In the social media world, we are today; it is more than just text that drives engagement on posts and tweets. We often need to mix our content with visuals to drive engagement. Buffer reports they have found that when images are included on social media shares, engagement increases across the board—more clicks, reshares, replies, and favorites. Therefore it is imperative now more than ever to acquire the right tools for awesome web designers to use for creating images and videos for social media.
Here are our top five social media tools picks for web designers:
With Pablo, you can create engaging images in 30 seconds or less, without having to sign up or sign in to use the service. Designed by social sharing platform, Buffer, it is a quick tool for creating amazing images super-fast. I have personally used Pablo to create almost all images for my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest content. There is a searchable database of over 600,000 free stock images you can use. Also, add some spice to the images with several filters.
Canva is a start-to-finish design tool perfect for non-designers. It has a host of features such as drag and drop interface, premade templates, custom image sizes for every social media channel, and cool fonts that make image creation seem like fun.
WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing channel that is stress-free. What makes it peculiar are two things: the ease it gives to edit and share videos on social platforms and then ability to edit videos anywhere – an Internet Brower, Android or iOS device. WeVideo’s free package comes with 1GB of storage, 5 minutes of video each month and the option to publish in 720p. Its premium packages which offer more storage, video time and publishing resolutions have rates from $20 upwards.
Infographics do not always have to look dull. That is the message behind Piktochart. With Piktochart, you can create enjoyable infographics that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, SlideShare, websites, and blogs. Its drag-and-drop editor allows you to think through your choices of what to include and its 400+ professionally designed templates make it easy for you to create a quick infographic. Piktochart’s free version allows you access to all features and sharing capacities to all social media channels. It has a paid version of $15 a month or $150 a year, however, offers greater upload limit, watermark removal, more privacy options and high-res photos.
5. Social Image Resizer Tool
Every social media platform has its preferred image sizes and aspect ratios that optimize images on that channel. It can be troubling to look for the right tool for resizing images to the perfect sizes. Enter Social Image Resizer Tool which sorts out this smoothly for you. All that needs to be done is to upload the image, choose from a huge drop-down of options and select the desired social media platform you would like to share the image. Social Image Resizer Tool currently supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.
You can say goodbye to all your social media content curation problems now! We are sure we missed out so many other great tools. We do not mind if you shared them with us in the comments section.