really nice paper format manager. To me, that manager, coupled with the auto-layout is the real killer function in the PRO version. I can create multiple exports (calendar, greeting card, web page) of the same basic layout instantly. The HTML export option is nice, but due to its heavy use of javascript can be slow for collages with lots of images.

One major knock, though: no text. Although some templates look as if they use text, they in reality use pictures of text, cleverly added as a background image. I create captions in Acorn, and import them as pictures. Annoying.

Other than that, though, I really like the app as a *very* fast collage creator. If you have the time, try both versions because not everyone needs (or wants) the PRO version's additional features, and you can always upgrade later.
[Version 1.0.0]

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makinger replied on 01 Dec 2012
Thank you CFRag! You're right, i miss an really text-editing TOOL(function) in it, too. Hope an update next time will help. Hope anybody of cf/X will read our comments.
Cheers, Jo
burypromote
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cf/x-software replied on 29 Nov 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to collagePRO. We released version 2.0, which now provides a fully integrated tet layer, and other enhancements.

The update is free to all registered users.

cf/x
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cf/x-software replied on 29 Nov 2013
... and I seem to be unable to correctly spell 'text layer'.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


Zineddine rated on 27 Nov 2013

[Version 2.0.1]



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Schimo rated on 25 Nov 2013

[Version 2.0.1]



Sheinb rated on 13 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.2]



Floppy-05 rated on 29 Nov 2012

[Version 1.0.0]


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Type:Graphics and Design : Designs and Graphics
License:Demo
Date:21 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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cf/x collagePRO ... Need to quickly create a beautiful invitation, greeting card, 'thank you' note, event collage, poster or a personal Christmas gift? collagePRO is the right tool for you!

"Better", "Funner", "Beautifuler" - even though not all of these words exist, they have been used to describe collagePRO.

Successor to our top-rated hit app 'cf/x collage', this 'PRO' version adds more panache, subtracts some of the austerity - but retains all of the the lightning-fast auto-layout, ease of use and, most importantly, fun.

With its signature auto-layout feature, creating a collage requires nothing more from you than dropping any number of pictures onto the canvas. collagePRO creates a great-looking layout automatically for you. Drop some more pictures, or perhaps remove some, and see how collage modifies the layout for you - automatically, instantly.

Simple, intuitive crop and pan controls allow you zoom, pan and crop images that are in place.

Like cf/x collage, this app features:
  • Interactive editing of your layout.
  • As you go.
  • Works with any number of pictures.
  • Automatic layout and cropping of all pictures.
  • Zoom, pan, crop control.
  • Color themes.
  • Export to many different file formats, iPhoto, Aperture, cf/x alpha, Desktop (background image), and social web sites.
  • Save layouts as templates.
This PRO version also adds the following features:
  • Picture shapes.
  • Hearts, ovals, stars, ...
  • Integrated picture organizer.
  • Background control, collage placement control.
  • Improved canvas size control (including more paper formats than currently known to mankind).
  • More color themes.
  • Overlapping images.
  • Individual image size control, rotation.
  • Over 500 background textures.
  • Over 100 professionally designed layouts as starting points for your own collage.


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