Tools to find, qualify, adjust and create images to be used in content or as a marketing attraction tool. Images facilitate more clicks and shares when used in content and social media.
Open Attribute – Copy and paste the correct attribution for any Creative Commons licensed work. Works in Firefox, Chrome, Opera. No charge.
AddText – Add text to your photos, no charge.
Inkscape If you are an illustrator, designer, marketer or just someone who wants to create vector imagery, this free tool is for you. Excellent written and video tutorials.
Pablo by Buffer Design images for social media posts in less than 30 seconds. Write a message in the text box, pick a background and you can schedule to share or download right away. Works Buffer only, offers some analytic information.
PicMonkey – Online photo editor offers basic to advanced editing, make collages, fix photos, create outstanding graphics. Ridiculously easy, no software to download, can edit photos inside Facebook. You can edit photos at no charge, monthly membership gets you ads-free editing and access to upgraded features.
Pinstamatic – Allows you to create pinnable images using your own images, tweets, quotes and more. No charge.
Quozio – Turn meaningful words into beautiful images, share on Facebook, Pinterest, email. Bookmarklet is great, allows you to instantly create an image out of any text you highlight online. No charge. ♥
Quotes By Pro Writing Aid – Use an inspirational quote from their large library or make one of your own, insert on one of many textured backgrounds. Pin, G+ and Tweet image, no charge.
ThingLink Adds links to photos and videos, works on all web browsers (exceptions for IE8) , iPads, iPhone and Android. Drive sales with purchase links embedded directly into images. Site has a lot of examples of how tool can be used, excellent help area. Packages for educators, small business and enterprise. (TIP – would be a great addition to presentations housed off your site)
Meme Generator Select a meme character/image from the site or upload your own picture and add captions. No charge but watermark added to each image.
Quick Meme Upload your image or use one of theirs, customize with your saying. No charge, watermark added.
StatSilk Transforms a spreadsheet or database into an interactive maps and graphs. Desktop, PC/Mac, Web and mobile versions available.
Tableau Data visualization tool, turns written data into tables and charts. Drag and drop features, one free and two paid plans.
Picnic – Add it to your bookmark bar and click any time you land on a page with images. A small “Find It” box will appear on the bottom of each image, click it and you will see all of the pages hosting that image. No charge. ♥
ImageRaider – Drop an image URL or upload a file and this tool will list the pages hosting the image. Offers a monthly monitoring service for a small fee, upload a number of photos and the tool will notify you when the image is used.
TinEye – A reverse image search engine. Drop an image URL or upload a file and the engine will list pages hosting your image, no charge for this. Alert service and browser plugin offered at no charge. They also offer MatchEngine which looks for duplicate, resized and modified images (fee). All paid services offer test demos.
Karma Decay – Reverse image search of images found on Reddit. No charge.
Know Your Meme – Collection of memes, viral videos, images, catchphrases and more. Great for seeing what goes viral, see how many times shared on Facebook, no charge.
Google Images – Pull your image into the search box and Google Images will list where it shows on Google. You can also right click the image and drop in Google image search or click the camera icon in the search box. Good tutorial on how to use reverse image search here.
CompFight – Specialty search engine uses Flickr to find images. Content attribution HTML code automatically generated for you to embed.
Image Site Maps
Angel Digital Limited to 1000 pages, tool will general an image sitemap at no charge.
Inspyder Sitemap Creator Automatically finds images, titles and captions, skips backgrounds and unimportant images, detects lightbox images. Download to your computer, free trial, one time payment.
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