6 free tools for creating awesome Pinterest images

by Socially Stacked

Pinterest is a rapidly growing social media network. More users offer more opportunities for your business, but on the other hand it also increases the competition making it harder to stand out with your Pinterest images. Pinterest is a highly visual platform, so you need to focus heavily on creating pin-worthy images that attract people’s attention and stand out from other pins. You don’t have to be a professional Photoshop user to do this. There are a lot of free tools available that allow you to create great images for Pinterest in no time.

Canva

Canva is an excellent tool to create professional-looking Pinterest images within minutes. On the website you’ll find thousands of customizable templates that allow you to create beautiful images without further experience. The platform is very easy to use and offers numerous layouts, elements and fonts to take your images to the next level. You also don’t have to worry about the size of the image. Canva has an option that allows you to design a long pin specifically for Pinterest.

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is one of the most popular online photo editors. It offers various filters, editing functions and shapes. To use the advanced tools you have to pay a monthly fee, but the basic features are completely free. When you have some more experience with the program there are many options to add texts, filters, overlays and backgrounds. PicMonkey is a little less user friendly than Canva and does not offer ready-made layout designs and stock photos. However, this program is ideal for quickly editing photos, for example if you want to enlarge or reduce them or if you want to add a watermark or filter.

Fotor

Fotor is another popular photo editor that is quite similar to PicMonkey. You can try this editor if you are looking for alternatives to Canva or PicMonkey or if you need additional layout options. You can choose ‘Pinterest Post’ in ‘Design’ when you want to edit your photos for Pinterest and then choose from multiple templates. You can also use Photo to create beautiful collages and add stickers, shapes and text to your pins.

ReciteThis

When you want to add a quote or text to your Pinterest image, ReciteThis is a very useful free tool. All you have to do is enter the text and choose a template that fits your needs. The program doesn’t have a lot of choice in editing options and templates, but this makes it very easy to use. Ideal when you want to display nice visual quotes in your pin.

Studio Design

Studio Design is a practical photo editing app that lets you edit your photos on your phone. The free app offers over 500 different shapes, fonts and photo filters. With this app you can create the best Pinterest images and upload them while on the go.

Infogram

Are you looking for a good free tool to create the most beautiful infographics? Then Infogram is an excellent choice. Canva also offers a template for infographics but Infogram offers many more features in this area. You can use the tools in the editor to add charts, maps, text, images, media and shapes. It is also possible to import data from CSV files or spreadsheets.

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