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Photos- Tools for collages, picture sharing and editing

Tools for photo sharing, creation of collages, editing of photos, using quotes on pictures, and templates for profiles on social media.

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Canva

Canva

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.

With Canva you get thousands of templates- some are free, many are $1.00 each. It's easy to create stunning pieces of design from their set up- but you need to be creative if you're going to do so without running up your bill.

Their set up is pretty extensive with layouts, text versions that would usually be professional, backgrounds, elements, and of course the ability for you to upload your own photos.

The short answer with Canva is you can create beautiful projects, but know going in that you may either have to sacrifice the dream choice or you'll need to pay for it...

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Flickr

Flickr

Flickr is now a Yahoo company- a combination of storage and social sharing for all your photos. Upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world. Get 1,000GB of photo storage free.

Flickr organizes your photos and videos in multiple ways including:

  • photostream
  • albums
  • favorites
  • groups
  • creations
  • galleries
  • tags

You can also search photos via

  • "Photos of...."
  • Profiles
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Following Other Accounts
  • Trending
  • "The App Garden" which is where people use the Flickr API to create apps that work with Flickr.

Flickr provides available feeds that you can slip the API into anywhere and have the photo feeds of your choice including:

  • Public photos & video
  • Friends' photostream
  • Public favorites from a user
  • Group discussions
  • Group pools
  • Forum discussions
  • Recent activity on your photostream
  • Recent comments you made

With FlickrPro for $34.99 a year you also get:

  • 1000 GB of storage
  • Powerful photo editing tools
  • "Smart" photo management
  • Free standard shipping of Flickr photo merchandise (photo books and wall art) in the U.S. and 50% on international standard shipping, with a minimum purchase of $25
  • Desktop Auto Uploadr that works with Mac, phones and other devices and gives you the choice of uploading your entire photo collection from computer, hard drives, Dropbox and more for Apple Apps and also Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Ad-free browising and sharing
  • Advanced stats on your photos- Pro stats show you your photo and video, photostream, albums, collections and galleries views for the period you select; a source breakdown of how people found your images, and your top viewed, favorited and commented on images.
  • Savings of 20% off Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan for the first year with a CC Photography purchase from Adobe which includes Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC (discount expires July 29, 2016 but may be extended.)
  • a Flickr Pro badge next to your avatar

Flickr sells photo books and wall art from your photos or from Flickr collections (it's very unclear what's included or which photos are allowed to be sold to others versus your own photos).

  • Editing of photo book: this is a pretty simple photo book- you can change the book's title, adjust images in the book (but we don't see anything about text or collages) and add, remove or rearrange photos in the order of which they will go into the book

The Commons
The Commons is a way that Flickr shares hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives. You can help the project by adding tags and leaving comments. You can find the Commons project at https://www.flickr.com/commons

Here are some participating institutions:

  • American Aviation Historical Society
  • Archief Alkmaar Commons - The 'Regionaal Archief Alkmaar' is an archive in the province of North-Holland in the Netherlands. They have big collections of photo's, books, archives and genealogical data. The pictures on this Flickr account are free for to use and are marked "no known copyright restrictions" and "public domain".Camden Public Library (Maine)
  • Directorate General of Press and Information
  • The Gallen-Kallela Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution- the Smithsonian has photo galleries on many of its own sites, on exhibition dedicated sites, and on virtually every social media.
  • TXSTATE Library Digital Collection
  • UVicLibraries
  • VCU Libraries Commons
  • Vestfoldmuseene | Vestfold Museums

Some ways to connect/ unusual aspects with Flickr

  • #TwitterTuesday flickr photos marked in the group challenge of the week are shared on twitter
  • FlickrFriday is a group on Flickr- submit your photo(s) for the challenge of the week and be included there
  • In Flickr's blog they have a photographer spotlight which lets you know more about professional photographers and their craft shared on Flickr
Fotojet

Having tried many, FotoJet is the first free application that truly lives up to its' billing. Unlike competitors, it's really easy to use, the templates are high quality, you to create collage, poster and photo card online with the easiest way.

It offers a large selection of classic and creative collages and pictures that don't save the best for an upsell.

In addition, you can do a host of other photo project with it including:

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Facebook Cover
  • YouTube Banner
  • Twitter Header
  • Facebook Post
  • Instagram Post
  • Banner Maker
  • MISC

Magazine Cover
Photo Comic
Fun Photo
Birthday and other cards
Posters

Pixlr Express | Autodesk Pixlr

Pixlr Express is our most popular web-based photo editor that makes editing photos easy. Apply overlays, filters, and stickers to make any photo beautiful.

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RELAY

RELAY

Uncover the fastest, easiest way to make engaging social graphics. RELAY empowers non-designers & successful brands to rank higher & uplevel their message.

Free or upgraded version
SHARED ASSETS
Easily create a cohesive look on all marketing channels. Every layout automatically adapts to each asset you update.

ONE CLICK RESIZE
Stop researching "Facebook header size" and "Twitter image dimensions."" With a single click RELAY instantly resizes your graphic for every platform. No additional tweaking required.

THEME POWER!
Set your “designer’s block” free with a single click on any of our creative themes. We’ve gathered color and font combinations that look and convert best

BE #1 IN SEARCH
Win the feed, boost website traffic, and rank first in online search to get your message front and center. More likes, shares, and engagement?

NO REJECTED ADS
Many platforms restrict the amount of text on marketing graphics. RELAY saves time and frustration by automatically keeping your text “in check.”

FREE

  • #relaythat Watermark
  • Automated Design
  • One Click Resize
  • Remix Themes
  • Search Optimized Images
  • Schedule + Rerun Content

$12 a month

  • Unlimited Layouts
  • Automated Design
  • One Click Resize
  • Remix Themes
  • Search Optimized Images
  • Schedule + Rerun Content
  • Priority Support
  • Archive Layout Settings
  • Recall Layout Settings
  • Multiple Asset Profiles
Share As Image | The fastest way to double your social engagement.

Share As Image lets you add text to any image from anywhere on the web. $8 a month for pro if paid for the year, $12 a month by month payment.

Features include:

  • Bookmarklet for easy share from any website
  • Auto share to many social media including if you use Buffer for automation including Facebook Pinterest Twitter- to have a photo tweet of your choice

Pro Features Include

  • Unlimited Images
  • Create and share as many images as you want!
  • 50+ Fonts
  • Choose from over 50 incredible fonts to use any of your images.
  • 1000+ Amazing Photos & Filters
  • Special photos curated just for PROs.
  • Remove Share As Image Logo, Add Your Own
  • Remove the Share As Image logo and add your own branding!
  • HD Image Downloads
  • Download and share images to Facebook & Twitter in amazing high resolution
  • Templates
  • 30 beautiful preset templates and the ability to create unlimited templates of your own.
  • Manage & Store Unlimited Images
  • Edit, view, download and delete unlimited images! Keep track of all the images you create.
Venngage

Venngage is an easy to use Infographic Maker and let you make beautiful Infographic Designs & Themes, collages, social media headers, blog post feature images, and many more areas within visual content creation and sharing. While it starts as free, if you are actually going to use the program, you will find that most of the fabulous templates and other features are saved for the paid version.

Hundreds of Charts, Maps and Icons for your Infographics

All the charts, maps and icons you need to get started
Complete set of popular data driven charts and maps

  • Line Chart
  • Smooth Line Chart
  • Area Line Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Multi-Column Bar Chart
  • Stacked Bar Chart
  • Scatterplot Chart
  • Bubble Chart
  • Stacked Bubble Chart
  • Multi-Series Chart
  • Summary Stats Vast library of pictograms and icons for your needs Upload your own images from your computer or web

Really Professional Infographic Templates and Themes

  • World class Infographic designs without the cost
  • Choose from a variety of beautiful templates
  • Optimized templates best suited for your specific needs - Report - Resume - Presentation - Poster
  • Customize color, size, style and theme easily to suite your style
  • Interactive and engaging data visualization

Drag and Drop

  • The easiest way to create beautiful infographics
  • Drag and drop charts, icons and other visuals to your canvas
  • Choose your color, style, and look and feel with our easy-to-use tools
  • Cut and paste data from your Excel spreadsheet for simple data management

Advanced and flexible tool that give you a total control

  • Full control over every objects and graphics without area restriction
  • Snap to grid for automatic alignment, or completely free adjustment
  • Flexible settings that allows you to style and place object exactly the way you want

Share with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

  • Publish, Embed and Download is just a click away
  • Publish your infographics on popular social networks
  • Embed and link on blogs or websites
  • Download as an image or PDF

Free gives you a good taste of using Venngage, but if you find you like it as a primary tool, you will want to go with it's general premium with features including:
The cost is $19 a month

  • Premium Themes & Templates (most of the templates are premium)
  • Premium Charts & Icons
  • Unlimited number of Infographics
  • Brand-free Infographics
  • Privacy Controls
  • Export to PDF & PNG
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