Picasa’s collage tool can allow you to be very creative. One thing it can do is to frame your picture. If you just want a single color frame, you can
- choose one picture,
- click Collage,
- choose the ‘Picture Pile’ style of collage
- Set the background color – this will be your ‘frame’
- Arrange and size the picture for the best fit
- Create Collage
- Now you can crop it if you need to even off the frame
If you want to have a double frame – two different colored borders framing your picture – you need to get even more creative. I use the technique in a recent tip about Cover Slides and Collages to create the second frame. The video below shows you how I do it. If this video is a bit advanced for you, here are other videos that show you how to do everything involved:
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- Basic Edits
- Crop Size Options
- Adding Text to Pictures
- Quick Collage
- Collage Tip – Framing a Picture
- Printing Photos
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