How To Save Time using Desygner Image Editing App
Would you like to quickly and easily create images that look good on all social media sites?
Normally, creating images of the right size takes time and it’s tempting to skip this step. We sometimes end up with bits cut off our posted images. That’s not so bad for photos but not so good for images with text.
Then there are all the differently sized social media headers, ads and banners.
How can we get round the different size requirements without laboriously creating multiple images to suit?
This is where the free image editing tool Desygner comes in. (Web, iOS and Android versions).
About Desygner Image Editing
Desygner is unlike other online image editors/apps, such as Canva, where you must create individual images for each size you need. With Desygner you create, or upload, your image in one particular size. Choosing from a drop down menu automatically resizes your image to a huge choice of sizes. How handy is this!
Here are the choices:
Social Media Site Headers
- Angel List
- Facebook Square Banner Ads:
- IAB Banners
- Half Banners
- Wide Banner Ads:
Email, Blogs & Websites:
- Email Headers
- Blog Titles
General Marketing Materials:
- Business Cards
- Real Estate Flyers
- For Sale Signs
Documents & Presentations:
- US Letters and Resumes
- A4 Letters and Resumes
Invitations & Cards:
Fun & Miscellaneous:
- Wanted Signs
- Magazine Covers
- Newspaper Covers
- Lost & Found Ads
- ID Cards
- Award Certificates
- Vision Boards
- Profile Pictures
For bloggers the most used feature will be creating one feature blog post image that suits Facebook, Twitter, GPlus and Instagram. For other networks any of these will work.
For marketers creating a campaign, you might want to add matching banners, ads, book covers, and email headers to the mix. This makes for a uniform look that’s good for recognition and branding.
Working With Desygner
Hover over the Create Logo/text at the top right of your screen. From the drop down menu choose which type of image you want to create.
- If you already have a background image in mind you can upload this to Desynger, or choose one you’ve already saved.
- If not, choose from one of the many available through Desygner:
Image Upload and Search
Now add any text, shapes, or embellishment you need. Save and download the image. Now you can duplicate the same image in other sizes following the instructions below. You can always do this later because you can edit your saved image. Find them under “My Projects” from your account page.
Changing Image Size
Click the “Change Format” Button at the bottom of your image (see the image to the right)
Choose which size you want next and, if necessary, move and change text size to fit. You might need to move or resize the background image to show the areas of interest.
Download this image. If you press save now it will overwrite your original save so decide which you want to keep.
Continue the process until you have all the image sizes you need. Once you’ve done this a couple of times you’ll be able to do all this really quickly.
As with any self respecting Image Editor, Desygner comes with pre-built text designs and multiple font choices.
Bells and Whistles
Add backgrounds, shapes, stickers or draw freehand. For my images I used a shape with an opacity that let the image show through.
Finally I’ll show you the other images I created the same time as the Facebook sized one at the top of this post:
Instagram & Facebook Upload Size
Designer is free for all but certain extra features which cost $2.95 a month. Premium Features:
- A large choice of Premium Templates
- Uploading Photoshop and Acrobat PDF Files, and SVG images.
- A Library to store images, fonts, colors, logos…
There’s a special offer on right now. For each friend that signs up you get a month of Premium for free. If 3 join then the Library is unlocked forever. Go to Desygner
Don’t you think Desygner is a time-saving way of creating images for blogs, social media and advertising? A good alternative to Canva. The only problem is that it took me to almost the end of the post to not automatically type the name as “designer”!