TurboCollage - Collage Creator

Developer: SilkenMermaid

Current Version: 5.2.1

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 4.2 MB - Download



A newer version of TurboCollage is now available. Search TurboCollage 6 on Mac App Store to get the latest version.

Create stunning picture collages on your Mac. Setup a collage with a prominent center picture, arrange pictures in a regular grid, or create a random picture pile. Let your imagination fly and arrange pictures like a beehive. Tie fond memories together into gorgeous picture mosaics. With an intuitive interface, TurboCollage gives you complete control over your collage design.

Simply start by dragging a few pictures into TurboCollage. Choose a collage style from seven exciting variants. Select from a range of default picture sizes and aspect ratios or create your own custom size for your collage. Select Landscape or Portrait orientation and use a color or a custom picture as collage background. You can even use a transparent background for your collage. Add shadows to pictures to give your collage a real paper collage feel. Exchange pictures by dragging one picture on another. Add text to your collage. Shuffle the collage to get another exciting layout. TurboCollage even lets you pan and zoom individual pictures within their frames so that they are positioned just as you wish.


• Regular Pile
• Circle Pile
• Picture Grid
• Mosaic
• Center Frame
• Zig Mosaic
• Photohive


• Add unlimited number of pictures to collage
• Add text to collage
• Create collage in any custom size
• Wide range of default sizes and aspect ratios
• Customize picture shadows
• Drag a picture on another picture to exchange them
• Shuffle collage to get a completely new layout
• Pan and zoom pictures within their frames
• Drag, scale, or rotate pile pictures
• Change pile order to bring more prominent pictures on top
• Customize picture borders
• Select background picture or color
• Tile background picture
• Use transparent background
• Set rounded corners on pictures in Grid, Mosaic, Center Frame, and Zig Mosaic collages
• Customize number of rows and columns in grid
• Create Landscape or Portrait collages
• Customize text color, text background opacity and color, shadows, and alignment
• Resize, rotate, or move text
• Use Instant Camera or Postage Stamp border styles in Regular Pile collage
• Create symmetric Center Frame collages
• Upload collage directly to Facebook
• Post collage to Twitter
• Save collage design to edit later


We love to hear from our users. You might have a suggestion for a feature or you might like to report an issue you faced. Please email us at [email protected]


Release Notes:

Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 or later.
Compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, and Maverics.

Steps to add pictures from new Mac OS X Photos app:

1. Open Finder and create a new folder.
2. Drag pictures that you want to add from Photos app to the new folder in Finder.
3. Add pictures from folder to TurboCollage.

What's New in TurboCollage 5.2.1

• New Photohive collage style
• New Circle Pile collage style
• Post collage to Twitter directly from TurboCollage


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by JillisiMac

Quicker Than Prompt Support - I am a former professional photographer who loves the app and the new features! When I encountered downloading and installation problems, the Developer/Seller provided flawless instructions to resolve these issues by email within 13 minutes of my initial notification. Thanks for great, quick, support!

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 0
Review by PGib77

Easy to use - but doesnt work - I created a nice collage, resizing and adjusting multiple images. App was realatively easy to figure out, and use. The problem is when exporting or posting the image you lose pictures. I haven't seen anything that mentions a limit, I and working with 20-30 pics. Reach out to support a week ago and have not heard anything back.

Found helpful by 10 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.2.1
Review by Chris Biele

Quick and easy, but still lacking essential manual controls. - This is my go-to app for creating quick and elegant collages. It’s easy to chuck a selection of images into the pile and let Turbo Collage sort them instantaneously. The problems arise when you want to make manual adjustments to the frame sizes or when you add a new photo and your painstakingly designed layout is completely reorganised. Pros: - easy to use - offers some good manipulation of the border widths and colors - presets are creative and look nice - using textures for the background is easy as long as you have some reset textures to hand Cons: - adding to or removing a picture from the pile will reset your layout - can’t resize image frames - this would be particularly useful in the new circle pile setting - no ability to adjust the image area, so if the "zig-zag" is not quite right, you have to just keep hitting "Shuffle" and hope for the best Overall, definitely worth the small price and far easier than doing the same thing in Photoshop.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 5.2.1
Review by NancyAz

Awesome App - I rarely write reviews of Apps, but this one is INCREDIBLE! I have bought many collage programs as well as collage apps and spent more money on them all than I care to think about. Most end up in folders called “Collage - Do Not Use!" I looked at this one and thought it was just another app that I would probably purchase and discard, but it is amazing!! I created a collage in three minutes after adding some pictures, changing pictures around, changing collage types and backgrounds, putting in my text box describing the event, and all this included learning how to use it! As Historian for a service club and having hundreds of pages to do to show what our Club has done throughout the year, I have been struggling because each page takes me hours, literally! I am now excited because I can catch up in a week this summer if I can do a whole collage in about three minutes! This App is a gem among many broken rocks! Thank you to the developers who have made a truly outstanding App! I will look to see what other programs you have done! Nancy

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 5.2.1
Review by djmnet

easy and elegant - TurboCollage is my first choice to make several styles of attractive photo collages. I don’t remember it ever crashing or glitching. There are some collages for which I have to resort to Photoshop, but that’s a lot more work involving layer masks. I do have a wish list that would bring TurboCollage from great to even greater: 1. Rulers and optional snapping. To line up up text or circles with other things (like other text) I have to place a physical ruler on my computer screen, but that’s not as precise or easy as I would like. 2. The ability to define text styles. If I have several text items on a collage and decide to change something about their style, there’s no way to change them all at once. I can’t even precisely make them all the same new size, because TurboCollage doesn’t show you numerically how big text is. 3. The combined rotate/zoom control in some collage styles like Regular Pile and Circle Pile is hard to use. I frequently change one when I only wanted to change the other, and it takes a lot of fiddling to get the result I want. Separate controls would be much easier. 4. The ability to change picture aspect ratio (cropping). In the Regular Pile and Circle Pile styles, the pictures are stuck at their original shapes, although you can zoom and pan within that. Sometimes I have to make a specially cropped version of a picture externally just for use in a TurboCollage collage so it doesn’t cover up part of another picture, and changing the stacking order would just make a different picture cover up too much. Being able to push the borders around in the non-pile styles as well would also be handy, though I suspect harder to implement. 5. Soft edges. It would add to the program’s versatility if it had the ability to cross-fade the edges of one photo into another or into the background. This is one of the cases where I have to use Photoshop. 6. In addition to the Shuffle button, or augmenting it with a drop-down control, buttons to sort the pictures by file name or date stamp (from EXIF tags, or file modification time if there are none). That would have avoided a lot of manual re-ordering of pictures in some of my collages.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 5.2.1
Review by deeptrouble

A good app, needs to be updated. - I reveied this app a few years ago & I wish it has made significant improvement, but it seems the same. There is so much this app could and should do, that they haven’t added. For example - let users set the angle of photos directly. It is remarkably difficult to make a given photo have 0 degrees of rotation! Please update! Here is my old review, from when I gave it 5 stars. ------ I tried several collage apps & this is the one I liked the best. I used the free version first (Collage Creator Lite) & really enjoyed it. This paid version seems to have some really great additional features. I hope they keep working on it an improving it. Here are some suggestions: - the biggest problem I have is that the Picture Pile template should have a setting that automatically covers up the entire background. I spend most of my time resizing & moving images to accomplish this - its hould be programmatic. - Make your application window a real, resizable normal Mac window. - Add the ability to star-rate (like in iTunes) the images & thus effect which get displayed more prominently & less prominently. All in all, a great and useful app - thanks!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 5.2.1
Review by The Ferris Wheel

Great for creating wallet-size photos! - I have had a lot of difficulty trying to figure out how to print different wallet-size photos on a single sheet in iPhoto. This app makes it super easy — import two photos at a time and save them to 4 x 6 prints. The cheapest way to go at Costco.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people