updated 12:45 am EDT, Fri September 5, 2008
Microsoft Research today announced a new photo collage program, AutoCollage 2008. The program uses algorithms to automatically detect objects and faces in separate pictures, which it then combines by following the features and boundaries. Microsoft claims the pictures can be blended together without the joins being visible, and without one picture from a set standing out. AutoCollage 2008 for Windows Vista and XP SP2 is available from Microsoft for a 30 day trial or the unrestricted version for $20.