PCNet Software Pick - Life Poster Maker.
Ya know, I take a pretty good picture. By that I'm not bad at what I
snap but when it comes to doing anything with them I'm pretty much print
it and hope. Anything beyond that is outside of my scope to be sure.
If you've ever wanted to create a photo collage it's pretty much
impossible in most graphics programs. You have to constantly resize
images and things rarely "fit".
Life Poster Maker allows you to create posters and collages with just
a few clicks. It's so easy to use with such outstanding results you
won't believe it.
You start by selecting a template for the format and the size, either
one of the ten that come with Life Poster Maker or one that you've
Once you've selected the template it's as easy as loading images into
the various locations using the usual Windows "file open" dialog.
Once the images are entered you have the option to add various
effects or modify them. You can convert the image to black and white or
add sepia tone to the image. In addition you can change the shape of the
image, add a frame or drop shadow, tilt one or all the images, flip,
rotate, expand or even crop.
Click on image to enlarge
What to do with the posters after you've created them? You can create
posters that are as small as 8.5 X 11" and print them out locally. If
you have a printer that will handle large sized paper you can print out
larger posters locally as well.
Don't have a photo printer? No problem, Life Poster Maker offers a
unique idea; you use their interface to a printing service and the
program is free. If you want to do your own printing or use another
service it will set you back $24.95 for the software.
I can't do justice to all the features so I suggest you drop by the
publishers web site and get a
feel for all the features as well as download the actual software. I
should add that Life Poster Maker is written by
Lincoln Beach Software which
has a long history of swell software that's not only good but easy to
use. Of special note is their new
Image Elements program which
makes modifying photographs as easy as a couple of clicks.
Well worth checking out.