3 Free Tools to Step Up Your Signage


Whatever your message may be, it’s always a good time to spruce up your photos or videos. Since most of us don’t have a graphic designer on our team, and even if you do, a few handy and free (or close to free) tools can really change the game when it comes to eye-catching displays.

Here are a few of our favorite resources:


Canva is graphic design for everyone without all of the expensive tools. With many great preset templates, a tremendous stock photo library, and great customizable features, Canva’s a simple way to step up your signage game.

Create a slide by selecting their preset “Presentation 16:9” template, then customize from there. (Pro tip: be sure to download your design as a .JPG file!) When you’re ready to upload to your Retriever, simply choose “Pictures” as your slide type and upload under “Slide Details.”


Unsplash is a beautifully curated collection of stock photos available for commercial use without photo credit. Use our custom templates and simply drop in a photo that perfectly communicates your message, without spending a dime! Bonus: Unsplash offers a weekly newsletter featuring the best images of each week that you can subscribe to and save yourself a search!



Catch the eyes of your audience with beautiful video content in your digital signage, without breaking the bank for pricy stock videos. Once you’re ready to turn your video into a sharp slide, drop it into your favorite video editor and add all of your important details. 5 minutes, and you’ll be set to go!

If you’re not looking to do all the hard work yourself, reach out! Our skilled team of creators is ready to help make your digital signage dazzle with beautiful images and videos! Click here to contact us.

Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook works full-time as the Director of Operations at Vinyl Marketing in Ashland, Ohio, where she resides with her husband Mike and three young daughters. She's an insatiable extrovert who enjoys finding reasons to gather people.