If you don’t have Photoshop installed on your laptop, I’ve found a great, simple tool for you to resize social media images. It’s very important to customize your posts on social media and make sure the images are optimized for each channel, just for the better user experience. They also get qualified as “high quality content” by engines.
The guys at Buffer know what they’re talking about. Images that are optimized for social media get better engagement rates:
Blog posts with images receive 94% more views than those without images
The tool works very simple. Just visit Pablo and you’ll see a screen like this:
For those of you who often resize social media images, it looks pretty straightforward to use.
We wanted to help people benefit from images more easily by creating a tool with the same simplicity in mind that we often hear as a reason for people using Buffer for scheduling their posts. Here’s our MVP 🙂
First, choose your platform. Pablo enables you to resize social media images for four main social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (you’ll get a wide, square and tall options to choose from).
Second, you can add a line of text as well as secondary line and a logo. A trick to try out, use secondary line and logo as your call to action!
Thirdly, it’s time to add the image. If you lack inspiration, Buffer has loaded background images already (also stock photos from Unsplash are there), however you can also upload your own image from your device.
The benefit of Pablo is that it shows you a preview in real-time. What happens next? Share it immediately to Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, download it on your device or save it in Buffer if you’re using it to schedule your social media posts. Easy right?
Why do I use Pablo instead of other tools? I like Canva and Social Image Resizer Tool, however only Pablo can help me resize social media images in one go. I can immediately preview it when changing the destination platform and I can also share it to the main social platforms (Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter) immediately. I’m also happy to work on my iPad, although the look and feel is a bit different there and iPhone version is not completely responsive.
I’m not entirely happy that it’s only browser-based – this means it only works on https://buffer.com/pablo and not as an app. I’m very excited though to see the browser extension that Buffer is working on.
Let me know if you have any other great tools to resize social media images to check out! Don’t forget to join the discussion on LinkedIn!
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This is how I ended up signing up to yet another e-mail newsletter, but very powerful one – one that allows me to receive a “rollup” of only those newsletters that I want to see in my inbox.
Unroll.me is awesome – just select which newsletters you want to add to a single rollup or simply unsubscribe from them in one window. Yes, just clicking “Unsubscribe” will actually unsubscribe you straight away.
How does it work? Just visit the website and sign up with your e-mail address. One note, it supports those e-mail clients (as for now): Outlook.com (including Hotmail, MSN, & Windows Live), Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, and iCloud. So if you have your personal e-mail client like e.g. email@example.com (that you can configure with your hosting) it will not work.
It’s a simple list of all brands and two options on the right hand side: “Add to rollup” and “Unsubscribe”. Clicking on the first one will add the subscription to your daily digest. Unsubscribe simply deletes the newsletters you don’t want to receive anymore.
The window above subscriptions allows you to see what is currently in your rollup, what currently comes into your inbox
as a loose newsletter, what you’ve unsubscribed from and any new items that were received.
How will you receive the rollup? You can customize it in Settings. Choose which time of the day you want to receive it and in which form. It’s also easy on eyes providing a responsive email template suitable for all devices. If you don’t want to receive the rollup anymore, you can simply deactivate it.
What happens to unsubscribed accounts? I must say I got rid of a lot of junk and I just spent one minute cleaning it up. In fact, the e-mails are still coming to my inbox – but now, they just land directly in my junk, so I don’t see them anymore.
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