Montage Maker

Montage Maker

Montage Maker is a fun tool that lets you create large, colourful montages of any topic using images sourced from the internet. Not only is it an interesting way of browsing the net, it can also be used to create desktop pictures or even posters.

Things to try:

  • Use the settings to change the grid size of your montage
  • Change the size of your montage by resizing your browser window
  • Want to publish your montage? Check 'Creative commons' to make a montage using images that have a Creative Commons license.

Note: This tool was previously called Montage-a-google but has been updated to fetch images from Flickr instead of Google – which is more reliable and faster to fetch a range of image sizes. Also, this version no longer requires the Flash plugin.

Open Montage Maker

Example montages

View photos tagged with 'Montage-a-google' on Flickr to see more examples of what other people have made.

An example use

These colourful posters were made by one user for their children's bedroom.

13 Responses to “Montage Maker”

  1. trish 19 Aug, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Is montage maker not working? I updated all software, type in a search item and nothing but black screen. ?(

    • Grant 12 Sep, 2012 at 8:17 am #

      Montage Maker seems to be having troubles in Internet Explorer. If you can, I suggest using one of the other popular browsers out there such as Firefox or Chrome.

  2. peter 30 May, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    Absolutely love the idea.
    Just curious about whether it is possible to restrict the results to only include 1 image from a particular site/flickr user? This would be great for showing variety.

    • Grant 30 May, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Peter, that’s a cool idea, but not possible at the moment I’m afraid.

  3. TJ 2 Oct, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Great Project! Last time I visited I was able to find images of myself, other artist and just so many more than today. I just get the “no images found try again” Even the ones available are few, even when using the “unique” option.

    Were you slapped with some sort of restrictions, is there a “bug” or has the project just became very limited for some other reason? Disappointing.

    • Grant 8 Dec, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      How long has it been since you last visited? Montage Maker now uses Flickr’s photo API, so that might explain the changes in what you’re seeing.

  4. Australianvintageposters.Com.Au 11 Dec, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    Awesome.

  5. pacific standard simon 21 Jul, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Broken? All I get now is “Searching…” — no results at all.

    • Grant 28 Jul, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      Flickr changed their API which broke some things. Should be fixed now though, so please have another try.

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