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Need Images For Your Site? Selecting Royalty Free Images

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  • 08 May 2012

Looking to replace or dd an image to your website or other marketing materials?

Just don’t have the time or talent to take them yourself?

Don’t have it in your budget to hire a professional photographer?

You may have been asked by a team member at Cal Coast to…

“Please be sure to review your images included in your mockup closely. If you want to replace or add any images, you may choose to send them over from your personal collection or you may search for royalty free images at www.istockphoto.com or other royalty free site of your choice. Just make note of image numbers and short descriptions if such images are included in your contract so that we may purchase and download them for you to add to your site. If such images were not included in your contract, simply download the x-small version and email it over to Support@CalCoastWebDesign.com.”

If you don’t have quality, professional photos to use for your online or print marketing, consider using Royalty free images as a solution. Often times these can be expensive, but there are some affordable solutions out there…

  • Microsoft Clip Art – Once a home to cheesy illustrations best used for high school projects, not a professional website, Microsoft Clip Art now offers real images or photos in their collection.
    How To Download: These images can be downloaded immediately at no cost.
  • iStockphoto – Royalty Free Stock Photography, Vector Art Images, Music & Video Stock Footage
    How To Download:  These images can be purchased by the “credit.”  Each size and each image is a different credit amount. Credits are about $1.70/credit (the more you buy, the more you save.)
    Should you need an image to take up the entire width of the average computer screen, consider the size that affords over 1200px wide. Otherwise, you will have to place multiple images together to take up the width of a header, etc.
  •   Stock Exchange –   Some free, some at a cost. Each individually priced.

If you need help pricing photos for your unique project, simply take note of the image name, unique ID, and URL and email for a quote. 

Please feel free to comment and recommend your preferred site below. there are literally hundreds out there!

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