Pinterest is similar to Instagram in that it’s pretty visual. A lot of times people are attracted to your pins simply by your photo. I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert photographer, I’m definitely not great at editing, but I have learned a little about culture hacking. I’ve done some research on which photos are popular, what pins are doing well and have done my best to replicate what has worked for others (with my own spin on it of course). Have I been successful with it? That remains to be seen, but I’d love to get your opinion on the photos I’ve recently created…
Let me know what you think?! I’ve seen a lot of accounts use the big white lettering and I’ve tried to adopt it (👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 like Michelle from Making Sense of Cents has done 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼).
All this being said here are a couple of free tools that I’ve been using to edit my photos.
- Pexels: Pexels by far has been the best free stock photo site. I’ve tried others, but the quality from Pexels is far better than anything that I’ve seen. Also another cool thing about Pexels is…”It’s hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
- The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
- You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
- All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So, attribution is not required.
The only restriction is that identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, unless they give their consent.” Yay Pexels!!
- VSCO: For any edits I’ve found VSCO to be very useful. All my black and white photos on Instagram are edited on VSCO. It’s a great free resource when you’re looking to make any cool edits to your pictures.
- Phonto: I use Phonto for the white lettering (for any lettering for that matter) and for the darkened background look to make the letters stand out. It’s pretty easy to use and free. I definitely recommend taking a look at it.
(I’m not an affiliate or don’t receive any compensation for promoting the tools above, they’re just really cool so I thought I’d let you all know).
Conclusion: Again Pinterest is a very visual platform so try some of the free tools above to make sure you have some super mega dope pics. Also, again, I’d really appreciate any and all feedback on the current visuals I’ve created for my personal Pinterest!!