Create Collage, Animations or Edit Your Pictures Using Picture2life

developer logo There are dozens of tools that will simply do the above mentioned task for you, but this free tool is among the best. I personally use Picture2Life to do my basic image editing jobs and I hope you will also enjoy using it. Carry on reading this tutorial to see how this tool can help you in maneuvering images.

Signup for a free account to use this web service. After signing up lets proceed with the following steps to create your photo collage or editing tasks.

Uploading Images to Picture2Life

There are numerous ways that are supported by Picture2Life in order to upload your photo

1. Normal Upload : Here you can select images on your hard drive & upload them. You can upload 5 pictures at a time. Select them & press Upload Now. – Use this link to upload pictures from your hard-drive.

uploading from hard-drive

2. Snapshot Upload : This is a new feature in Picture2Life that allows you to directly take snapshots from webcam (if your PC has one) & get them uploaded to your Picture2Life profile. – Use this link to upload webcam snapshots.

webcam uploading

3. Advanced Flash Uploader : This is just an extended version of the normal uploading tool. But in this case you can upload any number of images at a time. – Use this link to use Advanced Flash Uploader.

flash uploading

4. Upload by Email : This is cool new feature in order to upload your images from a mobile device. Picture2Life, if asked generates a new email address for you that can be used to upload images i.e. if you send any picture to this email, the picture gets added to your account. Use this link to know more about this email uploading service.

email uploading

Related : Upload Photos To Picasa and Flickr Albums using only your Email.

Edit any Image using Picture2Life

Follow the steps to edit a picture using Picture2Life :

1. Go to My Pictures in your profile, if you can’t find it use this link.

2. Now as all your picture loads, each of them would have a editing link just below it. Click that to start editing that image.

editing an image

3. There are lots of built-in editing stuffs that are simply awesome as per as editing is concerned. Browse through the left pane to access & use them in the editing window.

4. After the editing is done press “Save” to save the changes on the image. Else, you can just download the new image in your pc by pressing the Download button which is placed just beside the Save button at the top.

edited image example

Image-editing : You may also refer detailed posts on how to make Images with transparent background or how to resize PNG images online and retain background transparency.

Create Collage from your pictures

1. Here again, go to My Pictures in your profile, if you can’t find it use this link.

2. Now select the images that you want to put into the collage, from the images in your profile. Check the checkbox beside every image that you want to select.

selecting images for collage

3. Now at the very top of the page you will find a link named “Create Collage” numbered 4. Click that.

4. Now in the resulting page, you will find to the right a box in which the selected images could be found along with all the necessary instructions. Click the green button to proceed to the next step.

proceed to create collage

5. Now in the resulting page you can edit the collages by selecting almost a range of 300 templates. Here are some collages that I created using Picture2Life. Or you can create photo collages of different shapes using Shape-Collage.

created collage example

Create Animation from your pictures

1. Go to My Pictures in your profile, if you can’t find it use this link.

2. Now select the images that you want to put into the animation, from the images in your profile.

3. Now at the very top of the page you will find a link named “Create Animation” numbered 5. Click that.

4. Now in the resulting page, you will find to the right a box in which the selected images could be found along with all the necessary instructions. Click the green button to proceed to the next step.

5. That’s it. In the Create Animation page, edit your animation as you did in all the earlier cases.

Picture2Life Browser Addon

In this world of browser addons how could we afford to miss them. Thanks to Picture2Life that they have their own addon, that precisely makes your Mozilla Firefox browser a well-equipped image editing tool. Download the Picture2Life addon.

Well that is all for now. I hope you will be happy enough to use it on your own. As not many free tools offers so many features all at one place. I would be duly pleased if you could share your experience with us.

After the editing is done press “Save” to save the changes on the image. Else, you can just download the new image in your pc by pressing the Download button which is placed just beside the Save button at the top

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