How to Make Collage on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Collages are a fantastic way to showcase a collection of photos or create stunning visual presentations. If you’re a Mac user, creating a collage is easier than you might think. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of making a collage on Mac, using the built-in software, Preview.

Step 1: Gather your photos

The first step in creating a collage is to gather the photos you want to include. You can select images from your Photos app or any other folder on your Mac.

Step 2: Open Preview

To begin making your collage, open the Preview application on your Mac. You can find it by searching for “Preview” in Spotlight or by navigating to the Applications folder in Finder.

Step 3: Create a new document

Once you have opened Preview, go to the “File” menu and select “New from Clipboard” or press Command+N. This will create a new document with dimensions matching the size of the image you copied.

Step 4: Arrange your photos

To arrange your photos in the collage, go to the “Edit” menu and select “Insert.” Choose “Page from File” and browse for the first photo you want to include. Repeat this process for each photo until all are added to your collage.


  • Drag and drop: You can drag and drop photos directly into Preview’s sidebar for quick insertion.
  • Resize and position: After inserting each photo, use the handles around its edges to resize it as desired. Drag and drop each photo within the document to position it precisely.
  • Overlap photos: To create a layered effect, you can overlap photos by positioning them on top of each other.

Step 5: Adjust the collage

Once all your photos are added and positioned, you may want to make some adjustments to enhance the overall appearance of your collage.


  • Rotate: To rotate a photo, select it and go to the “Tools” menu, choose “Rotate Left” or “Rotate Right.”
  • Crop: If you want to remove unwanted parts of a photo, select it and go to the “Tools” menu, choose “Crop.”
  • Adjust colors: Under the “Tools” menu, you’ll find options like “Adjust Color,” “Adjust Size,” and more to fine-tune your collage.

Step 6: Save and share your collage

Once you are satisfied with your collage, it’s time to save and share it with others. Go to the “File” menu and select “Export.”

Choose a file format (JPEG or PNG) and adjust the quality settings as desired. Finally, select a destination folder and click on the “Save” button.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a beautiful collage on your Mac using Preview. Now you can print it out or share it online with friends and family!

Remember that Preview offers basic features for creating collages. If you require more advanced options or creative templates, consider exploring third-party applications available in the Mac App Store.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of making a collage on Mac. Have fun experimenting with different layouts and designs to create unique collages that reflect your style and creativity!

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