5 killer design apps to get your images Pinterest-ready

5 killer design apps to get your images Pinterest-ready

Pinterest is a website that gives its users a way to curate content that interests them - but it can be so much more. 

How it works

Members can "pin" content - such as websites, images and recipes - across multiple "boards" organised by interest or topic. Other users can search these collections and "re-pin" pieces that catch their eye, or share them through other social media platforms. This means that clever organisations can reach an active and interested market niche by producing visually-appealing content.

Here at iFactory, you can see from our Pinterest boards that we love pinning things; we know that Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are great tools for this, but they aren't for everyone. So instead, here is our Pinterest image guide for pin-friendly image tools for non-designers.

Pixlr 

A full-featured pixel manipulator, Pixlr delivers a huge range of tools direct from the web. That's right! No installations or downloads required. The free version is enough to get your images pin-ready, and the mobile and desktop apps make it easy to take your work away from the Wi-Fi.

Pixelmator 

Apple fans will love this full-featured graphic editor. Pixelmator is chock-full of slick manipulation features - from simple colour correction and red-eye removal through to full-on CGI effects. The site also offers a range of helpful tutorials, easing the learning curve for everyone.

PicLab 

Hitting the road? You'll need a mobile image editing app. PicLab turns your smartphone into a graphics factory, with features like border placement and filters as standard. If there's a feature you need that's not included, just purchase it directly through the app.

PicMonkey

Need filters, frames and text manipulation? Done. What about touching up some modelling shots? Sure! PicMonkey delivers a range of features that make your Pinterest pictures as appealing as possible - and even offers add-on purchases for extra versatility.

Canva

If you'd like a free application but also want a huge range of features as standard, Canva is your new best friend. It even includes a range of social media templates - making image manipulation as painless as possible. 

There you go! If you haven't added Pinterest to your list of social media channels, now you have no excuse. If you need a hand managing your social media channels and creating your digital strategy - including Pinterest - we here at iFactory would be happy to help. We're familiar with all the latest apps, social media and techniques - not to mention agency necessities such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. So go ahead, drop us a line; we'd love to hear from you!

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