Picasa's Perfect Picture Collages
I take thousands of pictures. But I need a fast, easy way to do something with them all. I found it with Picasa's collage feature. In two seconds, I can throw together a fun collage from a weekend in Storyland or a walk in Noanett. [or for a Father's Day present...] They are fun for birthdays - use pictures from the past year and just throw them into the collage - they look great! The biggest issue I have is finding which pictures to use from my hard drive.
The program is a little buggy for me (I use it on a Mac, so that may be some of it) but I really like the collage feature for scrapbooking, I like that I can have Shutterfly print out the photos instead of wasting color ink on my printer, and best of all, it's free.