Have you noticed how our web has transitioned into a visual world? Facebook Timeline, Pinterest, Instagram, and probably hundreds of other applications show how we are using images to be informed, shop, engage and even make decisions.
You might already be working with images regularly to communicate on your blog and social networks. If you are not a graphic designer or knowledgeable in Photoshop, there may be times where you don’t find the right sized image or maybe has text you don’t want to share but you don’t know how to fix it to fit your criteria. So what to do?
Have you heard of PicMonkey?
This is one of my favorite online tools by far! I use it often to create images for social networks, my blog or just for fun. It’s quick, easy, and yep…free.
PicMonkey is a web-based photo editing software. But don’t be afraid of the label “photo editing software.” It is such a basic tool anyone can use. When you land on their dashboard, you will see just how basic it is.
You have two options to the left: Edit a photo or create a collage.
When you click on Edit Photo, you will be prompted to upload the photo of your choice and redirected to the editing dashboard which gives you a variety of options including:
- Basic Edits: crop, rotate, exposure, colors, sharpen and resize
- Overlays: hearts, labels, pushpins, starts and more!
- Text (with many fonts to choose from)
Create a Collage is a recently added feature which just adds on to PicMonkey’s awesomeness. Create your own collage with a variety of pictures and text. A great feature to create visual tips, quotes or explanations of your product or service.
PicMonkey is a great way to add that extra oomph to your photos and use them within your blog, on your Facebook page, or on Pinterest. Your photos will capture attention and increase engagement.
And speaking of Facebook, they offer a Facebook application where you can edit photos right within your Facebook account and publish them to your profile or page.
You don’t even need to register to use PicMonkey. Just upload and get to editing!
Pretty neat right?
What are some ways you can start using PicMonkey? Knowing there is such an easy photo editing tool, will you work with images more often?
Disclaimer: Denisse Marie has no affiliation with PicMonkey.