Graphics & Image Sources / Tools

A picture tells a thousand words as the saying goes - and using images is a big part of creating effective websites, articles and sales pages.

One thing to be mindful of with images is... be very careful not to just grab a picture from Google and assume you can use it! There are copyright issues on most pictures, so it's going into dangerous territory.

The good news is that there are a LOT of sites that you can find free images for, or pay a small fee - and there are literally 1000's to choose from!

Here are my top picks...


Creative Commons license web images

Foter is another great site for finding free images to use on your website. This site is a massive (and I mean big) collection of images from all over the Internet that fall under a Creative Commons license.

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Biggest selection of images at slightly higher prices

If I can’t find the image I am looking for on Fotolia then iStock is my second stop. They have the biggest selection of images but their prices are slightly higher than Fotolia.

iStock also has a massive selection of audio and video clips so when it comes to creating videos iStock is definitely my #1 choice.

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Free online program to edit and create simple graphics

Pixlr is a free online graphics editing program that blew me away the first time I used it. Sure, it may not be as powerful as Photoshop but it is more than adequate for the average user that is editing and creating simple graphics for their website. And did I mention the price? Free :-)

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