Small Business Marketing Secret – Adobe Spark Post
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If you are a small business owner with an iPhone and are active on social media, then you definitely need to try Adobe Post. The app is incredibly intuitive. It allows someone who is not creatively inclined, like myself, to make a stunning image in under 5 minutes.
Often it’s in as little as 1-2 minutes. What makes it so easy to use is the number of preset images that are available to Remix. Remix is what Adobe calls a professionally created image that can be remixed into something unique. You can seamlessly move between different options for altering the image.
Quick Social Media Images
In addition to providing access to your photo gallery, a real benefit to Post is that it provides access to a free photo gallery. From the Adobe Post website:
Can I use the graphics created with Post on commercial websites?
Absolutely, even if they include free images that you found through the “Search Free Photos” option. We are sure these visuals will catch your customer’s eye! Enjoy!
If you already use the Adobe Suite of programs and use Creative Cloud, you have easy access via the app.
Easily Share Across Social Media & Blogs
Another really powerful feature is the saving option. Of course you can save to your photo album but what is really nice is the additional ways you can share the image. SMS and the native email are available but it also offers additional integration with non-native emails apps like Gmail and Outlook. Sharing to social media is also simple as you can turn on multiple options under the more option. It also nicely integrates with third-party social media scheduling apps like Buffer.
Create Social Media Images In Minutes
Here’s one I made in about 2 minutes while relaxing after enjoying those oysters.
Optimized Social Media Sizes
Adobe definitely didn’t disappoint with its recent update. The new version offers plenty of upgrades. The best upgrade has been the ability to select so many preset sizes. There is now an option to create an image optimized for many of the most popular social media platforms and multiple sizing options. Some of the most sizes include:
- Facebook Ad
- Blog Post
- Facebook Cover
- Twitter Header
- LinkedIn Banner
- YouTube Thumbnail
While I making suggestions for things that they could improve, it would be nice to have some sort of guide on the images to let you know the cutoffs for each social media platform. It’s frustrating to create what you think is an excellent image to find out that the text is only partially showing due to the image being resized within each social media platform.
If you’ve tried Adobe Post, I’d love to hear what you think.