Let’s talk image editing with this Canva review. Ready? I would say the answer is yes since you are reading this or you just find my posts fun to read. Either way, I have you covered! I use PicMonkey almost daily for my business and life, I adore it but there are some features in Canva that I wish the monkey gave me. So which is a good fit for you? Let’s find out more about Canva!
A Canva review that won’t pin you to the canvas!
There are many options for creating and editing images available online or to use on your device. The two that I tend to use the most are PicMonkey and Canva. Both have their pros and cons but the cost isn’t one of them since both offer some great tools with their free accounts for the novice user. Looking to get more out of either tool? You’ll need a paid account. But buying both isn’t ideal. Read about PicMonkey here and keep reading to find out if Canva is a good fit in this post!
Already have some advanced experience with Adobe Photoshop or InDesign but don’t want to pay Adobe-level pricing? Then you’ll be at home in this tool and it has some features that PicMonkey doesn’t, as well. You have the ability to adjust many of the high-level attributes of the exposure, color, and sharpen tools.
One of my favorite features of Canva is the ability to select multiple items and align them all at the same time. This makes my clean lines and balanced composition heart happy.
Also, a major advantage to Canva is the ability to create multiple page documents. If you are planning on creating workbooks and ebooks, do not even give PicMonkey your attention.
Area for improvement
Though it has a steeper learning curve than PicMonkey, Canva is an all-around great tool, and the free option is very robust. My biggest gripe with it is that you do not have scalability with the .jpeg export option. I would like to have my files be smaller so that they do not impact my website.
Both Canva and PicMonkey have some great online tutorials to help you get up to speed and start creating amazing graphics. I would strongly encourage you give both tools a test drive before plopping down the dough to pay for an annual subscription.
I hope that you found my Canva review useful for your business. Be on the lookout for more TBL Business Tool reviews. Trust me, I have tried a few shiny objects and want to help you find the right tools, not toys, for your business! Obviously, my bullet journal is my favorite. 😉
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