Social Media Cheat Sheet
Do your images and pictures leave a lot to be desired? Do you go cropping crazy and cut off heads or parts of business info? Or are you a grower and make images too large and they distort?
Would a pinnable social media cheat sheet and other image cropping/sizing good stuff help you? Good… you’ve landed on the right post 😉
In an ever increasing visual world, images and graphics are becoming more important in marketing and in expressing the brand, culture and mission of your business.
A picture speaks a thousand words as they say…
Before we advertise and market our wares on social media, we need to make sure our images look as slick, as sexy and as professional as we intended them to be in our minds eye. Badley cropped images and/or graphics with text or parts of the picture missing are a big no-no.
So, what size pictures do we need for each social media platform and is there a way to make this process simple for non-techy, graphic designer type people?
Why yes, yes there is. Worry no more my friends, I have three tried and tested options to make you an image sizing pro on all social networks. Never again will your cropping be crud! Yay!
1. The Social Media Cheat Sheat
Please Pin, share or save this social media cheat sheet so you can refer back to it later. This super handy social media cheat sheet will help you when manually sizing images for the main social media channels or for when you are making your own images on Canva or PicMonkey for example.
2. A Website that does it all for you!
Try out this super cool image resizing tool from Internet Marketing Ninjas that will resize your images for you! This tool comes with the ability to convert your images from a Twitter header to a Twitter feed image, to Facebook cover post to an Instagram post update…pretty snazzy huh?
3. Using the smarts on your smartphone
Take a look at this post from howtogeek.com all about how to crop and edit images on either an iPhone or an Android without any additional software to rock your social media platforms like a pro!
This is a fab guide I would recommend you read and save for later, as the one thing all of us have on us all the time is the ol’ smartphone! This guide will help you be an impressive image maker when you are out and about on the go.
Capturing images of your day-to-day routine would make for great content as also allows people to peep behind the scenes of your brand and business, and who here doesn’t love a good nosey?
Do you use any apps, or have any tricks or image sizing tips that you swear by? I’d love to hear your top image sizing tips, so please drop me a comment below and, if I get enough, I will put together an awesome collaborative updated Social Media Cheat Sheet for us all to share.
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Until next time,
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