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How To Create A QR Code

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Free Downloads
 
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QR codes are very useful when you want to share a link to a webpage, cool app you’ve discovered or a viral video you want to show to your friends.

If you want to show your friends a link, you usually have to send it to all of them through email or else get them to copy it the link. Either of these methods is very tedious, especially when there is a quicker solution available.

The best thing to do when you want to share a link is to create a QR code which embeds the link. A QR code is like an advanced bar code that can store a webpage link, and is in the shape of a square. Your friends scan the QR code, and they are then directed to the webpage. You can also use QR codes on posters, leaflets and other promotional materials if you want to promote your business’ website.

Here’s how to make your very own QR code!

Go to www.qrstuff.com by typing the address in your browser address bar.

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You will arrive on the QR Stuff webpage. This is where you will make your QR code. It’s time to get started!

Firstly, select the type of link it is. Is it a YouTube video? Or an email address? Or an Instagram photo? Specifying this will give your link greater accuracy.

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The next thing you have to do is paste the link of the webpage, video or social media post into the “Content” section which is labelled number two. Make sure to double check your link before you paste it in. You don’t want a faulty link!

Then, move onto the “Encoding Updates” section. Keep the QR code static.

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Then, you can change the color of your QR code. You can keep it plain black if you want, or you can change it to orange or pink or whatever color you want.

The next step is to select your Output Type. Do you want to download it, get it sent to as an email or print it? It’s your decision.

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Finally, the last step is to download the QR code. Press the big blue button under the QR code and depending on your Output Type, you will get it either as a PNG, email or print quality version. For my QR code, I selected “Download” in the Output Type section.

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You can also prettify your QR code by adding an image to it. To do this, click on the pink “Create A Visual QR Code” button below your QR code.

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You will be brought to a page showing you a variety of images. Click the one you like the most.

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Then, a tool will open up. Click on the pink “Create QR Code” button for the QR code to be generated. Then, click Next.

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You will be asked to create a free account. Enter your email and password. It’s worthwhile to create a free account because you will be definitely using this tool again!

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Then, you will be given the option to download your QR code. That’s how you make your very own beautiful QR code!

~ Silvia

 

 

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