In the past we’ve shared some of our favorite free photo editors, among other cool freebies that are perfect for ecommerce. We could have stopped there, but there is such a wealth of resources living online that we just couldn’t keep them to ourselves. Here are the best places to find free photos to use for your commercial use, the best tools to create Pin worthy pics and the hot new place to share them.
This search engine allows you to browse for images that are licensed for repurpose and sharing. Perfect tool to find images to build upon with your own logo, text and more- or, find completed images that you can use as is.
Pinstamatic is a tool developed specifically for Pinterest users. It allows you to create pin worthy images, quotes, video links, website shares, tweets and more. Spruce up the content you’re sharing by adding quick captions. You can even pin a location- why not pin your brick and mortar store and invite people to stop by?
Pixteller is touted as a “poster maker,” but it’s brilliant for creating Pinterest worthy images. Edit the background, text, photos, icons and more, however you like. The interface is intuitive to use (I, a non-technical person, was able to navigate it pretty easily), and there are lots of options to choose from. The height of each poster is easily adjustable to add length, making the final result ideal for pinning.
Now that you have an arsenal of sweet, share worthy pictures, sign up for some sites to get your stuff out and in front of the right audiences. Most ecommerce business owners are already marketing on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, but there’s a new kid on the block that could bring you closer to your niche. We Heart It is a photo sharing site where users browse through tags that interest them and curate photos that they “heart.” If you are a fashion retailer or your target market is highly engaged, tech-savvy millennial, this could be the newest social platform for you to check out. Create an account, upload content and start following people with similar interests to what you sell.