A while ago, on the Write Tribe Whatsapp group, we had a discussion on the various picture editing apps and software that we use to create stunning graphics for our blog posts and social media. There are a number of software available to resize, edit and create images, but most of us are stuck with the basic few. So, here’s a compilation of all our favorite Image editing tools for social media.
Image Editing Tools for Social Media
While I swore by Canva and Pic Monkey, Anamika said that her go-to app has been Pixlr. It helps her in editing the images as well as adding text. Canva is a popular tool used by many bloggers including Corinne, Zainab, Lata, Damyanti, Shinjini, and Suja. This is because of the ease with which the software can be used and the many templates that are made available for free. Additionally, Suja reminded us to make use of the dimension customization function. This would help in creating images that would fit your blog layout.
Suja also recommends Picsart, another popular tool among bloggers and Instagrammers. With different editing options and the availability of cliparts, stickers, cloning, and collages, Picsart is a definite winner.
Textgram lets you create pretty graffiti using text and images and is used by Dipika and Vinitha. Notegraphy is another tool that helps in creating stylized snippets of text. Parul loves landscapes and Snapseed seems to work for her. This tool has creative text templates and also lets you do basic editing. It gives you many presets and effects that can transform your photographs. If you are looking to protect your photographs, Parul suggests a watermarking tool- Marksta. You can add a text or logo to your picture before posting it on social media channels.
Along with Canva and Picmonkey, Lata suggests Pixteller which helps in designing covers for your blog and social media and also has templates for flyers and invitations.
Shinjini is app savvy, to say the least. She does a lot of image editing on her I-phone and uses many apps. “For blogging, my go-to’s are Over & Rhonna, They’re iPhone apps. I also love Canva and Photoshop. I love VSCO. It’s got some lovely filters and the editor is quite good too”, Shinjini adds. Did you know that adding VSCO hashtags (eg: #VSCO, #VSCOCam) are a great way to create community and expand your audience?
Damyanti also prefers MOLDIV and Photogene⁴, along with Canva and VSCO. “If you are ready to shell out a few bucks, Word Swag is a good investment”, says Corinne. “This software links directly to Pixabay and thus helps in finding free stock images. Pablo by Buffer is a good tool as well. I love how it can resize images for social media without much work. It’s my go-to in a hurry”, she adds.
Holly swears by the tool 1000+ Shape photo collage. She also suggests Paintshop Pro (Corel) which is much cheaper and almost as full-featured but easier than Photoshop. Photo and Picture Resizer are other apps you can try on an Android phone.
So, that’s it! Take a look at these Image Editing Tools, give it a try and let us know which ones you love the most. If you can add anything new to the list, leave a comment below.
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