Create Social Images For Any Platform With Snappa

There are various online custom social media banner creation tools available in the market. Some get a bit complex and complicated in terms of user experience. In this article, we proudly share Snappa. It’s an addition to our growing web apps lists. It allows users to create and export professional social images in under a minute. Yes, that is quick!. App has interesting features that definitely make it stand out within its domain.

However a while back, we reviewed socialsizes.io. It gives users templates for specific social platforms and sizes. Snappa being the editor app – gives users the required template settings as selection criteria. These include a Facebook cover photo, event photo, carousel ad, link ad, posts and links, Instagram posts and story, LinkedIn post, Twitter post, Pinterest Pin, YouTube thumbnail, channel art, end screen, twitch panel, cover image and offline banner, and a lot more. Above all, moving on with the review of Snappa.

Snappa, a professional tool that allows users (professional or starter) to create graphics for social media, blogging, and advertising. Advanced features offer lets users to create professional banners for any platform. These include adding text to photo, background remover, image blur, image crop and flip, image resize and rotate, photo editor and adding speech bubbles. Templates and visual assets are available to quickly get started.

After sign up, Get started with Snappa with an introductory wizard. The landing page of the app is ‘to the point’. You can quickly create a custom graphic size by defining width and height. Or simply pick from available templates with pre-defined dimensions for different platforms. Social media posts, blogging and infographics, headers, banners, profile pages and social display ads are available categories templates. For a social media team – this is a good package and will save lots of time.

After selecting the specific size from categories, you can visually see featured templates. Select a template and the editor will launch (you can always skip this by just defining a width and height – and launching the editor directly). The editor is very smooth and actions are seamless. The graphics do give out a vector feel – which is always a big plus. Add backgrounds as photos, patterns, colours or upload your own and apply effects to them.

Heading, subheading and body text are three available types for headings. All of them give the same configuration options. Import custom fonts by adding a font in text options. If the upload is successful – it will be visible in the fonts list. Add graphics to your design of all sorts including icons, vectors, photos and uploading your own. Quick editor tools include undo, redo, delete, grid, snap to grid, save, share and download. Move items up and down by moving the layers. This comes in handy as a quick web app editor control.

Finally, in terms of export – download web optimized JPG, high-res PNG, Retina JPG and Retina PNG. All available downloads can be with or without transparent background. Make sure to save graphics as you go by – as the app currently doesn’t have autosave (as per the runs we did).

In conclusion, the free version gives you access to 6000+ templates, stock photos & graphics and 3 downloads per month. Pro version, kicks it up by offering unlimited downloads, social integrations, and custom font uploads. Snappa has a great knowledge base for starters. Above all, it includes videos, documentation around usage and FAQs. The way Snappa is evolving, users should expect decent updates in terms of new features and enhancements. Snappa is definitely a promising tool in its space. Lastly, do leave a comment if you have tried it already.

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