10 Kick-Ass Photo Editing Tools for Community Managers

The image-powered web is something that has been mentioned a lot lately, both on this blog and many others. It simply recognises the preference of web users to be communicated with in the most efficient and engaging way possible.

Instagram has had a lot to do with this trend, and now we’re seeing apps like Frametastic create mini-montages to help tell visual stories in even more detail.

This movement has meant content curators and community managers have had to equip themselves with a series of new tools to meet this demand. So, with that in mind, I thought it was worth cobbling together a post on the photo editing tools that make up the modern-day community manager’s toolkit.

These tools will come in especially handy if you don’t have access to Photoshop which is considered as the most powerful enterprise solution out there.

Let’s unwrap these goodies!

10 Kick-Ass Photo Editing Tools for Community Managers

1. Pixlr Express

You will fall in love with Pixlr Express very (VERY) quickly!

It allows you to create multi-frame images, add layers, manipulate special effects and much, much more. And, it is incredibly easy to use. If you make one of these tools your default photo editor, then this is it!

Pixlr Express is the perfect substitute for former Picnik users which has since been acquired by Google.

2. Wigiflip RoflBot

This baby can help you create meme-style captioned images in a matter of seconds.

Why is this important? Just take a look a the Ted (film) Facebook page and you’ll get all the proof you need.

Simply head to the site, upload your master image and add your desired text.

Use wisely!

3. Phixr

When you arrive at Phixr.com you might think you’ve landed on a pretty simple, and almost cheap looking site. But, get past the initial appearance and you’ll find another photo editor that will make your life easier and make your communities happier.

This one also gives you all the classic meme-style options, including the always popular poster template.

4. BeFunky

BeFunky.com is another all-in-one option that allows you to make basic edits, apply artistic effects, add graphics and shapes and add speech bubbles and text. Nice.

5. Pixisnap

If you want to create a montage from a single pic or polaroid tiles, then this is one to have in your arsenal.

Best of the rest

6. Citryfy – A photo ‘enhancer’ which can improve blemishes and other imperfections

7. FotoFlexer An advanced photo editing site / tool

8. DrPic – A basic all-in-one editor 

9. PhotoVisi – Another solid photo collage maker

10. PinWords – instantly add beautiful text to your images

So, there you go – these should help you create the visual content your communities increasingly crave.

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