Displaying Prize Images
Describing the prize you’re giving away will get your entrants more excited to participate. In this case, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ is a statement you should keep in mind. Displaying a picture of the prize that your entrants can win makes the giveaway more tangible.
As a recommended best practice, add crisp, attractive images of the prize you’re giving away in the location where your promotion is running. If you're a Pinterest user, make the image 'pinnable', which means creating an image your fans would enjoy sharing with their readers and Pinterest followers. For additional information, here’s a recommended article that will help you design images that your fans will enjoy sharing.
Adding images to your widget is feature that is offered in each Rafflecopter paid subscriptions. The 'Add a Prize Image / Slideshow' enables you to upload images into your giveaway and display them directly on your widget. Learn more about this feature on the Rafflecopter knowledge base.
If you’re looking for some apps that will help you easily create better images for your giveaway, here are four tools you should check out:
Share As Image. If you’re looking to add text overtop of a prize image, Share As Image is a fantastic option that’s super-easy to use. Choose from a handful of fonts and filters to make your images pop.
PicMonkey. PicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design that can be accessed from your browser, allowing you to edit and touch up your photos on the go.
Pixelmator. A full-featured image editor for your Mac, Pixelmator can be compared to a lightweight version of photoshop. There is more of a learning curve with Pixelmator, but you’ll also have more flexibility. Pixelmator offers fantastic tutorials to help learn their software as well as a free trial.
Canva. Here’s a tool that makes design simple for everyone. A newcomer to the scene, Canva is an app that wants to be the easiest to use design program in the world. They’re a fantastic solution for bloggers and businesses alike.