Imaging tools can be hard to find for small businesses, as most image and editing software can cost an arm and a leg.
One of the best ways to bring traffic to your sites is with blog posts. Fun fact: blog posts with images get 94% more views. It also increases the time they spend on your post, and your viewers will most likely share it on social media pages as well.
Here is a list of 10 easy to use, free imaging tools you can use daily. (especially if your job is to write blogs, create content and write.)
Canva is the one we use the most. It is very simple to use and very powerful. This tool allows you to create any type of blog or social media image with exact dimensions. The drag and drop interface is super user-friendly and easy to learn.
Honestly, Canva makes me feel like I’m a professional designer when I am done creating posters or images for blogs. Definitely a must-have app. (It’s also available for your smartphone)
Perfect for social media posts! Pablo literally lets you create engaging, professional looking designs in less than a minute. Yes, you read that right, less than a minute!
Pablo is awesome for creating header images for blogs and write-ups.
Upload any image you want, and edit it with text or style.
Trying to promote a new app or software that you can run on your iPhone or tablet? Placeit allows you drop photos in iPhone and tablet mockups. Making look as if your new app is viewing on a screen.
You can even use video recordings to place in the image! Images include mockups of Android devices, tablets, kindles, iPhone. Computer screens, you name it.
MobileTest.me is a perfect way to get blog images quick. The site is perfect for testing your blog posts and social media posts to see what they look like before you actually post it.
It is especially useful since almost everybody has a smartphone these days, and uses it to view social media and read blogs.
Collages is a great tool that is provided by Twitter. It is perfect for creating collages that you can screenshot, and post on your blog. You can also embed the tweet in the collage itself so people can be redirected to your twitter if they click on it.
Infographics can be a huge visual aid on blog posts and especially sites like Pinterest. Easel.ly is a very useful site for creating infographics that may even be able to help fill in a portion of the blog, as you can make the infographics as detailed as you want.
Easel.ly work directly in your browser, there is a free version and a pro version, but most people stick with the free version.
Is one of the best infographic making apps out there. If you love design, getting this app will be a no-brainer. There is a free and paid version. The only downside to the free version is they will have their logo on the graphics. It is still hands down one of the best infographic making apps ever.
What kind of charts do you want? Bubble charts, scatter charts, mind maps, histograms. You name it, they have it.
Is your blog not standing out? Do you want something that will make your blog really pop? Take a gander at Infogram. it may look a little intimidating, but the creation process is quite simple.
Similar to google charts, you can view real-time data into your visualizations.
Do you want a mixture of infographics designs, visualizations of your data, and analytics?
Then Tableau is the tool for you!
With Tableau, you can organize a bunch of different graphs and visual data of your business to know when and what to post. If you are a business blogger or content marketer who is serious about sharing posts based on accurate and useful data, I would highly recommend Tableau