How to Edit Photos for Social Media Posts

How to Edit Photos for Social Media Posts

Nearly 4 million people worldwide use social media. So, if you want to get your content seen, it’s a great venue for you.

But, how do you ensure that your photos look their best on different social media platforms, for maximum engagement?

If you want your photos to pop on social media, we’ve got you covered. Let’s go through how to edit photos for social media posts.

Know Your Platform

How you choose to edit your photos should depend on what social media platform you want to use them for. Different formats are more appropriate for different platforms.

For example, photos for Instagram and Twitter need to be cropped differently so that they show up correctly.

Different types of photos tend to be more popular on different platforms, too. Joke posts do better on Twitter, while you want more aesthetically pleasing images for Instagram.

Use Filters

Some social media platforms offer built-in filters that you can use to make your photos pop. But, you can also use similar filters in your photo editing platform. You may have to download custom presets, or they may be built into your software when you download. In that case, you may want to do some exploring to see what your photo editing software offers.

If you want to put your filter on some parts of your image and not others, you can use a background remover to help you separate the layers for your final image. This is especially helpful if you’re combining aspects of different images together since you can make them flow together more easily when you’re adjusting filters.

Improve Your Photography Skills

The better your social media photos are shot, the better they’ll look once they’ve been edited. Get familiar with your camera, whether you’re using a DSLR or simply shooting with your iPhone. Read any manuals or posts for your equipment that you can get your hands on.

If you’re more of a hands-on person, you might just have to sit down and start trying different settings. Or, you can take a class to help you improve your photo editing skills

Pick an Aesthetic

It’s important to make your social media photo aesthetic as cohesive as possible.  This will help keep your followers engaged in your feed. You don’t want to suddenly switch from nature photography to close-up selfies, for example.

You may already have an established aesthetic if you’re creating an account for an existing business or brand. In that case, don’t mess with perfection. Try and edit your photos so they match your previous branding. You want people to recognize your account when they’re scrolling through their feeds.

Start Editing Photos for Social Media Posts Today

There are lots of different ways you can make your photo social media posts look their best. Hopefully, some of these helpful tips have benefited you.

Need more advice? Make sure that you read some of our other photography posts for all the help you need.