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The Ultimate Guide to Using Images in Social Media

The Ultimate Guide to Using Images in Social Media | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Interested in how to best apply images for a certain social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Here is a guide to using images in social media.
Peg Corwin's insight:

Format images in just the right size for all your social medial platforms, including Pinterest.  Good quick reference.

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Why I'm So Happy with PicMonkey and You Will Be, Too

Why I'm So Happy with PicMonkey and You Will Be, Too | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
PicMonkey now allows you to use your own fonts! That's right -- you can select "Yours" and you'll see the fonts from your computer's font book.
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Find Pinnable Images for Business Topics - Tips

Find Pinnable Images for Business Topics - Tips | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Here are my 7 secret steps for finding pinnable images for business topics that aren't cliche.
Peg Corwin's insight:

Very good tips to find useful PINS for your business. For example, "... search for a metaphor that works with your topic."


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Review of Canva, the New Photo Editing Site

Review of Canva, the New Photo Editing Site | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Will you like the the new online photo editing site, Canva? Many other bloggers are giving it good reviews. I, however, have mixed feelings. First, let me walk you through the basics of using Canva.
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Learn the pros and cons of the new PHOTO EDITING SITE Canva.


Lots of big screenshots to show you how it works.  


Apparently good for those who want graphic design but lack the skills.


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APPS - 8 Apps to Beautify Your Pinterest Quotes

APPS - 8 Apps to Beautify Your Pinterest Quotes | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
For all those Pinterest users tired of seeing poorly made quote posts, here are some easy and free ways to turn a drab quote into a stylish one.
Peg Corwin's insight:

Make slick looking PINTEREST QUOTES (or FACEBOOK GRAPHICS) using one of these apps.


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IMAGES - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

IMAGES - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Via Stefano Principato
Peg Corwin's insight:

An infographic to keep on your desktop as a reference for optimal image sizes for various social networks.  

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Pierrick Fischer's comment, June 19, 2013 5:56 AM
I used this kind of infographics all the time at work. Good thing to bring them all together. SUPER useful!
SweetShotPhotography's curator insight, June 25, 2013 8:48 AM

Image size guide for social media {Infographic}

Dillon Thomas's comment, July 12, 2013 9:22 AM
AS IT SAYS IT IS.. USEFUL TO MAKE YOU PHOTO'S OR IMAGES RIGHT SIZED FOR EACH MEDIUM VERY USEFUL
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Bing Adds Pinterest Button to Image Search

Bing Adds Pinterest Button to Image Search | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't exactly a household name. . . yet. . . but the photo bookmarking site is slowly creeping in to our consciousness from all di
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5 Tips for Creating Pinterest Images That People Love to Share | Social Media Examiner

5 Tips for Creating Pinterest Images That People Love to Share | Social Media Examiner | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Pinterest images: Learn how to create the best photos and images to bring more traffic to your website, and get more pins and repins on Pinterest.
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5 Ways to Be Pinworthy

5 Ways to Be Pinworthy | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
This is the year of the image, particularly photographs. At the heart of this trend is Pinterest, an image-based social media network that's experienced explosive growth in the ...
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Pinterest Pictures for Your Business: Images that intrigue the Viewer

Pinterest Pictures for Your Business: Images that intrigue the Viewer | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Pinterest Pictures for Your Business: Images that Intrigue the Viewer
More than 12 million people currently use Pinterest and this graphics based platform continues to
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No Photoshop? No Problem: 10 Visual Content Tools for Beginners

No Photoshop? No Problem: 10 Visual Content Tools for Beginners | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Learn about tools you can use to design almost all of your marketing materials.
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Tools to help you create visuals on Pinterest and other social media platforms.

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IMAGES - 5 Ways to Make Shareable Images and Generate Traffic

IMAGES - 5 Ways to Make Shareable Images and Generate Traffic | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Discover tips and tactics to help you create shareable images that will increase social media engagement and drive website traffic.
Peg Corwin's insight:

Great tips for more sharable images on Pinterest and elsewhere.

- "Give Your Audience What They Need
- Be Consistent and Quick
- Create Original Art
- Optimize Size, Branding and Source
- Use an Obvious Call to Action"

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 Quote: "An easy way to integrate more visual content into your social marketing plan is to use images that speak to your audience. Try posting an image at the same time every day, and be sure to include a strong call to action."


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GIFs - You Can Now Put Animated GIFs on Pinterest

GIFs - You Can Now Put Animated GIFs on Pinterest | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Pinterest announced this week it will start letting users post animated GIFs to the site. The animated, looping GIF can actually be used to help better illustrate a point, capture a moment, or to make a simple how-to image. Some might even help add a little levity to your branding by informally showing your personal ...
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Thank goodness, GIFs appear initially as static. You can click to animate.


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What's Hot in Design? Stock Art Downloads Offer a Clue

What's Hot in Design? Stock Art Downloads Offer a Clue | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Discover what Shutterstock believes will be the big design trends this year by checking out its detailed infographic.
Peg Corwin's insight:

Learn what's popular to choose good graphics for PINTEREST.


See trends is topics, formats, styles.


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PINS - Six Ways to Beautify Your Pins in 60 Seconds

PINS - Six Ways to Beautify Your Pins in 60 Seconds | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Peg Corwin's insight:

Slick ideas for fancy pins.


  • Go vertical with Orientation
  • Enhance your images. With a single click
  • Get nostalgic with Effects
  • Don’t be shy to get wordy with Text
  • Crop it like it’s hot
  • Who doesn’t love Stickers
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Perfect Pinterest Pin: How To Optimize Images For Maximum Engagement

Perfect Pinterest Pin: How To Optimize Images For Maximum Engagement | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Peg Corwin's insight:

Quick take away:


  • Color - reddish orange get more repins as blue
  • Number of colors - multiple colors better than 2
  • Lightness - medium light better than very dark
  • Saturation - more than 50% saturated is better
  • Aspect ratio - tall images better 
  • Background - more subject and less background better
  • Texture - smooth better than rough
  • Faces - brand images without faces get more repins


That last one surprises me.  Faces usually do better.

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4 Ways to Create Shareable Pinterest Images | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency

4 Ways to Create Shareable Pinterest Images | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
The key to Pinterest is compelling visuals. Try these 4 tips to make your Pinterest images more shareable--no graphic design wizardry required!
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Content, Contests, and Creativity: Seven Lessons on Using Pinterest - Avalaunch Media

Content, Contests, and Creativity: Seven Lessons on Using Pinterest - Avalaunch Media | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
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64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics for Business [Infographic] | Free Download Buzz

64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics for Business [Infographic] | Free Download Buzz | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Free Download Buzz brings 64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics for Business [Infographic] to market business with help of Pinterest interactive visuals
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5 Ways to Create Highly Shareable Pinterest Pictures for Your Business | Social Media Examiner

5 Ways to Create Highly Shareable Pinterest Pictures for Your Business | Social Media Examiner | Pinterest for Business | Scoop.it
Pinterest for your business: learn how to create and share eye-catching pinnable images that people can relate and respond to and drive traffic to your website.
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