Everyone knows images get more clicks and retweets, but no one has time to spend hours in Photoshop. A new generation of tools has been especially built to ease your image workflow. We’ve selected the top ten tools we found here.

1. shareasimage


Turn images or text into viral, eye-catching micro-content that you can share in seconds. Free to try and just $8/month to remove their watermark. Also busts the 140 character limit on Twitter.

social media image tool - shareasimage




Helps to easily create a cohesive look on all social channels. Every layout automatically adapts to each asset you update. No need to keep looking up “Facebook header size” and “Twitter image dimensions.” With a single click RELAY instantly resizes your graphic for every platform with no additional tweaking required. Many platforms restrict the amount of text on marketing graphics. RELAY saves time and frustration by automatically keeping your text within allowable bounds.

Social Media Image Tool - Relay


3. Pablo


Everyone knows Buffer, but did you know they also have this ace free image tool, Pablo? Add text, logos, some simple visual effects like blur and black and white, then resize for optimum presentation on all your social networks.

Social Media Image Tool - Pablo


4. WordSwag


Add text to your photos in seconds. You can create beautifully custom text layouts that would normally take minutes – or even hours – with just a tap. Tons of captions included with hundreds of quotes, thoughts, and jokes so you’re never at a loss for words.

Social Media Image Tool - Wordswag


5. Canva


Canva has a modest goal – take over the world in design. It’s a one stop shop of stock photography, template layouts, iconography and fonts all in one easy to use app. It’s like having a designer in your pocket rather on the end of the phone at $200/hour. Canva even have a guy called Guy Kawasaki, who if you don’t who he is, then you need to look him up (hint: he doesn’t make motorcycles).

Social Media Image Tool - Canva


6. Markr


Markr gives you the power to brand your photos and videos with logos or visual hashtags. You can tag your photos with hashtags that are popular around you, and around the world. But wait, there’s more  – you can set up your own logos on Markr to let all your fans make images using your logo whilst still maintaining control.

Social Media Image Tool - Markr


7. Gramfeed


Well this is easy to explain. Even your Gran will understand it. Just Instagram on the web. Nothing more, nothing less!

Social Media Image Tool - Gramfeed


8. Skitch


Draw attention and quickly focus on what’s important using annotation and markup. Use fewer words by making your point with shapes, arrows and quick sketches. Runs on Mac OS X, and iOS

Social Media Image Tool - Skitch


9. Gramblr


Gramblr is a desktop application that allows you to upload pictures or videos on Instagram. It acts like an emulator – so that you don’t need a smartphone! Works with both Mac and PC so everyone can use it.

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10. Tryspruce


It doesn’t get much easier than this: 1/ Pick a font, 2/ Type in your text, 3/ pick an image from millions available, 4/ download. Wham, bam, thank you mam!

Social Media Image Tool - Spruce


11. StockSeek



Yup, a bonus one! Our very own StockSeek. Just follow our Twitter feed to get one free high res stock image every day to use however as you please. We know you can never have enough free stock photography. It’s free so what are you waiting for!

Social Media Image Tool - StockSeek

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