The following six samplers are made using my instagram photos because I stopped using my big camera while I was away. I only post photos I have taken with my phone on instagram - I think using a dslr is missing the point of instagram. So, apologies if you have already seen these images. By the way it is really easy to upload your instagram pictures onto your computer, I used Instaport.
To make my samplers/collages/mosaics -whatever you like to call them, I use PicMonkey which is a free photo-editing site which you can use straight away without having to create an account. I also use PicMonkey to edit my photos before posting them on the blog. By edit I mean I click auto adjust, crop if necessary, resize and occasionally lighten a bit.
How to make a photo collage using PicMonkey
1) Select the collage option at the top of the page which takes you to your photo files and from there select the photos (click on the photo then click 'open') you want to use in your collage.
2) When you have enough photos go to the little layout icon on the far left of the page, it's underneath the images icon (the one that looks like mountains). Select the 'square deal' option and click on the one you want, I use the 3x3 one. This layout will appear on the middle of your screen.
3) Click on the images icon again to get back to your photo selection and then simply drag your pictures to the squares you want them to go in. Sometimes extra squares will appear but you can easily dismiss these by hitting the cross in their top right hand corners. You can move the pictures around as much as you want.
I hope that makes sense and is of use to someone. There are other photo editing sites worth having a look at. Big Huge Labs is one which I have used in the past but PicMonkey is my favourite..