6 Apps for making Instagram collages and borders: Afterlight, PicFrame, Layout

If you’re sick of posting the same old thing to Instagram, then now’s your chance to get a bit more creative. We’ve collected together our top six apps for adding borders to your snaps, making collage creations and distorting your images so they look way more exciting!

1. Afterlight

A one-stop-shop photo editing tool that allows you to make all kinds of changes to your phones, from light leaks and filters through to words and basic photo manipulation tweaks. There are also some great border options too – we love the ones that add a border and then add a pattern to the border.

iPhone | Android

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2. Pic Stitch

Often named the top collage app, Pic Stitch allows you to do just that – stitch your photos together in any way you like. The app has more than 245 different layouts to choose from and lots of photo effects and filters you can add to your creations afterwards.

iPhone | Android

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3. Diptic

Diptic is my favourite collage making app because it’s just so easy to use. It doesn’t have as many options and frames as some of the other apps, but it’s always had the ones I need. I love the fact you can really make each collage your own, by tinkering with the width of borders, adding curves to the edge of some photos and even making some basic edits once you’re done.

iPhone | Android

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4. PicFrame

PicFrame is a basic app, but I love that you can add different shapes and borders into the same collage – like the example below. You’ve got 73 different frames to choose from and given that you can add them however you like into each photo, there’s a (kinda) unlimited number of options.

iPhone | Android

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5. Photo Grid

In many ways Photo Grid is just the same as the others in the list, but there are a few cool features that make it stand out, like a blurred frame option that make your snaps really stand out and stickers and add-ons you can try out too.

iPhone | Android

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6. Layout

Layout is Instagram’s own photo arrangement and border app and as you can imagine it takes all of the things we all love about Instagram – it’s great typography and simplicity – and applies it to this new layout-building option. I’ve used it a few times already and really love its mirroring features.

iPhone | Google Play

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Becca Caddy