After almost an entire year of design and development, Stencil is finally here! This marks the beginning of a big step for us. We’ve set out to make the most simple and easy image creation tool ever…and I think we’ve done it!
We’re pleased to finally announce that Stencil is ready for primetime! Speaking to hundreds of our customers over the past year has been an incredible experience and we’ve learned so much about what you want to have in an image creation tool. Countless hours have been spent trying to solve for all the unique cases and although we’ve come a long way, there’s still a lot to learn.
So just a quick recap of what’s happened:
- Stencil used to be called Share As Image…we changed our name and completely rebuilt our product over the last year.
- Stencil has dozens of new features.
- We’ve designed Stencil to be the fastest and easiest way to create images for sharing on social media (but you create images for other stuff too like blogs, emails, presentations and more)
If you’re an existing Share As Image user, it might take a few minutes to get used to Stencil, but once you see how flexible it is, you’ll never be able to look back.
List of New Stencil Features
Here’s a list of all the new features and enhancements Stencil has that will make creating images crazy fast…
Over 600,000 Photos – Stencil comes loaded with over half a million incredible photos (provided by our friends at Pixabay), ready for you to use in any of your images. They’re all royalty-free “CC0” images, which means you can use them however you want — personal or commercial, with no attribution required.
Over 200,000 Icons – We’ve teamed up with The Noun Project to bring you the best icons on the web. With hundreds of thousands available, you’ll never be limited for icon choices again!
Live social media previews – Never worry again how your image will look after you’ve shared. You’ll see just how it will look once it’s shared.
Instagram Sharing – Send an SMS with your image straight to your phone and get your image on Instagram faster than ever.
Over 40 Beautiful Templates – Create beautiful images even faster with our Pro templates, ready to be edited.
34+ custom canvas sizes for all your needs – We’ve done all the research and pre-loaded the optimal sizes for social networks, ads, blog posts and more. If that’s not enough, create your own!
Upload & Store Multiple Logos – Upload & store every variation of your logo or different logos if you’re creating visuals for different brands.
Stencil Chrome Extension – Right-click an image or highlight text on almost any site and you can add text instantly. Install that here.
…and this is just the start. We have a whole bunch of amazing new ideas planned for the near future. Stay tuned and get ready to have your mind blown.