Free program to create a 'photo story' from multiple photos?

hazwing

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I'm looking for a program that will allow me to put a few photos together into one big picture, to help create a story or sequence. I think the EP5 has a similar feature built into camera.

btw running on mac atm. Using LR4
 

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I use Hugin for stitching. I also use Hugin to correct perspective and fish-eye distortions and to align hand-held images for exposure-blended (pseudo-HDR) work. Hugin can also do the blending for you, but I prefer to control the blending in GIMP with layer masks. Great program, but moderately high learning curve.

I have also tried Microsoft ICE. I found it easier to use, but much less flexible. If all you want is stitching with a less steep learning curve, you might try it.

Oh, I see you are using a Mac, so MS ICE probably won't be helpful for you, but might for other readers.

On the other hand, since you mention a sequence or a story, maybe we aren't even talking about the same thing.
 

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Hmmm... my bad, probably poor choice of words to use 'stitching'. I don't mean creating panoramas, I use hugin for that with reasonable success.

I mean put multiple different photos together on the one frame, to create a story board of events in the one big picture.
 

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Autostitch works well. Free for desktop, $2 for mobile. http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/brown/autostitch/autostitch.html

They have iPhone and Android apps in addition to Mac and Windows. The desktop apps will eventually say they have 'expired', but you just need to redownload the app (or keep a copy on your hard drive and copy it to your Applications folder, replacing the old copy).
 

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Composure seems good and simple to use.

I had a look around on the app store. Fotor is another free alternative, but offers a little more image editting and batch conversions as well. There does seem to be more advertisements in fotor, though.
 
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