How to Create Awesome Tumblr Pictures
Tumblr has long been one of the most popular, creatively inspiring and easy-to-use social media platforms available. With its uncomplicated interface and simple categorization, it's an outlet that you can become familiar with quickly. It’s also a great place to share and spread your photos.
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Knowing how to make your photos pop and look their best on this platform will help you create something other members will enjoy sharing.
What Kind of Photos to Take
One of the greatest things that Tumblr offers is its ability for viewers to choose the content they want to see. So, if you’re wondering what kind of pictures to post, the answer is simple — whatever you’d like. From flowers to high fashion to puppies, the choice is yours.
To make sure you get the best quality, you'll want to save your final image at the same size it will be displayed, if possible. Otherwise, Tumblr will resize your images to fit the allotted space, which could lead to
Photosets and Themes
When you upload multiple images as photosets, some of the images will be resized in the photoset display. However, when people click on those images, they'll expand to 540px wide. Scaling an image up causes the quality to suffer, so set the width for your photoset images at 540px to avoid that. Alternatively, some Tumblr themes are designed to use larger images, so do a bit of research and be sure you know what size photos to upload if you install a theme.
Retouching and Editing
The final step to the perfect end result in photography is retouching and editing. Before you post your shots, make sure they are enhanced and looking their best. To do this, opt for an easy to use and well-priced editing software.
Although Photoshop is probably the best-known editor around, it can be expensive and a little difficult to master. For Mac users, give Luminar from Skylum a try. It’s a powerful, intuitive application at a great price with a free trial. For Windows users — give the free software Paint.net a try.
Here's a quick list of improvements you can make to your photos before you post them:
Whether you're using Tumblr to promote your business or just to find pieces of creative photography inspiration, following the simple advice above will help improve the look and impact of your photos.
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