Finding Free Images

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A picture is worth a thousand words

is an old adage that is ever so relevant in our modern times of internet, websites and content marketing. Having great images on your website is one of the most important factors in the way the site will be interpreted by human visitors and robotic spiders alike.

Finding free images that are quality and work well with your site can become a challenge. Luckily the web is a huge ocean of free resources, and imagery is no exception.

Gathered below we have assembled 3 resources for finding free images for that next project:

  1. FreeImages LogoFree Images – A great resource of free photography from submitted users of the site. Most of the photos are not that great, but there are some good ones. The best part about this site is the size of the available images, some going all the way up to 8,000 pixels on one dimension. These size photos are really desirable for web design as they can be used in a variety of ways by cropping down and sizing the image. On the converse, images that are too small will be a challenge to fit and make look good. I wrote an article about small images being distorted if not sized properly.
  2. 2015 Year of the Goat graphics finding free imagesFor Designer – Huge resource for graphics and graphic design. The best part about this site is that the PSD files can be downloaded. This means that the graphic layers can be used for different projects and therefore the files are much more valuable for graphic design. Just browse the site and click on an image you want, the landing page features another image that can be clicked to full screen and then right clicked and save image to.
  3. Billings-in-stone-up-close smallerBillings Montana Photography – Photographer and Realtor Serena Anderson took these iconic shots of the welcome to Billings sign that is carved into rock. The rock is located at the base of the hill on 27th ave right below the airport. We provide them here as a resource for your next project.

  4. BONUS:

    Because we are SkyPoint Studios and our name is derived from the structure at the heart of Billings, Skypoint, here are a collection of images of the Skypoint structure.

    Jophiel Silvestrone

    Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

    Jophiel Silvestrone has written 198 posts in the Tech Blog.

    Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com/tech-blog. Check out skypointwebdesignbillingsmontana.com for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.

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