Who Uses This Software?

Social media marketers, small businesses and bloggers


Average Ratings

69 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $9 per month for Stencil Pro $15 per month Stencil Unlimited
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Stencil
  • getstencil.com/
  • Founded 2014
  • Canada

About Stencil

Ridiculously simple image creation for social media marketers, bloggers and small businesses.


Stencil Features

  • Analytics
  • Automated Publishing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Targeting
  • Keyword Filtering
  • Multi-Account Management
  • Post Scheduling

Stencil Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Stencil is one of the most convenient ways to create your Graphic Design for Social Media.

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'll list the features that I so loved about Stencil, here we go.

1. Stencil's UX and UI is very Eye Pleasing!

2. You'll love how responsive the layout of their UX and UI.

3. It's easy to use! It's not Rocket Science to create a good-looking Images when you use Stencil.

4. Thousands of Great-Quality Photo and Images.

5. Have no idea what you'll create? Stencil got you covered with their great library of Done-For-You Templates.

6. Do you love quotes from famous people? Stencil have this great feature wherein you can browse hundreds of quotes from people you love and respect.

7. The Icons are of Great Quality! If you upgraded your plan, then, by all means, enjoy the thousand of Icons you can browse!

8. Stencil is not expensive compared to other Software for Graphic Design. If you love a fast and great looking design for your projects or proposals, Stencil is a right fit for your needs.

Cons: If you're tight on budget and you want to use Stencil for your Brand, you can use their Free Plan but I want to remind you that their Free Plan is limited to 10 Images per Month.

But like I said, Stencil is not expensive, if you want to use the full power and complete features of Stencil, their Unlimited Plan will answer all your needs. What's more is that you can upload your favorite Fonts, Logo of your own and browse unlimited Templates, Photos, and Icons for what?.

Overall: Stencil was made for Personal Branding Enthusiasts like me, it's one of the best Software that I used on my Professional Experience when it comes to Good and Great Looking Graphic Design and Illustration.

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My go to for stock anything

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love Stencil! I use it for all of our stock photos, icons, and promotional materials. It's simple and I can usually find all the things I need for our presentations, and marketing materials.

The best part is the adjustable dimensions. You can choose the size of the images and then store them for later use - it's wonderful.

Lately, we have taken to their icons library to beef up our marketing materials.

Cons: Only one - they have a really great Chrome extension that is fast and easy to use, but occasional I will try to download the image from the extension and it only downloads a pure black or white image. I know they are working on this, and I haven't had this problem in a while, but it's the only reason why I didn't give them a perfect 10.

Truly a life saver for design amateurs!

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have found Stencil to be a quick way to create images for a variety of projects. There are plenty of templates on offer and the tool integrates well with buffer. The tool offers layouts that cater to the dimensions of all popular social media sites and comes with a rich library of background images as well as fonts.

Cons: Once a brand guideline is established, it rarely changes. It would be nice if the tool can allow you to get variants of design based on what you have designed. However, that is only a minor grouse. The tool offers plenty of options and it times your outputs are limited by your own imagination.

Overall: Design chops, Beautiful aesthetic images

Amazingly Fast Image Posts for Social Media

Dec 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The massive stock library of icons and images that we dont have to worry about license infringement. Just type in the keyword, choose the appropriate image/ vector and composite it with Stencil's already defined pixel dimensions.

Cons: Editing features seem limited. Would appreciate more with perhaps preset overlays, filters, etc. Another plus point will be the ability to import pdf and eps format.

Overall: Better productivity when comes to creating static media for social media campaigns. It shortens the work process.

Best editor and fast social media creator

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: At first i was not sure about stencil, but after try it... just love it!

Is insaly fast to make post and memes for social media. You can pick a image and make a post in second.

Its perfect for any content creator for social media. Usually take 5-10min make a content with another app, with stencil i do it in '45 sec.

Trully I think Is the best editor for quick social media post. Better than canva, promorepublic and design bolt or photoshop.

Is fast, and very versatil

The best from stencil is extension is very handly and quick. They have a good library

Cons: They remove emojis

Would be nice have photo collage

They implement folder... but isnt very good for order the post

They dont include schedule or instagram

Overall: Save time on image creation for social media. Insanely fast

Stencil Has Become Our Daily Tool For Social Graphics

Feb 26, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We need quite a fair number of graphic design for our social media posts and we need to produce these materials fast and professional-looking. Stencil provides us the simplicity and speed-performance with their assets library and pre-made design templates. We use the Wordpress plugin for our blog posts, chrome extension for Facebook posts. Everything works nicely and fast. No bloat, no delay.

Cons: No calendar to schedule nor track our social postings for optimal posting timings. Basically, Stencil acts like a graphic-editing tool only.

Overall: We love Stencil for helping us to save time creating beautiful design for our social channels.

Our daily go to for easy and fast creation of our social media assets and posts.

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple and intuitive app with great user interface

Lots of pre-made templates for different type businesses

Tons of royalty free stock photos to use

Ability to create multiple optimized sizes for different social media outlets

save your own branding

price is fare for what it does

Love the ability to share directly to facebook and automate instagram by getting your photo via SMS text

Firefox and Chrome extensions make it really easy to custom made images without leaving the page you are in and use any picture from the internet

Cons: Since is a web editor sometimes can get a little slow and buggy. Sometimes can even crash your browser, but I see that this happens less and less the more I use it.

Blown Away by Its Huge Library of images and icons

Jan 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As the title says, the image assets that can be used commercially is the buying factor that won us over. We're pretty heavy into social marketing and Stencil offers fast speedy ways to create our specified social materials ready to post. Use chrome extension to bring up stencil, choose the type of social posting (predefined dimension layout), plug in the images and text layer, post it. Pretty neat.

Cons: This request can be unfair to Stencil but if they really implement it, it could be a killer tip over the others. Ability to import vector formats like svg, eps, ai and photoshop format. Similar players are into content generation AI but to me Stencil is about graphic creation so they may like to look into this direction.

Overall: Saves time and money literally

Best app for easy designs

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: *This app has a thousand of stock photos.

*It has a lot of templates for designs.

*You can upload your own images or logos.

*You can personalize the sizes of the designs.

*You can download your designs or save them.

Cons: The only con I found is it doesn't have an app for Android or IOS. So, when you need to do something and you aren't at home or at the office you will miss it.

Overall: I have designed at lot of flyers, slides for Power Point, post for Instagram and Twitter. They look so fancy and professional.

Besides the custom sizes (Instagram, Twitter, etc) you can personalize it.

Awesome image resource and graphics editor

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I'm no longer using photoshop for our website post images, and have saved a fortune in stock photos thanks to the huge library of free stock photos. It is super easy to use, comes with many templates, and is fast.

Cons: Would be great to create more content types, for example ebooks or animated gifs. Also would be great to get more templates and be able to edit text properties individially within a text block as colour / weight changes are global for each text block.

Overall: Saved a fortune on stock photos, no longer need to use photoshop for 70% of my work!

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Fast Image Edit Tool for Your Social Campaigns

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Clean and fast operation when we need to create image posts for our social accounts. There's even a chrome extension which increase our productivity on the fly. Nice selection of icons too.

Cons: Not much added features since about 2 years ago. Seems stagnant. Nonetheless the tool works nicely

Overall: Part of our production routine tool to get that image edited fast without using photoshop

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Quick, easy visual creation tool online

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use Stencil and produce pretty good visuals. It's not as full-featured as something like Photoshop, and it won't produce fancy "infographics" for you, but for still images that you're going to use for social media, online ads, email signature or web banners, etc Stencil is a great tool.

It's fast, intuitive, and reliable. That's what you want much of the time.

Cons: Only one minor quibble: You can't re-sort your custom image size definitions.

Stencil provides you with a whole slew of standard defined image dimensions for various purposes & platforms. You can also add your own and name them. Unfortunately, the ones you add appear in the Custom area in the order in which you created them. You can't re-sort them by name or by size. They're permanently there in the order in which you created them.

All in all, that's a very minor thing.

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Extremely fast and consistent design tool for any bloggers

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stencil is awesome for creating blog feature images every single day.

First, creating my own beautiful templates and reuse them all the time.

Second, changing the background image, profile photos and text.

Final, Save and export to the retina image. Done!

It's truly fast and convenient.

Cons: Stencil is lack of shape vectors and professional template (but you can create yourself).

The Layout is not available as well.

The images library is rarely insert more.

Stencil is my "Go To" app for image creation

Feb 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Stencil is the best app for on the fly image creation for digital marketing.

It gives you the ability to snap your fingers and have a social media image reading in like under 2 minutes.

You can create templates that you can use frequently.

You can upload your own images too of course, and then use the Stencil app to prettify them and put copy over the images to make them a selling machine.

I really like the fact that it keeps it simple and does everything well.

Another cool part is that it has autosized sizes for all your social media needs. Linkedin Banner, Facebook Page Banner, Instagram optimal size? It has it all.

Cons: Nothing not to like. Of course more stock images are always great.

Overall: I use this tool all the time.

These days, you gotta be fast. Stencil allows me to do that.

Make social media posts quickly

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: After I got a little familiar with the program, and had uploaded some images, I could make a Twitter post with a background image, text, and a book cover, in about five minutes. This is great value with 10 images per month for free. For companies, I imagine the paid version would be worthwhile.

Cons: It does take some time to learn your way around the user interface. The first few times I used it, I clicked on things expecting one result and getting another.

Overall: I have used both Stencil and Canva. They each seem to have similar features. I think the difference would come down to which one a person is more comfortable using, although either gets pretty easy with a little trial and error.

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Great Tool For Creating Social Media Graphics

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use Stencil every day for creating social media and web graphics. It's a very easy to use interface and has a large library of templates available to speed up the creation process. They also have a magic resize feature that lets you create a design for one social platform and then click a button and will automatically resize the graphic for another platform, which is a great time saver.

Cons: The software and templates are geared for social media and web graphics and not for print graphics. You can design print graphics using the software but there are currently no templates and standard sizing options to support print materials.

Overall: Must have tool if you create a lot of social media graphics and don't need to advanced features of Photoshop.

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One of my most used, and best value apps

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love Stencil, the fact I can have multiple logos, upload content and categorise into sections and the large database of images and quotes makes this my go to app for graphic design and social media content creation. Simple to use, quick and easy to get a graphic out and a wide range of templates available to make it as easy as possible to do so.

Cons: It's frustrating that it isn't mobile compatible. Sometimes I would like to prep and use graphics whilst on the move

Overall: Easy to use, original graphics, the perfect social media support tool

Easy to use and utterly brilliant!

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, lots of photos to use for the projects you are making and my absolute favourite feature is the text outline and text background that stretches across whole image. You can also do auto watermarking which makes it so much easier to watermark everything for internet use.

Cons: The templates are not as professional looking as many other programs like this. However, I don't use them that much which makes this not a big issue.

Overall: Easy and quick image creation from anywhere for my social media needs

Probably the fastest Image Maker for Social Media

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being a designer, I was hesitant to buy Stencil Unlimited, but after further digging, I finally did and never looked back. It is the fastest editor to churn out Social Media images like a factory! Quotes feature come in very handy. This together with Photos, Icons, and Filters all make life so easy for a social media manager!

Cons: Maybe the cons about using an online image editor is when your internet connection is extremely slow and unreliable. I was working in my regular office and internet connectivity was really bogged down so I had to do several refreshes before being able to save my images.

Overall: Overall experience with Stencil was quite awesome. Whenever I need a real quick solution for my social media image needs, I turn to Stencil. Maybe in the future they will be able to handle vectors as well, since they already have icons in place, who knows the possibilities for Stencil! Get Stencil!

This Tool Make You A Designer

Nov 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stencil is a tool that help non-designer like myself creating beautiful graphics & easily share it to your social media. Some of the features that I like are:

- there are tonnes of royalty free images that we can use

- integration with Buffer

- ability to upload my own image

- preset sizes for different social media, and

- collection of quotes that I can choose from.

Cons: Comparing to other similar tools in the market, I really do hope that

- they can improve the designs of their templates

- improve on their design editing features.

Overall: Overall, it's still a great tool that I can use to easily creating images for my blog & social media post. I considered myself a happy customer.

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A powerful social media marketing tool

Mar 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: - The ability to lookup cc0 images in the platform

- The ability to add my company logo to every image by default

- The ability to share from the platform

- Lots of font options

- The ability to resize the image per social media platform

Cons: - I wish it had a template option to apply branding to every image by default (Font types, colors etc).

Overall: I really like stencil. It's easy to use and has become part of my everyday "tool" box and saves me countless hours every week.

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Excellent tool for advertising or creating eye-catching email blasts.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use this software almost daily for multiple things. In addition to advertising for Frackle Media, I also am a designer for Zazzle, I use Stencil for creating lettering. I really like the updates that happened in 2017, allowing for more creativity.

Cons: I do not like that I cannot open the software in Google Docs. Honestly, I would like to be able to open Stencil anywhere on my computer without having to be on a website or Facebook.

Overall: It is quicker than using Photoshop for my ads and designs for Zazzle.

I'm able to create social media graphics really quickly and post them fast.

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy Stencil is to use, you can quickly put together a great looking image for your social media account and publish directly from Stencil. It works well, has a great library of images to choose from, it's easy to put text on and also has some great templates to get you started.

Cons: The only drawback I find with Stencil and this isn't anything bad, just something that I didn't like, is that it only integrates with Buffer for scheduling posts. If it had it's own scheduling tool I think it would be the only tool I would use. Instead I download the images I need to schedule and use a different solution.

Overall: Fast easy creation and publishing to your social media accounts, ideal for anyone, with great images to choose from and great templates to get your started.

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The Easiest Way To Create Images Online

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Millions of Stock Photos and Icons available via keyword search.

Drag and Drop to Canvas

Everything is resize-able, and move-able.

Create Images with text (many fonts to choose from) using layers

Browser Icon makes the software available with a click

Cons: Sometimes it's a little slow . . . but realize we're working with images.

Overall: I use a few different software to create images and graphics for websites and other online things. My favorite online tool is Stencil. It is simple and has all the features I normally need for creating images.

I combine my own photos - which you can upload - with Stencil's stock collection of images to create unique images for my websites. In addition to resizing and layering one image on top of another, you can also rotate images and text for real eye-catching effects.

Stencil may not have all the features that more powerful softwares have. But Stencil does have just about all I need for creating really great images.

One of the best things is you can take the software for a test-drive for free.

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Impressive product: I could finally do well on Instagram thanks to it

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like this tool. I was not expecting it so be so good. It has a very good pictures editor, with transparent logo backgrounds, many options to crop pictures on the forms that you desive and when ready it send an SMS with the picture so that is easy to publish with a few clicks on Instagram. And also on other social media . I am not used to social media, and less to instagram, and with this tool becomes natural and easy to publish everyday.

Cons: I think it is a very good tool. Specially one of the best image editors. At the same time, always can be more features added as social media tool. Probably they are on the way.

Overall: I started to use a few months ago, and I got hooked to it.

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Powerful and consistent design software

Oct 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am totally satisfied to use this tool, because it is completely easy to have access on it. Stencil is convenient and fast tool. I has amazing feature for editing the designs and i love to use background changing functions. It is also very easy to personalize the design sizes. Let me also tell about the customer support they are responsive.

Cons: What I should tell for the least thing It puts me in deeply thinking . because it rarely happens that I encounter any kind of issue. I would also say that It is inexpensive tool that is great for every user.

Great Canva Alternative

Mar 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: ample options for social media graphics, custom sizes available

Cons: limited text editing options, templates are so-so

Overall: I own licenses to multiple image editors and this is one of 2 I use daily

Anyone could be a designer now

Jan 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - the quality of the templates

- re-sizing features (e.g. from Facebook post image to Twitter image in a split second)

- stock images included

- Buffer integration

Cons: - the folders are not that usable

- a collage feature would be nice

- sometimes the browser editor is stuck

Overall: I am using Stencil for most of my design needs now. No waiting for the freelancer to get back to me. Be it social media images, landing page graphics or simple infographics, I can design them myself and actually enjoy the process.

Perfect tool for creating social media graphics

May 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease in

-switching images

-changing images from background image to resizable

-uploading own branded fonts

-uploading own new background images

-creating icon images

Cons: Wish it allowed you to save elements like branded fonts etc that could be easily dropped into new images.

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Easy to Use Design Software for Non-Designers

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use software to make professional-looking ads and social media graphics with just a few clicks. Templates, stock images and icons allow for promoting any product or offer, and layouts allow for generating proper ad sizes easily.

Cons: A better solution to cataloging completed work would be nice -as of now, everything goes to one folder.

Overall: I use Stencil to mock up and create production ready ads for my company including social media post graphics.

Phenomenal Graphic Software!

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This tool allows someone like me with zero graphic design skills to make great graphics and posts for social media easily!

Cons: Nothing - software is exceptionally strong and easy to use!

Overall: I've been using Stencil to run my music company's social media graphics for 2 years now.

I can create social media graphics in a snap

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best part of Stencil is how easy it is to select a background image or upload one, create a custom graphic, and then resize it for any purpose (Social media, ads, blog header, etc).

Cons: They have lots of font styles but I wish they had more layout style for text, such as text in black borders which you could select by default versus having to do it manually.

Overall: Professional looking graphics with limited design experience.

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Have used the product for over 4 years - excellent results

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the variety of pictures, fonts and icons. Each time I use Stencil, there's something new to learn.

Cons: Pictures could be categorized according to what they represent. Examples: sunsets, groups of people. Would save me a huge amount of time.

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Stencil Is Superb!

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: As a graphic designer I create my own graphics. Takes time and effort but I stumbled on Stencil via AppSumo and what a revelation! Stencil does the heavy lifting in graphic design; makes it easy and fun. It's got a huge selection of stock images, quotes, suggestions for posts etc. Beautifully designed, intuitive and the output is professional.

Cons: Needs a help section for new beginners but other than that I didn't find anything else wrong with it.

Overall: Stencil has saved me a lot of time, money and energy in creating promotional material.

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Very good software. Decent user interface and features

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Search repository of stock photos: easy to find and save for later use

Easy to add logos to photos without dragging manually and positioning each time

Fast interface which makes for easy usage.

Custom sizes of channels and ability to create and save custom sizes

Cons: Photos could be made bigger for more granular editing (inability to zoom)

Shady pricing. Refund policy not clear enough

No mobile app

Overall: Faster creation of social media photos

Ability to brand my client photos quickly and in batches thus saving time

Stable and Slow Upgrading the App :)

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love this app because it is not complicated to use, espcially with the help of their excellent support

Cons: Not able to have the 2nd, 3rd, 4th pages of images for comparition, such as Canva

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I have used Stencil to create social media pics for a variety of social media platforms.

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software offers the option to choose the social media size you need, or to create your own. You can easily use the program and make quick adjustments as needed to your photo creation.

Cons: The paid version of the software offers more free photos to use as compared to the free version. Adding new photos on a regular basis which can be used by the user would be a nice addition in the future.

Overall: Great option to use to create social media pics or other photographic business materials. Easy to use and offers simple options for the beginner.

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Easy to use, with great templates!

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the quotes option in Stencil. It saves loads of time and is quick to edit. The templates are fantastic and well put together. The range of photos is superb. Having everything together in one place like this is super efficient and takes the hassle out of creating social media posts.

Cons: There really isn't anything I don't like about Stencil.

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Create Social Media Images the Easy Way

Dec 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Creating appealing images for social media is as easy as combining nice images and catchy quotes. Stencil provides you with tons of stock images, support for google fonts, image size presets, and everything else to make the process as painless as possible.

Cons: It's limited to image creation process only. With stiff competition from similar tools, it would be nice if Stencil includes a built-in scheduling tool instead of relying on an external one.

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Amazing value for money for creating simple and advanced graphics easily

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stencil is a lifesaver. It allows me to very quickly create proffesional looking graphics and adds within minutes

Cons: It's not as feature rich as other design tools, but then again the price is a lot lower. This is my go to tool for initial quick and easy designs and for general social media adds

Stencil - Royalty Free photos with professional design

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The wide selection of thousands of high quality photos and huge selection of design templates that you can customize.

Cons: Some of the design controls take some getting used to.

Overall: I create photos and media for social media campaigns. Is fast and in the cloud. I have everything I need where I am at.

Craft Your Social Images At Top Speed

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Stencil is for social media managers who need to quickly do up their marketing collateral for different popular channels. No bloat delay, fast execution especially if you utilize their chrome extension. The customized sizes are just click and set. They also have a very generous library of stock icons and images while offering the flexibility to upload our own assets (svg included).

Cons: Stencil is focused at still images creation. Would appreciate if they have more dynamic image filters rather than the common types of 'instagram' filters. Another improvement which i think will be useful is a social posting calendar. Stencil already have native social posting support and the calendar can be a good tracker and planner.

Overall: Very satisfied with Stencil. Well done.

Excellent tools for social media posting.Its very quick and easy.Firefox plugin also available.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stock photo collection.Awesome template collection.Quick search of required images.Predefined template for various social media posting size.

Cons: No animation tools.Text styling can be more better.More template library required.offline access is not possible.

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Simple social media image creation tool with quick resizing

Apr 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: You can add your own fonts which is awesome.

Also very simple to create images from a template and resize them for all of the different platforms

Cons: Wish there were some more text customization options and a better way for me to organize my templates.

Wonderful Tool

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of Navigation and Templates. The ability to add your own logos is wonderful and overall a timesaver.

Cons: Wish I could add tables :) This would really help as I am in Sport and we load a lot of results and tables just rock

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Quick way to make graphics online for ads.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, especially relative to desktop solutions (e.g. Photoshop). User interface is intuitive.

Cons: Since it's template-based, if what you want is covered, great. Otherwise, you're out of luck. Sometimes you still need to use Photoshop for radical design.

Overall: Easy to use graphics maker on the web. I don't need Photoshop license to create simple ads, as long as what I want is covered in the templates.

Easy to use and practical

Feb 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Intuitive software, fast loading times. Tons of pictures to use.

Cons: Sometimes i wish there were more templates for banners

Overall: Certainly satisfactory. I definitely use the huge image database often and design tools when needed.

Product is ok, but they auto renew without telling you and you can't get out of it

Nov 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: nothing in particular, just an ok program for beginners

Cons: They automatically bill you. Tried to get a refund they would not do it.

Overall: The product itself is ok, but don't get stuck with it because of autorenewal payments.

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Online Image Editor to Increase Your Social Media Engagement

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It comes with size presets for specific social media and you can automatically switch between them. There are literally millions of free to use images, millions of icons and graphics, thousands of quotes, hundreds of templates, and supports for google fonts.

Cons: There is no posting schedule and automation. You need to use Buffer to do this.

Best simple design software I've used

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stencil is probably the simplest way to create beautiful graphics for any purpose: website, apps, leaflets, etc. I have been using it ever since I purchased it and I'm just impressed at how easy the creation process is, as opposed to other platforms out there. The repository of photos and icons is great, so you don't have to do much outside Stencil.

Cons: The only thing I'm missing on Stencil is being able to align elements automatically. That would certainly be a great add-on.

Overall: So far, Stencil is one of my go-to tools on a weekly basis, to create visuals for my schools social media and website. It's great and I'm no longer using more complicated offline tools.