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Giveaway of the day — SnowFox Photo Collage Maker 1.1

SnowFox Photo Collage Maker is a fun and easy-to-use program for making photo collages and digital pictures scrapbooks.
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SnowFox Photo Collage Maker 1.1 was available as a giveaway on April 15, 2012!

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SnowFox Photo Collage Maker is a fun and easy-to-use program for making photo collages and digital pictures scrapbooks from your digital pictures to share with friends, family and website.

This Photo Collage Maker provides different collage styles to make your own collage for desktop wallpapers, posters, wedding invitations, personalized avatar, making photo album, sharing them on Facebook, Myspace or print beautiful collages as a special gift.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 / Vista / XP (x32/x64); CPU: 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above; RAM: 256MB (512MB or above recommended); Hard Disk: 25 MB Free Space (50 MB recommended)

Publisher:

SnowFox

Homepage:

http://www.snowfoxsoft.com/photo-collage-maker.html

File Size:

3.02 MB

Price:

$29.00

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#48

Thanks Fubar

Reply   |   Comment by Caed  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

#38, Caed, Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008 is much easier for novices, but also has features for those who can read Help files. It's fully automated, you just give it some pictures and tell it how many you want in the result collage, and it will automatically select, crop, zoom, arrange, and blend the photos. Of course, the Fubar-haters, vote-manipulators, and the people who are so poor that they can't afford $20 vote my comments down, and almost no one reads previous-day comments, but AutoCollage has a free trial for those intelligent enough to compare it to all of the other collage-makers. Some OEMs put AutoCollage 2009, which is touch-enabled and otherwise not available, on some Win7 computers.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

With Windows Vista: “Failed To Create Empty Document”

As suggested earlier, right clicked on desktop shortcut and set Windows compatibility mode to be compatible with Windows XP (SP2). Programme then worked quite well.

After programme opened, clicked on "register" button (top right corner). Indication that this is registered as a giveaway. Clicked "x" to close the registration window.

Tested programme and it seems to work well, except that there is no undo. I made a mistake of clicking on one of the random modes and it removed ALL of the photos I'd already selected. Apparently no way to undo that!

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Snoozles  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Failed to create empty document
looked at Snowfox
Support links to tell them 404 not found
FAQ for all products 1 page
Really UNIMPRESSED
Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by cb  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

I have installed the program and ran the activation app. It said that it activated successfully. However, when I rant he program, it said that it was still an unregistered version. Could Snowfox please assist me on this matter. Thanks! (Couldn't find a way to contact you on your company website).

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Colberg  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#43

To get SnowFox Photo Collage Maker for Mac version, please visit:
http://www.mac-videoconverter.com/photo-collage-maker-mac.html

Reply   |   Comment by SnowFox Software  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#42

Installed flawlessly on my Win7 x64 machine. It's good I remembered to close the new program before Activating it. It registered to giveawayoftheday without any trouble at all. I've been looking for a nice program like this for a while now. Thanks so much, GAOTD and SnowFox!

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I was going to give this a try, but reading all of the comments on empty folders and such and no comments from Snowfoxsoft on how to fix the problems, I passed.

Reply   |   Comment by Darla  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Running Vista Business, I too got the “Failed to create empty document” error message. Went into "Properties" and "Compatibility", selected Windows XP compatibly... RUNS FINE NOW!

Reply   |   Comment by univave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

Hi, I would call this Software's claim: "With this digital software, you can extend your creativity to the most" - a gross OVERSTATEMENT!, lol..

What "creativity"? Adding coloured boarders to photos (with shadow of your choice, wow!) and arranging them in a shape of heart, circle, or squarish looking page of pictures (you probably get more choices in average Photo Printing Programs?) - supposed to pass as "Creative Collage Maker/Designer" - most of people are familiar with?? Oh, let's not forget Adding Text!:)

Sorry Developer, with all this in mind - I am struggling to see how it can be called.. Creative (forgive me), and what's more - charging for it nearly $30 ?? Come on!

But - This is purely my Opinion and I wouldn't like to spoil Anybody's fun here!
Program is light, easy to use and might attract Someone who likes simple functions, as I'm sure this Software will deliver just (and only) that.

Being on "photo fun" subject today, my latest simple joy:) came in a shape of (free) "PhoXo" ( http://www.phoxo.com/en/ ), if/when installing, miss few added "optionals".., Enjoy Your Sunday!

Thanks GAOTD for this Offer, even if it didn't personally impress me, and for the Game:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#38

I dunno what is wrong with you people. This is a very basic program being offered for FREE It doesn't require a lot of computer savy so that even the most novice pc users can create something beautiful for themselves. So what that you think you can do much better in programs x,y, or z? This is a good basic program for newbie computer graphics makers. Several of my friends who have tried other programs and couldn't figure them out are delighted with this program. When I was new to the computer, I would have loved this. I'm going to keep it around for a while and play with it some more before I decide if I have any need for it myself.

Thank you GOTD and SnowFox for making several of my friends very happy today. I have quite a few pc newbie friends who have downloaded and installed this program and called me to crow about it. I love having happy friends.

Reply   |   Comment by Caed  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#37

Also "Failed to create empty document." so I uninstalled it before thinking to search the comments for fixes. I just hope they fix their install and re apply for GOATD.
HP w/ Win7x64

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Williams  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#36

Well why should I have to run this in compatibility mode, if to make it work, what else is wrong, not the first SnowFox product that won't work or register or quits working a few days later, Maybe my location or provider or something???? At least it only takes up 5 and half MB space, if no fix in a few days ?? will remove it then..

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#35

Dear SnowFox,

I tried this program by installing on Windows 7. It failed on me by showing pop up message "Failed to create empty document". Then, after that it shut down. I read that it can be run by choosing XP SP 3. I saw some people wrote that it can work XP SP 2. Please fix this issue. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Henry Iriawan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#34

Also got the ‘failed to create empty document"
message. Running in XP compatability mode at
least got it running. Kinda sad when a program
being currently sold won't run on a newer OS
than XP. Seems kinda outdated.

Reply   |   Comment by Don Schiling  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

Daniel, # 9...did you mean 'moot point?'.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Doucet  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

not a bad program- quite easy- definitely not for PRO, done a free collage;
be careful with resizing and rotating individual pics too quickly, program
seems to get stuck easily,
another good -now free- photo program, also collages (templates plenty)
http://www.photopos.com/FreeStuff.asp
http://www.photopos.com/Photo-Pos-Pro-Image-Editor.asp
also on CNET , good reviews, but more complicated for some, more precise for others

Reply   |   Comment by mathymarge  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#31

When a program like this is offered, I always like to see samples of what the prog can do, by vising the vendor's website. NOT ONE SAMPLE! How poor. I am not going to clutter my computer by installing a program without knowing what it can do.

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

I solved the problem " Failed to create empty document" on Vista H.P. 32, by going in properties and run as XP sp2.
I hope I was helpfull.
Regards

Reply   |   Comment by Antikitira  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#29

2 thumbs down cannot get it to work on win 7 ultimate 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by brent  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#28

Very disappointing GAOTD....THUMBS DOWN from me!!


BETTER FREE ALTERNATIVES:


* PICTURE COLLAGE MAKERS

http://www.scrapbookflair.com/index.aspx
http://www.sixdots.de/mosaik/en/index.php


* PICTURE PANORAMA STITCHERS

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ICE/
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html


And as a fully featured image management tool I definitely recommend the excellent freeware "Helicon Photo Safe":

http://www.heliconsoft.com/safe.html


Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#27

Installed on win7 64, started out with same error as several people seem to be having.Right clicked on exe and ran compatibility troubleshooter, fixed problem but takes about 15-20 seconds to start-up.Really like the free style as it gives you more creative flexibility.A keeper!Thanks GOTD & SNOWFOX for a fun little toy.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#26

For simple install xp first run setup and allow desktop icon then at last setup screen uncheck box to run program... do not run program. Then run activate program and close the snowfox and gotd website pop-ups. Finally go to desktop and run program... it should be registered to gotd... finished. Worked for me first time. Hope this helps.

harrrrrrr

Reply   |   Comment by harrrrrrr  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Tried it out and created a test collage. Saved the project as an jpg image, and exited. Upon returning, nothing appeared under the "recent documents". Had to start over. Would be nice to be able to pick up where one left off and not have to start over from scratch.

But again - very easy to use, target audience should be those who do not want to learn any of the other more complex packages and just get something done quickly.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Have the same problem "Failed to create empty document", Uninstalled it and downloaded the trial from there web page and received the same message.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

If anyone get “Failed To Create Empty Document” error under Windows 7, then try install outside of Program Files folders. Like C:\Snowfox or etc.
Maybe helpful...

Reply   |   Comment by Mykee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#22

Further to my comment in #20 I uninstalled and reinstalled but still got the "failed to create empty document". I am running Windows 7 32 bit. I ran it in compatibility mode and it works by selecting Windows XP service pack 2

Reply   |   Comment by Norm  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Installed and supposedly activated successfully. On running the programme it came up with a dialogue box that said "failed to create empty document". Think I will uninstall it.

Reply   |   Comment by Norm  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Can't open the program... after installation I'm getting the message "Failed To Create Empty Document".

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Thanks #2 for taking the time to write all of that.

I downloaded this to my Windows 7 (64 bit) and it wouldn't run (gave an error message about "no file" or something like that). I right clicked the desktop icon to explore, and one of the options was compatibility. After clicking on this and picking sensible choices, the compatibility program ended by saying there were compatibility issues. Since the program was working, another checkbox in this compatibility program allowed you to keep these settings, which I did.
The icon now started the program which seems to me to be working very well!

A nice little program for your photo toolbox! Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#18

Followed the instructions. Than ran activate.exe, which brought up the http://www.snowfoxsoft.com website. Then...nothing. How do I get the registration code? Why does GOTD have to have extra steps to activate and/or register the software? This is the first time in a long time where I gave up.

Reply   |   Comment by Jlnum  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

Installation (Win 7 Pro),ok. I run Activate.exe (with Admin. rights), ok.
Run the program... a box appear with: "Failed to create empty document" with on OK box. I click this box and... nothing happens!
I´ve tried 3 or 4 times and same result.
Any idea?

Reply   |   Comment by Ambaquista  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

After install i get an error 'Failed to create empty document' - the program does not run. Tried Activating.. again same issue. Windows 7 System. :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Dreamer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#15

Agree with Mykee. It is very easy to use. Would be useful for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#14

Sure looks like I can use the college software, looks ideal and seams good, thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#13

What can this program do that can not be done with Picasa?

Reply   |   Comment by petereliot  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#12

i keep getting error when trying to start programm.

'failed to create empty document'

anyone know how to solve this?

Reply   |   Comment by an  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Very nice program! I can split or merge a cell, rotate, move, resize photo in cell in Classic layout. In Free mode grab picture to anywhere, change order. I can add text, background, border - perfect!
I will use this program, very simple and useable.

Reply   |   Comment by Mykee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#10

I totally agree with #2.
This is a LOW-TECH collage maker. The sort you get free with photo maniplation software, with just a few extra tweaks.

To register, you need to close programme then re-start it (not PC)after you ACTIVATE it.

PROS
It's free today.
You can move pics around and move forward/back.
You can save in BMP JPG TIF PNG and GIF
Pics can be rotated in free template (only when you click on photo and point to centre circle in the photo, very awkward).
Lots of fonts ( but no font preview).Lots of page resolutions (pixels).

CONS
Templates very limted.
No masks or backgrounds.
Total lack of options to do anything else like posterize, etc

SUMMARY
Handy to have but no way would you pay for it. Compared to Picture Collage Maker in last weeks GIVAWAY this is an amateur.

Reply   |   Comment by Denis  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#9

Installed with no problems, Activation easy and straight forward. (win7 32)
The programs its self is straight forward and easy to use, you'll be making your first collage within moments of installing.

There are other programs with more options but if you don't have this sort of software this is a good place to start.

It is worth $29.00? Maybe, maybe not, but as it costs nothing here the cost is a bit of a mute point..... ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#8

Please hekp me: Which Path in the registry is the correct one for the licence-Information?

Regards Thomas

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#7

Microsoft Research AutoCollage 2008 is much more sophisticated, automated (manual override available), and only $19.95, free trial.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#6

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Reply   |   Comment by coffee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

My software doesn't activate on Windows 7 64Bit and still says "trial version" when I start it. I checked by creating a collage and saving the image. The saved image had a water mark saying, "Unregistered Version". The "Activate.exe" ran successfully and said it activated the software. When I click on "About" it says, "Version 1.1.0 GOTD Version". Go figure. I'll check back later today to see if anybody has posted a response and/or if somebody else had similar problems.

Ciao,
VBH

Reply   |   Comment by VeBeeHart  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#4

Some free alternatives, most of them with more templates and options.

* online initiatives
-- http://www.photovisi.com/collage/choose_template/wallpapers
About a hundred different templates for grouping pictures ranging from only a couple up to a dozen or more. You choose a template, load pictures from your computer and once the photos are loaded you can crop, resize, rotate and reposition them on the canvas. You can add background images and even text on your collage. The final collage can be downloaded as 1024x768 or 1600x12000 JPG image.
-- http://www.photocollage.net/
(Registration required)
-- http://www.picture2life.com/
(Registration required)
-- http://funny.pho.to/
Creating photo collages from your photos online. Create realistic photo montages and add cute frames to your photos. Also comes with many single-photo effects!
-- http://www.photocollageonline.com/
To top it off... This one isn't that 'advanced' but gets the job done anyway : )

* Windows / Other
-- http://www.picturecollagesoftware.com/free/
Description: Over 2300 Collage Resources(Frames, Masks, Cliparts, Backgrounds). Includes 48+ templates for building collage. Share your collage through any medium, including desktop wallpaper, printed copies, email and more. (Pro version available too.)
-- http://www.effectmatrix.com/Free-Photo-Collage/index.htm
Choose from collage templates. Decorate your photo collage with frames, masks, text and cliparts. Use image effects to make your photos look like faded on the edges, old-fashioned, etc.
-- http://download.cnet.com/Photo-Collage-Creator/3000-2192_4-10802594.html (30 day TRIAL)
If you only want to do this once... This is a good one too!
-- http://picasa.google.com/
Yes, Picasa can do this too :)
-- http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php
You can then resize the pictures, move them to show a specific area through the frame and add countless different frames for style. All pictures appear with a white border and there is no way to get rid of them, unfortunately. There are more than one hundred templates on offer. **
-- http://www.enricoros.com/opensource/fotowall/
Fotowall is an open source software that lets you make collages and word clouds. There are no templates or grid layouts to choose from. You add photos to the canvas and arrange their position by hand, individually. But it does have a cool feature called “Force field”. When turned on, pictures arrange themselves as if they are acted upon by forces of attraction and repulsion. This tends to produce better results. You can freeze the photos while they are in motion by turning of “Force field”. **

** SOURCE: http://www.instantfundas.com/2011/12/5-free-photo-collage-making-software.html, including comparisson table.

Peace!

devnullius

Reply   |   Comment by devnullius  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+96)
#3

installed well but when I ran the program, got 'Failed to create empty document'.

Reply   |   Comment by littledanniel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Installation on x86 Vista went just fine. Before I press Finish to start the program, I also ran Activate.exe.

When the program started first, whatever I did, I could not figure out how to operate it.

Re-starting the program fixed all my confusion : ) Problem? First time, with me, there was no template selected - only a gray area was visible.

This program makes a photo collage - not to burn on dvd, but to save as a new picture (for your scrapbook?).

Templates are: grid (side by side), classic (grid with two big pictures), free (random overlapping), circular & heart.

Two other options: Fill & Random. Fill changes the photos of the collage in to a new order. Random re-arranges the lay-out of the pictures (egg, stacking differently).

The result can ber saved in jpeg, tiff, png, bmp or gif.

All in all, this is not a tech-tool but a fun tool to have lying around - might be nice to occasionally print a photo collage for someone as a souvenir.

Thanx, and... Peace!

Devvie


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Reply   |   Comment by devnullius  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#1

Easy install. Simple interface. thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-62)
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