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As a blogger, you need to bring your A game, put your best foot forward and stand out from the rest of the crowd. It includes creating the best quality pictures and graphics for your blog even though all you wanted to do was write about your dog, in the first place. But then you’ve come across some stunning visuals while reading someone’s blog and there it is! The first pangs of ‘God! How does he do it?’ You know the content is just so-so but the images are eye-candy. You can’t figure out why your images are nowhere near his apparently great sense of design. You know you cannot burn a hole in your pocket by buying some fancy equipment. What do you do then?
Let’s just say it is possible to create stunning visuals and images for your blog without breaking the bank. Nowadays, iPhones and other smartphones come with some pretty kick-ass cameras. Add in some cool photo editing apps and you will end up with fabulous images. With the power of internet bestowed upon you, you can also create stunning visuals from websites as well. Here are five of my favorite photo editing tools for bloggers.
5 Photo Editing Tools for Bloggers
Since the initial days of my blogging journey, I have loved using PicMonkey. It is one of the most popular free online design tool that offers plenty of photo editing options including image touch ups and custom effects. It is easy to use and you can also create collages and graphic designs. PicMonkey has recently included a wide set of templates as well so that you can customize your own photos. Check out their free tutorials here that would help you perfect photo editing like a pro… which brings me to another of my favorites.
I’m in love with Canva for it can create professional Photoshop-quality images even with their basic free version. They have a huge collection of inbuilt free images, templates and graphic elements to start with. I know for a fact that many bloggers use Canva for creating stunning images for their blogs and social media. I also use it for my personal use, by creating cute birthday and anniversary cards and photo collages. You can check out my post here on Write Tribe where I’ve written a tutorial on how to create photo collages using Canva.
Snapseed is my current favorite photo editing app that I use. Available both on iOS and Android, it helps to make your images look gorgeous in no time at all. You can add cool texts, frames, and filters and it is ready to rock your Instagram account! Best of all, it is free! I always give it a quick once over before uploading anything to my Instagram account.
I know a lot of professional photographers who use VSCO as their go-to editing app. It is available both for iOS and Android, and houses all the elements that a basic photo editing tool offers. What makes it different is the opportunity to connect and share with a community of photographers. Search #VSCO on Instagram to know how popular the app is.
Want to create funny memes, sketches, or stunning art? PicsArt is the one for you. I am still learning from the wide array of tutorials it offers, but it sure looks exciting. From being a basic image editor to collage maker, it also transforms your selfies, creates amazing backgrounds and offers cool filters.
P.S: This is not a Sponsored Post. Cos’ you know, all these tools are free! Like it? Do you use any other photo editing software? I’d love to know.
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I still can’t figure out VSCO and am a bit doubtful about Picsart. Isn’t that a bit juvenile? But thanks for your tip on Snapseed that you had shared earlier. It’s become my favourite. I like PicMonkey and Canva but still find Snappa a better option…..
SHALINI BAISIWALA says
Aweomse info Shalzzy- I am going to check out some of them as I havent ever used them tho they sounds absolutely dleightful! Thanks so much for sharing such valuable info!! Cheers
Thank you so much, Shalini for sharing about these resources. A picture can really be a great differentiator in a blog as I’m realizing now. I’ve made a note of these resources. Hopefully, it’ll be of use to me one way or the other!
Natasha Sinha says
Thanks Shalini for this treasure trove of information. Much needed. A very articulately written post too.
Holly Jahangiri says
Give Phonto and PicPlayPost a try, too (both are mobile apps). With PicPlayPost, you can even combine photos and video in a single collage!
Thanks for compiling this up..bloggers of any niche will definitely need this 🙂
Mahati ramya adivishnu says
Informative post! I only knew and use picmonkey and canva.
Barbara In Caneyhead says
It’s a’ways fun to try something new! Thanks for the recommendations. I’ve used snappa several times lately for some things for social media.
I have used Snapseed, but found it very time consuming with so may detailing and all. Picsart is what I have been using for lone. Canva And VSCO yet to try.
Sanchie @ Living my Imperfect Life says
Picmonkey remains my go-to tool though I have also used Canva
I use picmonkey the most. Love canva too. I have snapspeed and picsart on my phone, yet to explore them, though. Great post, Shalini.
Vasantha Vivek says
Very useful handy list of resources for all bloggers. Thanks for sharing !!!
Alpana Deo says
That’s very helpful post Shalini. And you said it right, I often get stunned seeing the high quality flawless pictures on many blogs having not so great content but their pictures make me go through their other posts..
Thanks for the information. I am.going to explore them.
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Samarpita Sharma says
Not a fan of Picsart but I absolutely love and swear by the other four you’ve mentioned! 😀
Samarpita Sharma says
NOT A FAN OF PICMONKEY BUT I ABSOLUTELY ADORE AND SWEAR BY THE OTHER FOUR YOU MENTIONED! 😀
Minakshi bajpai says
I agree that as a blogger you should know how to play with photos and clicks. A good picture is equal to thousand words as all knows. But really all these apps that you have shared in your post are unknown to me. I never used any one of them. But really thanks for sharing these. It will help us in a great way. #minreads #myfriendalexa
Snapseed and Picsart are evergreen software for easy photo editing. Most of the people use it not only bloggers but most of the users of Facebook and Instagram are using these two software . I also use them both for my self they are very easy to use and also fast. I am going to try other software describe in the blog I hope the will be amazing like these two.
I just love canva, All mentioned apps are really useful, Thanks for shareing
Amelia Wick says
I am already using Canva but after your Post in which you share very attractive list for editing
I use some of them but PicsArt is very Useful and very easy to use.
I am loving to explore Photo and Video editing by this App