Photoshop vs. Stencil

Stencil is similar to Photoshop, but different in some important ways.
Here's why you may want to consider Stencil...

There are plenty of Photoshop alternatives, but how is Stencil different?

While Stencil can do a lot of what Photoshop does, it's perfect for someone with no design experience and is interested in creating images much -- MUCH -- faster. For example, if you're using Photoshop to create really simple graphics for social media or your blog, you're probably not using the best tool for the job.

A lightweight web application like Stencil can do the job better and with special features designed to save you time. Think of it this way, if all you're looking to do is slice some bread, you wouldn't want to use a chainsaw...right?

Stencil is built for speed and lives in your browser.

If you're looking to create images quickly, Stencil is the ultimate Photoshop alternative. Stencil is designed from the ground up to be fast and easy to use. No need to download any software to your computer. We want image creation to be ultra fast, so you can focus on other tough parts of your business. Oh yeah, we also have addons for Chrome, Firefox and Safari so you can create images from any web page you're on.

Stencil for Chrome

Stencil for Firefox

Stencil for Safari

...or right on the page in other browsers.

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Stencil is designed with social sharing in mind.

Never worry again how your image will look after you've shared. Create, preview and share in seconds.







Stencil has over 8,100,000 million built-in assets and all-inclusive pricing

While Photosohop has a lot of very complicated features, they don't do a great job getting you the photos and graphics you need. If you can figure out how to get it set up, they also tend to charge by the asset - which can get pretty expensive. With Stencil, you get access to all 5,000,000+ photos and 3,100,000+ icons for one tons of amazing pre-made templates.

Stencil is here to help.

We take great pride in offering the best customer service and helping our customers succeed. We've had personal phone calls with 200+ customers and love learning how we can make Stencil better. No call centers here, we're real people and we're always here to help.

Schedule with Buffer

Stencil integrates with great social tools like Buffer.

Create images and schedule them straight to Buffer, without ever leaving Stencil. If you're logged into your Buffer account, it's just a single click to queue your image.

Create images & schedule with Buffer in seconds.

Scheduling images will help you save even more time. If you have a Buffer account, you're all set to schedule images right from Stencil.

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