Thumbnails or Banners, or simply say an image that briefly describes about a content. It is basically the very first thing, a users sees before viewing any content, be it a blog post, videos, e-books or any thing related to this which includes pictures. It is generally the first impression that a user gets about a product, it’s quality, it’s content, and everything else which the original creator would like it’s viewers to know about.
Let us take an example from YouTube, we get across hundreds of videos in this popular streaming platform, but we give a try to only some few ones which gives interest. If I go across few videos, I usually first see the thumbnail. Just by seeing the thumbnail, I get few thoughts on how the particular video might be. If I see the thumbnail is ugly, or simply say not catchy and not appealing, I simply ignore that video and go ahead in search of videos I would think yeah this is something worth a try.
Same goes with every kind contents. So you must have come to know, how important a beautiful and appealing a thumbnail is for attracting visitors to see your content.
Here we will be discussing about a few applications which you can use on your PC or a Laptop for creating banners and thumbnails, editing pictures and what not. All applications listed on this article won’t bother you with Watermarks. We will be discussing about similar methods and alternatives which you can use for your mobile phones, or editing online (in your browser) in another article. So lets get started!
Four Best FREE YouTube Thumbnail Makers:
PhotoScape is a graphics editing program, developed by MOOII Tech, Korea. The basic concept of PhotoScape is ‘easy and fun’, allowing users to easily edit photographs taken from their digital cameras or even mobile phones.It allows you to edit your photo with some awesome effects. You can use almost more than half of the effect for free. You can also create a awesome and attracting thumbnail for your YouTube video. PhotoScape provides a simple user interface to perform common photo enhancements including color adjustment, cutting, resizing, printing and GIF animation. Photoscape operates on Microsoft Windows systems and Mac. It is not available on Linux systems. The default languages are English and Korean, with additional language packages available for download.It is distributed free of charge for all users, including commercial bodies. Also it produces the output with no watermark.
- Photo Viewer : Browse and organize photos.
- Photo Editor : Enhance and balance color, resize, add effects and clip-arts.
- Photo Batch-Editor : Process multiple photos at once, rename multiple photos at once.
- Page Creator : joins multiple photos into poster-like single page or into one final photo.
- GIF Animation : Make multiple images into GIF-animated image.
- Featured Printer : Print photos for particular occasions, such as Passport photo, or lined page such as graph, calendar or music paper.
- Screen Capture : Save monitor screen into an image file.
- Color Picker : Pick color from screen pixel.
- RAW Converter : Convert RAW format picture into JPEG format.
- Face Finder : Find similar faces through internet.
- Screen Capture : Windows 10: full screen, window, or box selection.
You can easily download it to your PC or Laptop by just going to it’s official site.
Pixlr is a photo editor that makes it easy for anyone to make and share creative images. Pixlr users can quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune pictures in a completely ad-free experience. Pixlr is a cloud-based photo editor that offers a wide range of image tools and utilities for editing purposes.
The most amazing part of this editor is that it is available online. Editor don’t need to install additional app for editing. You can edit your photo in real time with ad free experience . After completing the edit you can save the edited image with no watermark . This is the most useful editor for those who want free.
- Color Replace
- Image Retouching
- Object Transform
- Texts & Fonts
- Photo Collage
- Magic Wand
- Digital Painting
- Digital Inking
Fotor is an online photo editing suite, utilizing exclusive technology to bring an unprecedented level of editing control to anyone and everyone. While the ‘collage’ and ‘edit’ features are already enjoyed by millions of users, daily, the new ‘design’ feature gives the common user the ability to design any form of graphics and cover, limited only by imagination.
It gives the output with no watermark.
- Basic Edit Adjustment
- Basic Effects
- Basic Portrait Touch-Up
- Classic Content
- Basic HDR Tech
- Exclusive 100+ photo effects
- Advanced Beauty features
- 30+ stylized photo frames
- 300+ custom designed stickers
- Artistically designed backgrounds and textures
- 80+ exquisite collage templates
- 1000+ design templates dimensions
- Regularly Updated New Content
- Advanced HDR Tech
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.It is used for editing photos, thumbnails,banners etc.
It is free to use with no watermark and zero ad experience.
- Customizable interface
- Photo enhancement
- Digital retouching
- Hardware support
- File format
- Original artwork
- Graphic design elements
You cannot just say a particular product is the best and most suitable just by judging a few in an article. You will have to use or at least go through its reviews, it’s accessibility, ease in using, UI, and many more. We have here just mentioned a few applications you can give it try that can empower your imagination further. Feel free to use them and yeah without any fear as all the applications listed here won’t bother you with problem with Watermark (Which a serious problem with few products for they want you to use their paid service)