Create Great Social Media Graphics
Seeing and sharing pictures in social media is fun! I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends because I feel connected even though we may be divided apart.
In our quest to share (or maybe overshare) our lives, I find myself using several photo editing apps more frequently than others. I'm often asked what I use to add text, create a collage, or edit the picture. In response to those requests, here are my "go to" apps when sharing pictures with my friends (like you).
The 4 Best Photo Editing Apps
1. Pic Collage – A free picture app that I use on my iPhone.
Pic Collage is an easy to use app that is like the "Swiss army knife" for pictures and graphics. I can add different backgrounds, images from the internet, text and more. The picture effects are plentiful, and I can crop, add a border, blur, and modify the color – all with the tap of a button!
Bottom Line – this is a very easy app to use on my iPhone, and I can modify my creations at a later date.
2. Photogrid – A free picture app that I use on my iPhone
Photogrid produces higher quality graphics than PicCollage. However, I'm not as familiar with Photogrid, so I use it when I have more time to create a graphic. I like Photogrid because the pictures are more clear, and the text is super crisp. The creations look very high end. The features are robust and are similar to PicCollage. My favorite feature is the "poster" feature that has editable borders and graphics for a more upscale look.
Bottom Line – this is a good app for creating higher-end graphics. The major disadvantage is that I can not update or modify an image once I have saved it to my phone.
3. Canva – A free web-based platform that I use on my laptop
When I want to produce something unique, I turn to Canva. Mainly, I use Canva when I want to share quote graphics or words of inspiration! Canva has great features, and I can even purchase photos for $ 1.
Bottom Line – this is a great, easy to use internet-based platform that allows a drag and drop approach to graphic design. I highly recommend Canva for beginner to expert users.
4. Photoshop Elements – A paid software program that I use on my laptop
Photoshop Elements is a more sophisticated software program than the other 3 discussed in this list. I use Photoshop Elements for most web page images and social media banners. If you are not familiar with Photoshop, then I recommend you complete several tutorials before you pay for the software.
Bottom Line – this is a good software program if you have the time to learn how to use the range of features this product offers.
Which picture editor is the best for you? If you are a casual user on your iPhone, then Pic Collage or Photogrid is best for you! If you are a casual user, but would like a larger screen to edit your pictures, I would recommend Canva. Photoshop Elements is your editor of choice if you will be an avid, more consistent user.
These are the 4 photo editing apps and software that I consistently use for social media sharing. Try one today and keep sharing your precious photos with your friends!