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Aleo Photo Collage Maker is a solid photo-collage software program with great support services. It might not be as expansive as the best photo-collage software, but you will still be able to get good use out of it.
The best collage software should be overflowing with features, such as photo correction and the ability to add video or music. Aleo's extras are slim pickings, unfortunately, as the program lacks many photo-editing options and the ability to add music or video. The shape options are also completely dependent upon whatever shapes are in the templates – typically just circles or rectangles. You are also not permitted to insert your own.
There are some very good text options in this program. There are also some good embellishments, and they are not hard to insert into the templates. However, it would be nice if there were more of them.
This software is very easy to use. Aleo has drag-and-drop functionality, as every good photo-collage program should have. You can also zoom in and out of your page setups, which will come in handy when you are working with the themed templates. You can also rotate shapes and pictures.
The export options are great too. Collage programs are now being designed to fit people’s social media interactions and large PC systems, and Aleo is up to speed on that. You can download the collage onto your hard drive so that you can set it as a background or screen saver. There is also the option to turn your collages into JPG, PDF and PNG files, making them easy to upload onto sites or save and send to friends.
Aleo has two export shortcomings. The first is the software’s inability to upload its collages onto Facebook, which many of its competitors can do. There is also not a CD/DVD download option, which is a major point against the program.
The help and support with Aleo is convenient. There are tutorials and guides on Aleo’s website that are very helpful. The site also has a FAQs section and an email address for technical support. Aleo has a Facebook account with updates from the company, and we found it to be very informative.
Aleo Photo Collage Maker has some important advantages over many of its competitors, such as professional-quality templates and varied text options. However, we believe it is still a few updates short of being one of the best collage software programs. Aleo Photo Collage Maker still has room for improvement with its export options and editing features.