Scroll through your Pinterest feed and you’ll see hundreds upon hundreds of rectangular images. You want to make your pins stand out in the crowd, right?
Here’s a quick trick: change the picture’s shape or frame it.
In this BEFORE and AFTER shot, I used Ribbet.com (a free online photo editor) to create a Polaroid frame. Then I added text to create a caption.
Finally, I added Ribbet’s “Before & After” frame to demonstrate how this quick, simple change created a whole new look.
Another technique is to apply a “rounded edge” effect. I took this to the extreme for this example.
First, I cropped the image square.
Then I selected Frames > Rounded Edges. I dragged the “Corner Radius” tool all the way to the right to create a perfectly round image.
Note that this image has a white background. Ribbet’s “rounded edges” tool allows you to choose a custom background color.
I uploaded my round picture to Pinterest, just to see how it would look, and the round shape really does draw your eye.
Try shape-shifting your own photo. Upload it to Pinterest and share a link to your pin so we can check it out.
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