Social Media Graphics and Video

Social Media Graphics and Video

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Reel
Tool lets you create audiograms from podcasts. Share video snippets of your episodes on social media and grow your audience with Reel.

Type Studio
Video creation tool where you can edit the words in the transcript and it will trim the video.

Descript
Video creation tool where you can edit the words in the transcript and it will trim the video.

Squoosh
Drag an image into this browser-based tool and compress it in seconds.

EZGIF
Convert images and videos into GIF files

Deep Nostalgia
You can animate old photos with this tool but be careful with news photography and deep-faking. Remember ethical guidelines when editing/altering photos.

Lumen5
Social media video editing tool has several pricing tiers but the free version works just fine for journalists.

ClipChamp
Free in-browser video editor, compressor and converter.

Zamzar
Browser-based video file conversion tool.

Phoetic
This iOS app is a word cloud generator. Turns photos into visual word clouds from whatever words you choose. Good for social graphics


@journtoolbox
Follow the Journalist’s Toolbox on Twitter.

SOCIAL GRAPHICS AND VIDEO CREATION TOOLS

Note: This collection of tools came from several journalism instructors’ contributions to the ONA Educators Facebook page.

Sprout Social: Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Wavve.co
Turn podcast or musical audio into engaging animated videos to share on social media.

Over app
iPhone or Android app that layers text over photos.

Pablo
Very simple layered graphics.

Adobe Spark Post
Create social videos and much more. App and desktop version.

Venngage
Good infographics maker with many social platforms templates.

Landscape Social Media Image Resizer
From Sprout Social, this tool resizes an image to fit a social channel specs.

Promo Free Image Resizer
Similar to Landscape from Sprout Social, you can drag an image into this browser-based tool and resize images to fit various social platforms.

2019 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Squoosh
Drag an image into this browser-based tool and compress it in seconds.

EZGIF
Convert images and videos into GIF files

Reel
Tool lets you create audiograms from podcasts. Share video snippets of your episodes on social media and grow your audience with Reel.

Deep Nostalgia
You can animate old photos with this tool but be careful with news photography and deep-faking. Remember ethical guidelines when editing/altering photos.


For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

Phoetic
This iOS app is a word cloud generator. Turns photos into visual word clouds from whatever words you choose. Good for social graphics


Type Studio
Video creation tool where you can edit the words in the transcript and it will trim the video.

Descript
Video creation tool where you can edit the words in the transcript and it will trim the video.

Lumen5
Social media video editing tool has several pricing tiers but the free version works just fine for journalists.

Zamzar
Browser-based video file conversion tool.

Recast Studio Online Video Editor
Recast Studio is a cloud based online video editor that will help journalists to create and repurpose text, audio or video into dynamic social videos.

Kapwing
Free and simple online video editor. Think Canva for video. Simple to add subtitles to videos, turn articles into social media, combine clips together, edit recordings, and turn audio into video (or vice versa).

GetVideoBot
Download videos posted to Twitter by tagging this account in the replies. Make sure you first have permission from the account/video owner to use it.

Downloader Bot
Tag a video or GIF with @downloaderbot and they’ll download a link to it. Beware of copyright on video, though, and get permission to reuse the video/GIF.

Journalism.co.uk: Eight Tips to Edit Your Video to Perfection

Wochit
This short-form video editor lets you use your video clips or pull from a library (including music). Great for layering text in this browser-based tool. Great for creating social videos.

Tweetroot
Create word clouds off Twitter hashtags on this phone app.

IMGFlip Meme Generator

Evernote Skitch
Capture and edit photos editing photos on this free desktop or mobile app.

Little Card Editor
Twitter or Facebook card images.

IJNET: How to Create GIFs for Use in Journalism

PicMonkey
Phone photo editing app with text layering capabilities.

Headliner.app
This tool lets you make social media videos for free. It also allows you to export audio from video, transcribes it and drops it into video as a caption.

Creating Effective Social Media Graphics for Journalism

Twitter Cards

Yomapic
Location search for Instagram and social network VKontakte.

ClipChamp
Free in-browser video editor, compressor and converter.

YouTube Downloader App


For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


FilterGrade: Seven Mobile Apps for Graphic Design

Giphy: GIF Maker

NPR Social Media Graphics Guide
NPR built this killer guide to types of social media graphics you can design using Photoshop and other tools.

Venngage: The Ultimate Guide to Designing Epic Social Media Images
Venngage page offers many great tips.

How to Get the Most Out of Twitter’s Analytics Platform

Foller.me
A Twitter analytics application. Very useful.

Video: The Rise of Social Media Through the Years


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