Some of us (myself included) do not have photoshop. I rely heavily on Pic Monkey. I will never put a photo onto my blog without editing it.
Here are the 5 steps that I take every single time…
1- Adjust the exposure to make it brighter (brighter pictures look better on Pinterest & other social media). You can do this automatically. (see picture below).
2- Adjust the clarity & sharpness. This makes a WORLD of difference!
4- Branding: I always add “Your Modern Family” or “Beckyandpaula.com” or our logos to my pictures. (You can see it in purple in the picture above). Paula and I have both seen what happens when we don’t add our names to our images… someone else takes it & makes it their own. Learn from us.
5- I change the size to 600 X 600 or to a pin-worthy image that I will upload directly to Pinterest like 500 X 1000. If the picture won’t fit (like the one above), I would take that picture that I made and put it on top of the 600X600 square and then I would use the extra space to write the caption.
If you have any suggestions, we’d love them, as always! Your comments help other bloggers, too! Thanks!
Since you are working on editing photos, something else you know is important is the photo you start with. If you are a food blogger we highly recommend Tasty Food Photography by Lindsay Ostrum. (affiliate)