Even though videos are attracting more social media views, images are still a strong second. I have created this image editing resource for social sharing so you can create images easily that will inspire people to share.
Image Editing Resource
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65 percent of the population are visual learners. This might be one of the reasons why images produce a large amount of engagement for social media networks.
Being an artist you have an upper hand over others business owners. You will be able to produce breathtaking images that have a great chance of going viral. The more people who share your images on social media platforms, the larger your audience will become.
Below is a list of some of the best free image editing software services to make creating beautiful images people will love to share on social media.
Picmonkey is one of my favorite image editing sites. There is a free plan, or you can pay for a premium plan for extra features.
The free program offers more than you need to create beautiful images. You can edit, resize and add effects with one click. If you would like to add text, PicMonkey has a broad range of text that you can pick from.
The best feature is that it is very easy to use. You will not have to spend much time learning how to edit and create images.
Canva is my other go-to site for editing and creating images. If you are going to create an image from scratch for social sharing, Canva makes it easy. Most social media sites have different image dimensions. Canva has the most popular social network image sizes as temples. Pick what social network you will share on, click and create.
BeFunky is another excellent image creating a site, similar to Canva and PicMonkey. BeFunky provides templates for social media headers, blogs, and businesses. You will enjoy their user-friendly interface.
Even though Adobe Photoshop is a paid software, I had to include it in the list.
I use Photoshop to edit images of my artwork.
Tools like PicMonkey and Canva make it easy to create images fast for social media but when you are displaying images of your artwork you will want to make sure you are using the best image editing software available and in my opinion, nothing compares to Photoshop.
Free Stock Images
Are you looking for images to use for your artist blog?
Sometimes you are looking for something other than images of your artwork to spice up your artist blog posts.
Below are a couple of Free Stock Image sites I use for my blog posts:
Pexels has over 4,500 free stock photos to choose from if you are looking for motivational images on your blog or social network sites. All of the images are under the Creative Commons License. This means you can copy, edit, redistribute and use commercially.
Unsplash is similar to Pexels, offering images under the Creative Commons License. You will be sure to find what you are looking for here. They provide ten new images every ten days.
I hope that you found this image editing resource for social sharing helpful. These are some of the best free image editing tools available.
What are some of your favorite image editing tool?
Image Editing Resource For Social Sharing Overview:
- Adobe Photoshop