Today it is very important to have visually appealing photos for your Social Media, because a photo says more than a thousand words. This doesn’t always require addressing an expensive graphic artist or designer to edit or customize your photos. With the following 5 tools you can make your social media photos worthy in no time without any costs.
The Pixlr editor tool is a worthy alternative for those who are looking for a free version of Photoshop. This tool has both a web app and a mobile version for both Android and iOS. The tool allows you to upload your own photos and add effects, filters, frames and texts to them. The use is very simple and shows many similarities with Photoshop. Before this seems a little too difficult for us, there is also Pixlr Express for the less technically located among us, it allows you to change photos in just a few clicks.
The following Canva tool is a simple drag and drop tool for web designers, it has a wide range of templates for social media as well as for presentations and posters. The predetermined templates can be completely adapted to your own taste or for those who find the templates but nothing can also develop a template themselves. The Canva design tool includes numerous applications such as ‘elements’ (free photos, grids, frames, shapes, lines, drawings, icons and graphics). In addition, it is also possible to add text or another background to your design. It is also possible to upload your own photos for editing if you can’t find the free photos.
Pablo is a free online photo editor, which allows you to super fast Social Media friendly photos for your Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account… The possibilities are endless, so there are more than 600,000 photos available in all shapes and sizes suitable for different types of Social Media platforms. A nice application is the quote generator with which you can generate great quotes for photo posts. After editing, you can share or download your photo by pressing the share or download button. This allows you to post directly to your desired Social Media channels, but simply downloading is also possible if you prefer the classic way.
Infographics can be very useful to use in a blog, but how to make them? Easel.ly offers a solution to that problem with a tool that allows you to create your own template or one of more than 2 million created templates from other users in no time at all.
With Skitch, a Evernote program tool, you can create annotations, shapes and sketches in no time at all. With this tool you can say a lot without using many words by adding shapes, arrows and quick drawings to your image or screenshot.
As you can see, there are a lot of tools to take your social photos to the next level without losing a fortune to their realization by professionals or expensive software. When you’ve mastered the tools a little, you’re sure to be able to achieve some great results.