Web design is a common part of our everyday lives. Everyone is impacted by websites. Somewhere there is a designer responsible for that impact who had to make some decisions crucial to the experience. Should the design have this color or that and what imagery should accompany the message.
The better these are answered, the better chance the page will entice the visitor to engage. Engagement is the goal of web pages whether signing up for a newsletter, sharing on social media or making a purchase of a product. One of the top factors in ensuring a page is engaged with is imagery. So to assist in this process, here are four of the top places to find good imagery on the web for your next project:
This site is rather new and sports some of the best photography available online for free. Although the selection is somewhat slim, using major keywords can usually provide a few shots that will work well.
Quality is not necessarily the main focus of this site as it allows non-professional photographers to upload their work. It does have a large variety of different images that may work for your project. One benefit of this site is the images are very large, so much so that the images can be cropped down to use providing various options besides just the original image.
This is by far the largest repository of imagery on the web. The downside to using Google Images is that all of the photography comes from other websites and can be an issue of copyright infringement. Before using the images here, it is good to get the permission of the website that owns the image. Offering them a photo credit and link back to their website is a good way to entice an image owner to let you use it.
Our site has some great local photography and some stock images that can be great for projects. Although the selection is limited, the images are high quality and it is one of the best places to find pictures of Billings and the businesses who operate in the city.
So that’s our round-up of places to help getting the right image. Have a photo resource that you like to use? Share it in the comments below!