Managing social media accounts for your art business is a constant challenge. Keeping track of image dimensions for each social media account can make your head spin. In this article I am going to share with you how I organize images for social sharing.
“Getting organized in the normal routines of all life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big thing?”
How to Organize Images for Social Sharing
Artist need to be able to promote their work and this is done by showing their work in person or with images. Social media sites have made it easier for you to market more people in real time.
Sharing your images could take up a great deal of time if you are not organized.
How to find image sizes for social media sites?
You already probably know how quick social media sites change. It would be a full time job trying to keep up with it all.
The best way to find image sizes for the social media sites that you are using is to do a search for “social media image size cheat sheet (year)”
Adding the year will assure you to have the latest information on the dimensions.
Where to edit images
You will notice that the image of your artwork will not be the best dimensions for social sharing. You will need to adjust the size or crop the image.
Free online image editing sites:
These are just a few of many free online image sites that you can use.
PhotoShop is another powerful imaging editing software.
How to store and organize images
Here is a step by step guide to help you organize your images on your PC.
Locate your picture folder on your computer.
Click New Folder.
Name the folder Artwork.
Double-Click on your new folder Artwork to open it.
When you are in that folder click New Folder.
Name that folder Facebook (add the image dimension also) Adding the image dimension on the folder will make it easy for you to search the image size for the site that you are working with.)
Go back to your Artwork folder and repeat the steps for as many social media sites that you have accounts for.
Now you have a master folder for your artwork and folders for the social sites that you are using.
I also have a folder for the original images also.
After you have an image of your artwork, save the original image in the original folder.
Resize the image for the social media sites that you are using and save them in the appropriate folders. Editing your image all at once will save you time in the long run.
Now you have your artwork ready to be shared to your followers.
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