The more appealing visual content you post, the more conversion you get on social media. If you are not good in graphics designing, you can still use tools like Canva to create attractive posts for social media. Canva is best if you want to improve engagement on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or similar kind of social media sites.
Canva is popular but it is not the only one out there. There are many other similar apps and tools available. If you do not want to stick to Canva only, you must know about these tools. If you want to try other tools, check this list.
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Note: I personally use Canva because I have been using this for past few years and never got a reason to leave it and try other tools. Other tools are also nice and are almost similar.
5 Best Canva alternatives to create images for social media
Befunky is an online photo editing tool that lets you create images for social media or blog posts. Just like Canva, it also allows you to select from different pre-defined templates and quickly edit to create your photo. You get many templates, design elements, colors and fonts to choose from. This tool has basically three modes: Photo Editor, Collage Maker, and Designer. You can play with any of these modes. For social media posts, try the third one.Best thing about the tool is that templates are categories by theme including travel, food, holidays. You can also select the social network for which you want to create the post to get the optimal size. If you do not want to use Canva, you must check this tool.
The best thing about the tool is that templates are categories by theme including travel, food, holidays. You can also select the social network for which you want to create the post to get the optimal size. If you do not want to use Canva, you must check this tool.
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This tool is free with ads and offers only 125 photo effects in the free version. If you want high-resolution photos, additional graphics, and more effects, you can subscribe to pro version which costs $4.95 per month.
The stencil is another nice tool to try. It also offers free and pro versions. In the free version, you have a limited number of background and icons. You can also only create 10 images per month. Other plans come for $9 per month and $18 per month.This tool provides a faster way to create social media images with jus drag and drop. You can also try this tool without registration, but having account lets you save changes. Like other tools, it also offers templates for Facebook,
This tool provides a faster way to create social media images with jus drag and drop. You can also try this tool without registration, but having account lets you save changes. Like other tools, it also offers templates for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media posts. You can use available content including background and icons in your commercial posts.
You also get free browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox. This tool also comes with Buffer integration which allows you to schedule social media posts directly from Stencil.
The Desygner is another popular and nice tool to create social media posts quickly. If has Canva like interface to try. You can quickly select photos, background, add text and you are done. You also get templates for social posts, advertisements and more to try.
You can directly import photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox and Google Drive. You can also share images directly on social media or get the embed code for the website. Just select the template, change the photo and add text. It also offers the mobile app for both iOS and Android.
It is available for free but there is also a paid version to try which costs $2.99 per month.
Fotojet looks the mix of Canva and BeFunky because it has features of BeFunky but the design is similar to Canva. It is clean, fast and easy to use the tool. It offers various design elements which are organized into categories. You can use this tool to create collages and edit photos. It also allows you to use fonts from your system.
You can also import your Facebook photos to work on it directly. It lets you share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. This tool also offers a pro version with more features, but you can try the free version for most of the tasks.
Pablo is also easy to use tool for quickly creating images for social media posts and increase the engagement. This tool has been developed by Buffer. It comes with more than 50,000+ images to use, 25+ fonts, and support for most of the social media platforms. Unlike other platforms, this tool is simple and offers only images and fonts. You can also upload your own images.
The featured image of this blog post was created by using Pablo. This tool is available for free of cost.
These were few alternates of popular photo editing app Canva. You should try all alternates and see what is best for you. Except Pablo, all other listed above offer almost similar features as in Canva. So, you will surely get good working experience. Few tools also offer Android app that is not available in Canva. So, you have a list of few best alternate to popular photo editing app Canva.
What photo editing app do you use to create your social media posts? Do not forget to share your views with us in comments.