We are naturally drawn to an image we see first before the text surrounding it. According to ragan.com, content with visuals get 94% more total views and visual content is 40x more likely to be shared on social networks.
Sometimes, the right pictures are hard to find and as I’ve learned the hard way, it’s not every picture on Google you can grab and use- you’d be getting sued one too many times if you’re not careful! Also, not everyone have access to professional photo editing tools like Adobe Photoshop. So, for my benefit also, I am putting the web links of sites, where I can find great images and also freely edit and transform these images with gorgeous effects!
You Can Find Images ⇓
Edit Your Image to Suit Your Needs ⇓
I decided to give it a go with my own image which was not a very clear image! Using PicMonkey was almost addictive and if you have no direction, you can actually waste a lot of time tweaking and re-touching but, I think the more I use it, I’ll get familiar with tools. One disappointing thing though is that, some of the awesome editing tools on PicMonkey are not for free but the free ones are awesome in their own way- not complaining!
See the picture I edited below and added text.
My friend, Nubianwaters, just showed me what she did with PicMonkey. Image was also gotten from PicMonkey! Beautiful!
Here is another image editing tool recommended by fellow blogger, des choses à dire, Picasa.
I tend to go for Picasa when I want to play with my photos without too much hassle. It’s easy to use. You have to download the software and its FREE! It’s very user-friendly and comes in very handy especially for watermarking and resizing. Murielle, des choses à dire
Check out her watermarked pictures ⇒Here. Merci Beaucoup Murielle!
Click on the image to download (I just downloaded it!) and learn more about Picasa’s features ⇒Here
Resize your image properly ⇓
REMEMBER: Review the fine print hiding somewhere and give credits to the owner of the photographs you are using.
Click on the images to go to the site.
credits: Ragan.com, Artist- Lanre Ogunlende