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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock, Power Up your Message

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock, Power Up your Message | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"...Visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog [or message.]"

Nearly all of these are free or freemium.

Here are 5 of the 15 - excerpted:


1. PLACEIT

Placeit is a unique tool that allows you to choose from a range of pre-made templates and backgrounds, for you to then ‘place’ your own images in. …[OR]…type in any URL and Placeit will automatically insert a screenshot of the page into your design.
 

To get the best size images and unlock more features, you will have to pay. However you can get a decently sized version of your creation to use for free.
 

2. SHARE AS IMAGE

This Chrome extension is an easy way to turn any text that you find when browsing, into a striking image that you can then share. The benefits of it being a bookmarklet, means that you don’t need to leave your browser or open another tab/window, in order to create highly shareable images.
 

4. VISME

[Big Feature…it does]… a range of tasks all in one place. From presentations, infographics, animations and much more, it allows you to create some truly stunning visual content, right from your browser. No need to download any clunky software!
 

5. CANVA

[The author’s] …favourite graphic image design tool outside of PhotoShop. It has everything ….offering ready-to-go templates for things like flyers, social media covers, documents and more.
 

8. INFOGR.AM

Who can deny the power of a great infographic? …They can also tell us a great deal about a subject in a very small space. …With over 30 chart types to choose from, there’s bound to be something to get you started.

 

Others include SlideShare, Gimp, Tagxedo and more.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 2014 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 2014 1:42 PM

Good selection

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Mainstream: Almost 70% of Internet Users are on Social Media, 2013 #Infographic

Mainstream:  Almost 70% of Internet Users are on Social Media, 2013 #Infographic | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
With fully 67 percent of Internet users on social networks, social media is an established mainstream activity.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Here's the infographic to illustrate the Pew 2013 study (companion post on the SMLL ScoopIt curation stream.)  There are racial differences, age differences and it continues to evolve.  ~  D

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A Quick Guide to Tumblr for Business - 2012 the Year of the Visual Platform

A Quick Guide to Tumblr for Business - 2012 the Year of the Visual Platform | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
There's a very engaged Tumblr audience waiting to see your content. Here are some tips to help you get started.


I'm not a Tumblr fan.  Posterous, a competitor, is my thing.  Yet, here I go.  I'll be creating my first Tumblr blog, for a good purpose, just to better understand its phenomenal growth, similar to Pinterest.  (I've got 25+ boards on Pinterest.)


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With the rise of Pinterest and Tumblr's astounding growth, it seems that 2012 may be the year of the visual platform. Tumblr surpassed 15 billion monthly pageviews in January, and Pinterest is driving some serious traffic to retailers.


We've already covered some best practices for brands on Pinterest, but if you're looking to mix up your content creation, try Tumblr.


To date, there have been 16,827,658,845 posts on the site, so isn't it time you get it on the action?

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Instagram drives 2.5 million brand interactions during New York Fashion Week

Instagram drives 2.5 million brand interactions during New York Fashion Week | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Instagram was at the center of the runway with marketers giving their audiences exclusive access to your average Jane through photos and 15 second video clips.  Nearly 100,000 New York Fashion Week related photos were shared by more than 33,000 unique Instagram users.

The top ten branded Instagram accounts ...drove 2.5MM+ interactions on Instagram from February 6th – February 13th and averaged about 7 posts per day.
 


...Michael Kors was the overall brand winner.....their NYFW photos generated 37,448 interactions (likes + comments) per photo, more than 2x than the runner up, Nasty Gal (14,273).

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I love the ease and easy integration of Instagram. The power of a well tuned "killer" app is proven by this NYFW example - visuals, especially exclusives and timely ones, rock!  ~  D

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How To Turn Your Handwriting Into A Font

How To Turn Your Handwriting Into A Font | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Add the ultimate personal touch: turn your handwriting into a font, thanks to MyScriptFont.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a great way to add personalized impact to your on-line brand.  ~ Deb

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SchoolandUniversity's comment, May 27, 2013 1:18 AM
thanks !
LucaVanin's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:36 AM

Anche se non di tutte le scritture farei un font! :-)

Dawn Crotteau's curator insight, June 15, 2015 5:17 PM

Interesting arrticle.

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Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business

Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Pinterest may be a way to feed our creativity, but it's also a way to provide customers a visual way to share your products and services via these these ideas....


They include:  use of the Pin-It widget, contests and creating a company board.

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