Twitter Pics: Using Twitter to Post Your Images
Posted by richmediadp
Twitter has rolled out it’s new “post an image to Twitter” function and while it’s a great function for all it’s users, it’s especially useful for graphic designers. Yes, I know there are already third party providers like Twitpic, Yfrog, Flickr, and others, but adding this function within the Twitter user interface just makes posting your pics and graphic design images that much easier.
You don’t have to go to a separate third party client and that makes it less trouble to post pics and easier for your followers to keep tabs on your new designs. The pictures can be viewed on the the side panel of Twitter’s interface. I went ahead and created a screenshot of what my twitter feed looks like with a business card design I had created a few months ago.
Your photo is limited to 3MB in size and the image will be automatically scaled to fit the screen panel. There is a compass icon next to the camera icon that allows you to give the location of the upload. Once you have uploaded your image, you will be able to view your new character count. Please note that a link to your image will take up some of your character count.
The cool thing is that Twitter intends to roll out a media gallery function in the future. The company responsible for data storage of your pics is Photobucket; however, Twitter insists that they are going to continue to allow third party image clients. In addition, depending on the browser you use the image will either be a link or actually show up as an image.
All in all, I think it’s a pretty good idea and makes sharing images that much easier. I will anticipate their media gallery roll-out.
About richmediadpI'm a freelance graphic designer working out of Orange County, CA - USA. I work with small and mid sized companies to develop creative solutions for their design problems from print collateral to online graphics.
Posted on August 11, 2011, in Blogging, Social Media Marketing and tagged computer graphics, graphic design, images, post an image, social media, social media marketing, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.