How to Create Free 4X6 Photo Collages

summer collage image by Stasys Eidiejus from

When Joseph Nicéphore Niépce used a camera obscura in 1826 to create the first permanent image, no one could imagine how easy it would one day be to create and share photographs. A photograph depicts events, relationships and family dynamics, and many photographs arranged in a collage can tell an even more detailed story to preserve and share.

Select digital photos from your computer's hard drive.

Import photos into photo-editing software.

Arrange the photos onto a 4-by6-inch layout by overlapping and rotating them to fit the area.


Save the collage as a JPG file on your hard drive.

Things You'll Need

  • Digital photographs
  • Photo-editing software


  • Unlike traditional cut-and-paste collages, digital collages are easily edited again and again.



About the Author

Julie Klein has been writing web content since 1999. Her writing includes admissions copy for a major university and articles on technology, literature, education and crafts. Klein received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Secondary English Education Certification in 2004 from the University of Findlay.

Photo Credits

  • summer collage image by Stasys Eidiejus from