photos are important: find great free resources

photos are important: find great free resources

photos are important: find great free resources 1004 300 digital devotee

If you have a hard time sourcing images for your website and don’t have a professional editing suite you might want to try some of these free online resources.  Images are powerful drivers of opinion and action so giving them careful thought and treatment is rewarding!  If you want more details about sourcing free content and the rules surrounding use of images online, please read my previous article Free Content for Commercial Use.

Image Credit: CMO Council

Free Image Sources



Online Compression Tools

If you have downloaded a lovely free image from above or screengrabbed something and find that it is much too large (>100kb) to put on your website, you can use one of these tools to reduce the file size.

  • TinyPNG (also accepts JPG)
  • Compress JPEG
  • UXPRO – compression, responsive breakpoints, image resizer for social, enhance/upsize

Online Photo Editors

If you don’t have PhotoShop but want to edit your images, these tools have at least some basic free options. And yes you’ll see some ads along the way:)

  • Pixlr by Autodesk
  • PicMonkey
  • Fotor
  • GIMP – this is completely free downloadable program that works like PhotoShop and highly recommended for those wanting more professional control

Taura Edgar

I am a digital marketing professional based in Hong Kong since 1998. I have developed and led digital teams to grow brands and have a wide background in strategy, conception, art direction and production for digital projects.

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