Marketing January 3, 2019 Last updated January 2nd, 2019 2,660 Reads share

10 Best Image Designing Tools for Instagram

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Posting pictures on social media has become a trend now. But a study shows that 70% of the Instagram users never post their photo without retouching it.

The users normally use some third-party apps or in-built editing features of Instagram. The user who edit or retouch their photos with the help of Instagram in-built editing features, they are ok.

But those who edit their pictures with some third party image designing and editing apps, here we are to help them by telling top 10 best image designing tools for Instagram which will surely make your pictures look great and more attractive than before.

So without any further discussion, let’s get into it.

#1. Canva

Canva is an online graphic design platform with customizable elements and easy drag and drop interface. Canva has over 2 million users.

Canva is mainly liked for its versatility, simplicity, and flexibility. You can create a variety of designs for social media sites presentations posters. You can find various categories of design templates.

You can create invitations, greeting cards full of collages, infographics, ebook cover, music album covers, marketing flyers, posters, restaurant menus, social media banners, social media posts, cover for documents and advertisement banners.



#2. Adobe Spark

It’s a free application from Adobe, which you can download to your phone, your iPad or you can use it as a website on your computer or laptop. They just updated the application.

This app is just ideal for beginners who don’t know anything about designing and image editing or retouching. Or for those people who don’t have the budget to rent in a full-time graphic designer or they want to do quick and amazing posts for Instagram, for Facebook, for websites or for blog posts.

With this app, you can do a lot without having the knowledge behind graphics. It has templates to choose from which makes it super easy. You just click on a template and it automatically will do everything for you.

The overall interface of Adobe Spark is simple but great.



#3. Pixlr by Autodesk

Autodesk Pixlr art is available for both iOS and Android. This app is similar to photoshop fix but you will find it to be a lot more useful and more feature-rich and it is completely free. In this app, you can adjust everything from exposure to the temperature of the picture. You can adjust contrast, brightness, vibrancy, shadows, highlights, hue, saturation, lightness of that picture and many more things.

You can really tweak and correct anything in the picture and the controls are very simple and very easy to use. You will get used to them very quickly. One of the best features of Autodesk Pixlr is pixelated brush, which allows you to edit out people or the things that you don’t want to be seen in that picture.

It also gives the blur feature which works a lot better compared with some other apps in the market.



#4. Aviary Photo Editor

So, what can you do with Aviary? Aviary is a free photo editing app that allows you to customize your photos. This is a free app without any in-app purchases. Starting with the main feature, you are greeted with a scrolling interface which shows all its editing features such as, enhancing or adding effects.

The first thing you should do in this app is to click on enhance button, what this will do is just automatically adjust your picture’s contrast, brightness, vibrancy, shadows, highlights, hue, saturation, lightness. There is also another option which is the HD button. HD is a nice feature which sharpens the image.

It also has a feature called color-fix which fix the colors of the picture. There are a ton of themes to choose from. They also have a store from which you can download new themes for free.


#5. Design Feed

Once you have made your free account you are ready to go on Design Feed. You will have templates much like canvas, lots of different ways of displaying your content. The interface website of Design Feed is very simple and easy to use.

It is nice and big and you really see what you are working with. You can add any of the templates in your favorites if you want to use it for any other project. There is a burger menu on the left side of the page having different features like my designs, curated designs, favorites, brand kit, asset managed, edit profile, and accounts.

There is also an option for tutorials for making a new design, remixing a design and help and FAQs. You can also make your own logos on this website which is a kinda nice feature to have.



#6. PicMonkey

PicMonkey is an online photo designing and editing tool. This tool is very good in use and you can use it in a small business.

PicMonkey is absolutely free and it is going to continue for free, although it looks like there will be some premium features that you can subscribe to and pay for if you want them to use. The first thing that you will get when you load a photo is all of the basic tools that you need to crop, rotate, exposure etc. So just go into it and try doing some experiments and you will learn everything about it in a very short time. It is easy to use.



#7. Venngage

Venngage allows you to create free infographics utilizing hundreds of templates to get a head start and then customizing your design to fit your data. You can also upgrade your accounts and add a ton of features.

It’s not just about infographics either you can also create presentations, posters, reports, resumes, newsletters, and more. So if you are not into infographics or you don’t need them for your business, there are so many other things to do.




#8. Snappa

Snappa is specifically geared for marketers. It has everything you need to create social media ads, log banners or any kind of amazing design graphic you need. It is similar to Canvas. It has some kind of design and user interface. It is really easy to change everything. All the photos in it are free which is incredible.



#9. Designer

You can make much better quality social media posts utilizing this app on your smartphone called, Designer. This app will definitely help you and take you one step further to establishing some stunning social media posts in the online world. There are different templates in it specifically made for different social media platforms.




#10. Stencil

The stencil is an app in which you can create some stunning social media posts. You can directly share your post from this app. You can download this app from the app store for free but it has some extra astonishing features, which are not provided for free. If you want to use them you have to buy a package of $9 per month.

You can use Stencil as a website as well.



So these were top 10 best image designing tools and apps for Instagram. Hope you liked it. Don’t forget to comment down your favorite tool. You can get the latest update about digital marketing trends and tools here

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Dhiraj Das

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