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If you are a handmade seller, great pictures are a must! Why? Because it increases the perceived value of your products and makes your handmade business website appear more reliable.

5 Photo Editing Tool Must-Haves Of Handmade SellersHowever, taking your products to a professional graphic designer/editor can be expensive if you’re just starting out.

So here are the must-have photo-editing tools that every handmade seller must possess:

1. Canva

Canva makes graphic design easy for anyone. It’s great for creating social media graphics — especially for Facebook. Canva is cloud based — no software to download and it’s is free!

Check this video to see how Canva works:


Though Canva is free to use — some special features do require a fee. Paid elements come into play when you use an image created by Canva or by a designer who has added their work to the website. The paid images mostly cost $1 — which is cheaper than any stock photo site you will see.

2. Social Media Image Maker

This Social Media Image Maker allows you to resize and retouch your favorite Social Media images (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and Vimeo…)

3. Social Image Resizer Tool

The Social Image Resizer Tool is an absolute must-have if you need to quickly resize images for your product photos often. To optimize images for web use, you likely need to resize, crop or change their file format type from the source image for their final use. And to optimize your website for site speed, it is best to not resize large images on the fly, but to use properly sized images in the first place, which are typically smaller.

There are many big, complex image manipulation tools available for such work, but not everyone can afford to buy Photoshop or even figure out how to do such simple tasks in its cluttered, confusing user interface.

To resize the image, click the Choose a Size drop down list and select a predefined output size. Options include:

photoresize

Once the crop area and image size is selected, click the Format dropdown list to select an output format. Options include:

  1. JPG (best for photos)
  2. PNG
  3. GIF (not suitable for photos)
  4. ICO (used for creating a favicon.ico file)

Click Done Editing to resize the image.

To save the edited image, click Download. To send the edited image to a user, type or paste an email address in the Email text box and then click Send.Click Start Over to edit another image or discard the changes to the current image.

4. Timeline Slicer

Timeline Slicer is a free and easy to use app to help you slice and dice images that will fit perfectly in your Facebook Timeline. The app is based off of the timeline slicer PSD file. It is a 100% FREE so have fun with it, enjoy it, and share it with as many people as you can.


You can also use it for powerpoint templates to size all the different cover and tab images. This will save some time and let you see how it will all look together as you do it

5. Easel.ly

Easel.ly is a website that features thousands of free infographic templates and design objects which users can customize to create and share their visual ideas online. Using the site is as easy as dragging and dropping design elements, and you can either choose a template from our extensive library, or they can upload their own background image and start from scratch.

Remember, high-quality images are a crucial part of any handmade business marketing strategy. But high-quality images doesn’t have to be expensive when there are free tools to help you create perfect images.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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One Response to “5 Photo Editing Tool Must-Haves Of Handmade Sellers”

  1. Paul J 06. Mar, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Thank you for sharing. Another great utility that is must have for digital photography is Binfer. This is also a great photo sharing tool.

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