5 Tools and Apps to Improve Photos for Your Shopify Store
It’s a fact that our brains process visual images faster than textual information.
This carries forward into Internet consumption, with users preferring to see content rather than read it.
Many surveys and studies prove that visual content is more intriguing and engaging for customers than any other form of content.
From designing a website to selling a product online, it’s the visuals that carry the most importance for the visitors and work as a litmus test for the quality of the product.
And this applies to all sellers on Shopify, too.
If you are not a designer or a photographer, it can seem like a lot of hard work and investment to get your visual game right.
Fortunately, there are a few apps to help you become a designer and photographer overnight.
Here are the five apps & photo editors Shopify sellers use to improve their visual content.
Create eye catching website graphics and banners with Canva, a free online graphic design tool you can use on your desktop or with the mobile app.
It is the perfect entry level design software for those with no previous experience, and it is very simple and intuitive to use.
There are lots of great free templates to get you started and you can easily import your own custom colours and brand assets to include in your designs.
Snappa helps you create highly engaging images for all your marketing needs in minutes.
It's the perfect graphic design tool for social media, blog posts, infographics, ad campaigns, and newsletters.
Digital marketers can now leverage the power of Snappa to create visual assets themselves - saving time and money.
No more waiting around for in-house designers or having to contract out the work.
Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device.
Everything you need is right at your fingertips.
No computer needed. It's simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun to play with.
Snapseed surpasses all other general photo-editing apps in terms of professional quality and control, and it's the closest to a Photoshop CC for mobile devices.
Snapseed isn't for the casual user, but for serious photographers who want or need to spend time creating the best possible image while on the go.
As such, it has a full array of top-notch editing tools, including selective edit brushes, plus a nice collection of film-related filters (such as Lens Blur, Retrolux and the new Double Exposure).
Our favourite! Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service.
The suite was intended for non-professionals, however the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing.
It can be used on PCs, and on smartphones or tablets using a mobile app.
BONUS: Design Wizard
This is a recent tool we've discovered for creating unique content quickly and easily. You can choose a predefined template, easily edit all elements, upload backgrounds, images, videos and colors. You can also add your logo, change fonts or include personalized captions. Best part? Their pricing is affordable, and they have several packages to suit your needs as you grow.