Providing visual impact for your blog or website is one of those tasks that can become really arduous. Why? It’s nobody’s favorite thing to scour the internet for free use images, correctly attribute them, clutter up your hard drive, and work out the best workflow for image labeling, social media sharing, etc. The list goes on, and for the most part, those of us in control of publishing things for our web page – are not web designers. That is why websites like Luxa and others of a similar nature, are so important for people who need help with editing their images in a variety of ways.
Edit your pictures online and add them to your WordPress website or blog. It’s easy to do with PicMonkey!
Angela Wills goes through a step by step on how to use PicMonkey in this Video. The important thing about an online picture editor, is that it doesn’t add more software to your hard drive . I find even the ultimate software for image editing – Photoshop, is frustratingly cache consuming, and obviously nothing similar for blogging on the run using your android device.
To capture screens on mobile phone you’ll find a list of apps, Similarly on Firefox there will be different add-ons, and to capture screens in Chrome, you can check out the following …
For those of you who can’t step up to paid tools like Snagit and Camtasia by Techsmith, FreeNuts weighs up the pros cons and overall usability for browser based screen grabbers. I have recently switch to Chrome, and particularly love the way I don’t have to worry about data management on my hard drive. In Chrome, recently downloaded files have a short cut right in the browser window which you can drag into form fields when you want to re-upload them to your website.
Finally I wanted to feature some web based image editing software, here is a top list recommended by 6revisions.
Web-based image editors have several advantages to its desktop counterparts. The most obvious benefit is that they allow you to work on any computer.
Although this is one of Jacob Gube’s old articles I included it as a starting point to show you there are still evolving options out there that avoid you having to fork out for Photoshop. I’m sad to say Pheonix an advanced image editor from Aviary is no longer available. Pixlr seems to be the most robust tool out of all of them, but is sadly lacking the community and image-sharing aspect that was so integral in Pheonix. For now, my image capture-editing-storing is a two step process that involves re-upping content onto my G+ profile.
Write back and let me know if you found alternative ways to speed up your online image workflow process. I’m sure our fellow webmasters and website owners will appreciate the tips. Hit me up on Google Plus or leave a comment for me to follow up and investigate. – Juliana