Annotating photographs can give you more zing – adding words to your images is a really straight forward way to boost your message.  Twitter is a great example of this, as the word count can feel tight – annotating your photograph give you some extra free words!  It is also a crisp, easy way to engage with people.  We all love visuals of any kind and are way more likely to stop and read something on an engaging photograph than if it is just in plain text.

Here are a few examples of my own:

Credit - The opening of the Boux Avenue lingerie nightwear and swimwear store in Churchill Square Brighton today by owner Theo Paphitis

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I have also noticed that BBC’s Dragon’s Den are using this approach in their new series: Dragons Den Twitter Feed


How do you do it?

Well, on a desktop, you can do this in your default photo viewer.  For me, it’s a Mac, so my default is Preview:

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On a mobile, there are numerous apps available.  Personally, I use one called Photo Editor.  Sites such as App Crawler can be really useful to find one that suits you too.

Go on, start popping words on your images.  I’d love to see any you do!

Vervate Top Tip:  Getting a few of these ready is a great way to have a stock of content ready to post.

Shout if you would like to discuss how we can help you get together a good stock of visuals that are bespoke for your company, I’ll even pop the text on for you!


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