Hootsuite Blog Shares Tools for Creating Social Media Images

Let me be the first to say that this post was written more than a year ago, however, I just stumbled on it and picked up a few new tools in the process so I figured the masses might benefit from this find as well.

Images play a critical role in posts on websites and help drive reader engagement on social platforms. While applications like Photoshop and Illustrator are great for creating images, it’s great having some tools in your belt that are a bit more user friendly, allow you to create things quickly and look good in the process.

This blog post from Hootsuite shares 16 such tools.

While there are many I was familiar with and use frequently like Canva (desktop, iOS versions)and Infogr.am (desktop), there were some new ones in the mix that I wasn’t aware of. Notably, I was most excited to find Hootsuite Enhance (iOS). The app makes creating social image from your camera roll a snap, sizing things quickly and easily for best display for everything from Twitter and Facebook posts to Pinterest and Instagram. While there are lots of tools and sizing charts that can help with this, Hootsuite Enhance makes the process super simple for your web and social teams and may just be a tool you and your staff were looking for.

Check out the full blog post and 16 tools here.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism and Media Literacy.” You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He’s a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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