I was having a chat on Skype when the question came up,
How do I create an Infographic?
Not having a creative bone in my body, my first reaction was to hire a designer.
That’s great if you want something swish and looking really good.
In this case, some simple charts were needed, and preferably quickly.
Easy Infographics Creators
Infogr.am is a free infographics creator that allows you to import data (or type it in directly) to create charts and graphs. You can also add titles, text, quotes and images. There’s lots of templates to chose from and you can switch colour palettes
It’s great for the graphically challenged like me who also like stats. Unfortunately, you cannot download your infographic, but you can embed it or share on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. The infographic below was created in about 2 minutes and you can tell I have no sense of colour co-ordination!
Picktochart has a free version with a premium upgrade. You can import data for charts too – and download your final product. The free version is quite limited on templates, but it is great fun to use.
Easi.ly is brilliant if you are a bit colour co-ordinated and have a sense of style (unlike me!) You can choose from templates or start from a blank canvas. Whilst you can’t create charts, you can upload images. So, if you are a chartaholic then all is not lost… To save and therefore download your creations, you do need to be logged in – register and log in before you start.
Over to you… Will you be creating your own infographics, or leaving that to the experts?Quick and Easy Infographics by Jan Kearney