Have you tried Spark.Adobe.com?

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Have you tried Spark by Adobe? It’s a wonderful web client for creating visual posts, pages (like landing or showcase pages) and quick videos with story templates.

As of this writing I’m using two of the three creation tools...

1. Posts... I love this one! The tools are easy to figure out and it has options pre-sized for your covers on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and other standard shapes like squares, banners, blogs, and portrait & landscape presentations.

Cabbage blossom from Pike Place Market, Seattle.

Several great features here with a variety of themes that are stylized. Several options for text and background to overlay on your photos. I think my favorite part of this app is the Palette. You can choose from several preset color profiles to harmonize your presentation. 

A foggy misty November morning in downtown Seattle.

I like the fact that your photo looks finished with a little pazazz. I use several apps to work with photos but time is always so precious. This app helps me to get certain kinds of jobs done a lot faster.

Happy Holidays from Gilman Village, Issaquah.

2. Pages... The page is hosted on Adobe and that’s okay by me. I’m using it for information and overview presentations of upcoming events by sharing a link in email or on a post. Again, it’s super easy to use and you don't need to do any coding to create landing pages that have some style... I had my text and images ready to go and pasted them into the project as Adobe walked me through the creation process.

Harbor Island from Pike Place Market, Seattle.

Spark doesn’t do everything but it does give you some great tools for creation. The app is free to use and it does what Adobe does best. The way I work, depending on the job, includes several apps for my iPhone and laptop. I’ll use Instagram, VSCO, Aviary and iPiccy etc., then flip over to Spark (more or less ready to rock) and put the polishing touches on my project.

Click the link to view the Spark Page I created for our Mobilecomcamp class at Pike Place Market, November 10, 2016.

Mobilecomcamp Pike Place Market.

Adobe has had its doors closed to all who aren’t ardent fans and paying subscribers. I think this was a good move on their part to loosen up a bit and offer up a few tools for us to play with for free. After all, I’m more likely to purchase if I’m already in the ecosystem.

I believe this is an app worth exploring. I know, I know, there’s so many apps out there we can waste our time with but I don’t think this is one of them. Also, they don’t dog you to death with ads while you’re using it. Let me know what you think...

P.S. I’ve only done a few projects using the video app. I like it and you can do some fun things like adding animation etc., but I already have some great video tools. I’m going to play with it more over the holidays.

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Comments (27)

Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ... Thanks, that cabbage is one of my favorite captures this year. I used my iPhone 6 Plus, then just a little color correction and cropping with iPiccy, then to Spark for the finishing touches. Thank you for the feature! 

Dec 05, 2016 06:23 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL ... You bet! I welcome Spark to my bag of marketing tools. In fact the more I use it the more I like it!

Dec 05, 2016 06:25 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi René - looks like a nice app to spice up the photos.  Worth a try.

Dec 05, 2016 08:31 PM
Foster Smith Summerville
Carolina One Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor

Thanks for the info!

Dec 06, 2016 04:11 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Grant Schneider !.. Good to see you! Thanks!

Dec 06, 2016 02:01 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Foster Smith Summerville ! You bet!

Dec 06, 2016 02:02 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Rene this just shows that there is always something new to learn. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 06, 2016 03:42 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Noah Seidenberg ... Indeed! And as we go along in life we need to keep our life adjusters in peek performance by investigating the new! 

Dec 06, 2016 03:45 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thank you for sharing the tip on Adobe.com.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 06, 2016 03:47 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Lou Ludwig !! My pleasure... Enjoy the week!

Dec 06, 2016 04:23 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Stopped back to bookmark your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 07, 2016 07:45 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'll check it out. You've sparked my interest! Ouch. :) Glad you're keeping up with all the lastest apps and sharing them with us. Otherwise...

Dec 17, 2016 06:14 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Debb... Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ... Spark has turned out to be a really neat little tool...

Dec 19, 2016 09:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Rene

Thanks for sharing this. I am not familiar with Spark but it looks like a pretty handy tool. I'll have to check it out!


Dec 23, 2016 09:27 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rene, always educational and productive information. I totally agree if they create a free version we are more open and amicable to play... hope you had a great Christmas, Endre

Dec 25, 2016 08:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thanks for sharing this, Rene Fabre!  I definitely have to try SparkAdobe.  I LOVE the last one of Seattle!  I had such a great time visiting your beautiful city and meeting you!  Happy Monday!

Dec 26, 2016 04:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rene, and a Happy New Year.  I love photo apps but had not heard of Spark!  Thank you and love them all but especially love the "Happy Holidays" one. 

Jan 01, 2017 02:41 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Kathy Streib !! Thanks! Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2017 05:05 PM
BrandFace / Tonya Eberhart & Michael Carr
BrandFace, LLC - Columbus, OH
Personal Branding for Real Estate Professionals

Great article, Rene Fabre! We recommend Spark as well.  Love the ease of use.  Happy New Year!

Jan 05, 2017 05:13 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Rene, always the innovative one you are! Long ago, you told me about something as simple as duckduckgo.com, that site to look for things but not have your history remembered...I've used it often! I have bookmarked this and like Debb, will check it out as yes, you've "sparked" my interest as well! 

Jan 08, 2017 04:38 PM

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