Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Easy Photo Editing, Increase Your Etsy Sales!

My Handmade Earrings
We all know how important having great pictures is for selling your handmade products online, but, still, some of us struggle (yes, that would be me here) to get professional looking photographs to use online in my Etsy store. There are numerous photo editing options available, including photo editing software that might be included with your computer or camera. I have a Mac and I was using the photo editing program build into iphoto; however, I desired to add text to pictures, soften my focal area, make collages, and add special effects...and, I didn't want to pay for it. Ultimately, I discovered a website that lets me do all that and more, while being very user friendly. In fact, I liked it so much, I upgraded to the 4.99 a month version, which includes more fonts, overlays, and special effects.

This website is www.picmonkey.com

Photo Collage Made With PicMonkey of my Handmade Products
So far, I have had a great response on Facebook and Twitter to my photo collages and edited photos. The earrings in the first picture sold the day I listed them. I am adding text to photos with my shop name and coupon codes to broadcast using social media. PicMonkey is free to try with several price options for upgrading.

Unfortunately, my digital camera USB cord is broken, so I can't upload pictures for editing until my new cord arrives. I am disappointed because editing my pictures and adding text and special effects with PicMonkey was getting to be quite addictive! I highly recommend this program if you are looking for a very easy to use photo editing and enhancement program.

Happy sales all!


  1. Thanks for the tip, Mylana! When I have a moment, will definitely look into PicMonkey, after your interesting post. Some of mine could definitely do with a boost!

    All the best.

    Isobel: www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com

  2. As you edit your photos, be careful not go overboard. Using filters and other photo manipulations can distort the appearance of your product and create a misleading image, which could lead to unhappy customers. While photo editing won’t turn a bad photo into a good photo, it can help make a good photo great.

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