If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an infographic worth? Infographics have both words and pictures, so they represent the best of both worlds. If you don’t have design skills, how can you integrate your research and data into a visually appealing infographic?
Fortunately, there are plenty of free image tools to help you create engaging and professional infographics† Whether it’s about creating social media infographicsyour site or for professional presentations, there are a variety of high-quality tools that can be used to create stunning infographics.
This article discusses the following tools:
Also watch our YouTube video where we discuss some other options to easily create infographics:
Canvas is a popular all-inclusive browser-based design tool that allows users to design anything and publish anywhere.
It has an easy-to-use drag and drop UI and offers a choice of many design templates.
Find a template or browse by category. What makes Canva unique is the huge database of image types you can design.
Canva allows users to create charts, images, and even infographics without any design knowledge.
Choose from an extensive database of templates based exactly on your needs, including:
- birthday cards
- Business cards
- Lesson plans
- Social media banners
- Product labels
- Ad images
Since this article is about creating infographics, here are some of the templates provided.
Select a template to edit, customize it with the elements in the library, or upload your own template, then download your finished project.
Start from scratch and use the ready-made elements from the Canva database or upload your own elements.
When you’re done, export your infographic in multiple formats. You can also share it from the editor.
As part of Canva’s free plan, you have an option to purchase premium imagestemplates and icons if you want a more personal look.
They also have a pro version for $9.95 per month. However, there’s so much you can get for free with Canva that the paid option may not be worth the price.
visme is a tool that helps you tell visual stories in many forms, including ad banners, social media graphics, interactive presentations, charts and graphs, and infographics.
The templates are easy to customize. Edit the text, change images and turn your data into graphs and charts.
Use Visme to quickly create compelling visual presentations of your data by dragging and dropping pre-built items into place.
Take a test drive with Visme for free. Features that come with the free version are:
- 100MB storage space
- Limited templates and some charts and widgets
- Up to 5 projects
- The ability to download a project as JPG
If you want more templates, more elements, and the ability to create more than 5 Infographics projects, the premium plan is very affordable at just $16 a month.
Snappa is a drag-and-drop design tool intended for non-designers. It also offers preset templates and a free infographic maker.
Choose a template, change the text, shapes and images, or start from scratch to create your own template. Select the elements to include in your infographic from free and high-resolution images in the Snappa database.
Snappa is free for one user. What makes this tool different from many others is that users can download three designs per month.
Some of the other platforms only allow a few downloads in total (not monthly), which means you’ll need to upgrade to keep using the tool.
For those who don’t need to create more than three infographics a month, Snappa can be free forever.
With an emphasis on dates and numbers, Infogram is a design tool that allows you to create simple infographics from complex data sets.
You can also create Facebook posts, reports, slides, maps, and charts.
The basic plan is free and allows you to get an idea of how the tool works.
Included are 37+ interactive charts, up to 10 projects, 13 map types, up to 5 pages per project, object animations and the ability to import data.
However, the free plan only allows you to embed the infographic on your website (with the Infogram watermark) and share the link on social media. To download an image or PDF, you need to upgrade.
If this limitation doesn’t bother you, go ahead and sign up for a free Infogram account and try it out.
Visualize all kinds of information with easy† The tool is easy to use. However, the free version only has a limited number of templates.
Users can access a database of elements such as connectors, shapes, and arrows. Customize your text with different fonts, sizes and colors.
Or upload your own images and place them in any position you want.
Click on a template or start from a blank canvas. Edit, change or modify all objects on the canvas.
If you like Easelly, the good news is that the upgrade is probably the most reasonably priced premium infographic tool at $5 per month billed annually at $60.
Designing professional looking infographics has never been easier with the many free tools available.
Even if you’re not a graphic designer, you can try out some of the tools above and create professional looking infographics.