Infographics, memes, gifs and videos are the most engaging forms of content on the internet. They are ideal for image, marketing or sales activities. Professional graphic materials, however, generate considerable cost. What if your budget is really small? Read about the possibilities of free programs for creating simple graphics.
It takes just a few minutes to master each of the tools listed below. Most of them are very simple and intuitive to use, so you can create attractive infographics, memes or gifs in a short time. In addition, some of them have additionally paid extensions.
Canva is one of the most popular graphics creation tools. You will find in lots of ready to use templates for posters, infographics, presentations, graphics for social media or web pages, but also flyers and business cards. This program is based on simple templates. Most of them are available for free, but some options have to be paid for. In addition, Canva has provided two-minute tutorials for beginners, as well as many other tutorials and inspirations to make using the program easier. An interesting feature is the ability to add a team of up to 10 members (free version) to the tool, making it easy to share resources with others.
Moreover, you can download Canva’s app on your mobile, and creates nice posts for social media. It’s much quicker and comfy because without computer usage.
Easel.ly is a totally free tool for creating infographics. The project starts with the template selection. Then, you can edit or embed new elements and content. Graphics that may be used are grouped by theme (eg icons, people, animals, food, etc.). The list of objects and templates is really extensive, so you can easily find everything you need to create a simple infographic. In addition, this program does not leave watermark graphics.
Infogr.am also allows visualizing data. The free version offers dozens of templates as well as many ready-made components like graphs, maps and text boxes. You may add to your design photos and even videos. Unfortunately, one of the major disadvantages of this tool is the inability to save the design as a file. You can either publish the infographic via your social media account or embed it directly on the iframe.
Memes are great for commenting on current events or „hot” topics. If you don’t have any basic graphics skills then I recommend ImgFlip. You can upload or choose a photo from the ready-made proposals, add text and ready-made memos. Now you know how easily were created most of the popular mems.
The moving images are much more attracted than static images. Want to find out? With GIFMaker.me you can create animated gifs, slideshows, and animations in minutes and without having to set up an account. In the tool, you will be able to determine the size of the animated image, the speed of changing individual sequences or add a background music via YouTube.
It’s brilliant for collages, but it also allows you to quickly edit photos (crop, adjust exposure and color, retouch skin, etc.) and create simple graphics. You should try the 7-day trial version.
I created my first infographics in this program. Piktochart is similar to other tools so firstly you choose a template or background, add icons, graphics, texts, and everything you need. A defect of a free version is a beam with a signature at the bottom which is automatically generated. In Piktochart you can also prepare a presentation.
This software offers a lot of possibilities, but it is also the most complicated of all the tools mentioned here. If you’ve ever had to deal with GIMP or Photoshop, you’ll be fine with this program. In Pixlr you can retouch a photo, apply filters, text or other effects, and create a collage. The tool is available online and offline and also has a mobile application.
9. Social Media Image Maker
Do you have trouble with choosing the right size of graphics for the requirements of different social networking sites? Social Media Image Maker is perfect for this. Just upload the design and adjust its size on the preview.
It’s a tool which creating word clouds. You put words that are to be in the cloud, and then you specify the size, color, layout, and shape. The whole process takes only a few minutes.