Visual content is more important than ever for our social presence, which means that there is a rising need of images on social media.
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However, not everyone has the budget or the skills to invest on expensive software, especially when the fast pace of social media demands new images as fast as possible. Luckily, there are many online tools out there that can make our lives easier, by providing us with excellent quality solutions for free (or low cost) image creation.
You don’t have to be a graphic designer nowadays to create a great image for social media. All you need is to find the right tools!
We compiled a list with the ones we’ve tried, but we’re also really looking forward to your own suggestions!
Canva is a very very useful online graphic suite that comes for free and offers ready templates for each social network, helping you both with creativity and image sizing, depending on the network that you’ll post the image. It’s possibly the most popular and most used graphic tool for social image creation and if you’ve tried it at least once, you know the reason.
2. Pablo by Buffer
Pablo is the new addition in image creation, powered by Buffer and aiming to the fast and easy creation of images, which turns even easier if you also use Buffer for social media management. It is still rather new, but it may be a great choice for a quick quote, an image with stats, or a testimonial. We really feel that this may turn into something bigger in the future!
3. Infographics: Easel.ly, Visual.ly, Piktochart, Infogr.am
There are many reasons a brand shoud consider the use of infographics, so if you want to create an infographic, there are many options to consider, most of them with a free plan. It’s up to you to try Easel.ly, Visual.ly, Piktochart, or Infogr.am and find the one that works better for you.
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4. Quotes: Recitethis, Quozio
If you like creating image quotes, then you might need a site to be inspired for your next designs, with Recitethis and Quozio offering several free templates that make a quote visually appealing. How about mixing them for several new image quotes?
5. Editing: PicMonkey, Pixlr
Are you looking for a quick image edit on-the-go? Then, maybe PicMonkey and Pixlr might help you. Make sure you try all their options, you might be surprised what an online photo editing tool might offer!
6. Collage: Photovisi, Fotor
7. Screen Capture: Jing, Skitch
We all need to capture our screen from time to time, whether it’s for a new social media post, or a help to a client. In either way, Jing and Skitch are both reliable, also allowing you to add an annotation along with the screenshot.
Which one of the tools above have you used and benefited from it in terms of fast image creation for social media? What else would you add to the list? Let’s expand the list!