I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think I may have finally turned a corner in this cold! I came home last night and actually wanted to eat dinner, so that’s certainly a good sign. I hope I can stop whining about feeling sick and get back to the gym soon!
It feels like it’s been about a million years since I’ve had an FYI Friday (don’t forget to check out Jen’s blog for some more FYI Friday posts!) post for you. I’ve actually had this post floating around, but due to this and that I kept moving it around in CoSchedule and (finally!) today is the day!
I’ve talked before about how important (and awesome) Pinterest (look for a follow-up post next week) is and one biggie when it comes to Pinterest is images.
So, what is the best program for making those killer Pinterest images?
I honestly don’t think there are any significant differences between the two – it really just boils down to personal preference.
- Has seasonal clip-art
- Free, or $33/year for Royale
- Filters, image touch, up and collages
- Intuitive and easy to use
- Templates for social sharing
The biggest con I’ve noticed with PicMonkey is that images aren’t saved with layers, so if you were to create a graphic for you blog and wanted to go back and change one thing, you aren’t able to as they different elements are flattened, so you’d need to start over.
- Numerous stock designs that are free or $1/image (for 24 hours)
- Ability to upload images for design work
- Preloaded text for images
- Templates for collages and social sharing
- Images are stored in your account for quick and easy changes
A great suggested I came across (and now can’t recall where) so you don’t need to pay for an image twice, is to download the image alone in the highest quality, so you can upload to your account for future use and don’t have to pay again for the same image.
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Canva definitely has a biggest learning curve than PicMonkey, but after figuring out how best to use it, I feel it’s more powerful and creates better images. I definitely have a lot to learn and a long way to go in creating images for my blog, but I think I’m getting there 🙂
What do you use to edit your images? What tips and tricks have you learned?
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