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Step-by-Step Guide: Automate Social Media with Pabbly Connect and Picnie

Welcome to Picnie! In this detailed guide, we'll walk you through the process of seamlessly connecting multiple applications and automating image generation using Pabbly Connect and Picnie. Follow these step-by-step instructions to streamline your workflow and enhance your creative processes.

Part 1: Introduction to Picnie and Setting Up Reviews in Google Sheet


🚀 Welcome to Picnie!
Today, we embark on an exciting journey to automate image generation using Pabbly Connect and Picnie. This step-by-step guide will empower you to seamlessly connect multiple applications and enhance your creative workflows.
Step 1: Accessing Picnie Dashboard
Begin your journey by logging into Picnie using your email/password or the convenient Google login option. Choose an existing project or create a new one. Select the Image Generation Tool and explore the array of templates.
Step 2: Choosing a Review Template
For our task today, we are setting up reviews. Locate the review template in Picnie and click on "Generate Image." The template will have four associated fields.
Step 3: Downloading Sample File
Navigate to the Google Sheets tab and download the sample file related to your chosen template. Import this file into a new Google Sheet. Streamline your data by removing any unnecessary columns.
Step 4: Creating a Workflow in Pabbly Connect
Open Pabbly Connect in a new tab and click on "Create Workflow." Give your workflow a name to identify it easily.
Step 5: Setting the Trigger
In the workflow screen, set the trigger by selecting the app from the list. For Google reviews, choose the Google My Business app and connect it to your account. Use the Google sheet created earlier and follow the provided webhook instructions.
Step 6: Configuring Pabbly Connect Webhooks in Google Sheets
Copy the webhook and install the Pabbly Connect webhook extension in Google Sheets. Paste the webhook in the initial setup, specifying the last column (e.g., Column E). Click on "Send Test" to ensure a successful connection.
Step 7: Selecting the Picnie App in Pabbly Connect
Choose the Picnie app in Pabbly Connect. In the action event, select "Create Image" from the dropdown. Paste your Picnie account API key, which you can find in the Picnie dashboard's template screen.
Step 8: Mapping Template Fields
Map the template fields to the Google Sheet, including background image and text values such as title 0, title 1, title 2, and title 3. Click on "Save & Send Test Request" to generate a sample response with the output image URL.

Part 2: Managing Output in a Separate Google Sheet


📊 Preparing a New Google Sheet:
Now that we've successfully set up the initial stages, let's move on to managing the output in a separate Google Sheet.
Step 9: Create a New Google Sheet
Prepare a new Google Sheet where you'll manage the output generated by Picnie. Create columns such as "Review" and "Image URL" to organize your data effectively.
Step 10: Connecting Google Sheet to Pabbly Connect
Return to Pabbly Connect and connect to another application, in this case, Google Sheets. Select the "Add New Row" action event to add data dynamically.
Step 11: Mapping Data in Pabbly Connect
Map the data from Picnie to the new Google Sheet. Connect fields like Title 3 to the review column and the Image URL column to the URL field of the response.
Step 12: Testing the Connection
Click on "Save & Send Test Request" to ensure that a new row is added to the Google Sheets with the Image URL. This step is crucial to confirm the seamless flow of data between applications.
Step 13: Generating New Rows
Return to the Google Sheet and generate new rows with your data. Witness the newly output-generated images appear in the designated sheet. This dynamic process ensures continuous and automated content creation.
Step 14: Congratulations! Workflow Completion
Congratulations! You've successfully completed your workflow. These steps can be replicated for various use cases, allowing you to automate and streamline your creative processes effortlessly.

Part 3: Exploring Additional Features in Picnie and Conclusion


🌟 Exploring the Versatility of Picnie:
Now that you've mastered the core steps of automating image generation, let's explore additional features in Picnie that can elevate your creative endeavors.
Step 15: Download or Use Image URL
Picnie offers the flexibility to download the generated images directly or use the Image URL for future use.
Access these assets conveniently in the File Manager on the Picnie dashboard.
Step 16: Conclusion and Thank You!
We've reached the end of this comprehensive walkthrough. Congratulations on successfully navigating through the intricacies of Pabbly Connect and Picnie to enhance your image generation process.
With Picnie, image generation becomes a breeze, unlocking a world of creative possibilities.
Step 17: Further Assistance and Questions
If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to support you on your creative journey.
👏 Thank you for joining us in this detailed guide! Your newfound knowledge of automating image generation with Pabbly Connect and Picnie opens the door to efficient and creative workflows. Stay tuned for more tutorials and tips on optimizing your processes. Happy creating! 🎨🚀
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