How To Get Free Images For Your Blog (Legally)
I’m no technophobe, but there is one online business necessity that I am just awful at…
Anything image related.
Whenever I need a picture for my site or for a client’s site, I spend literally hours looking for something decent to buy. And they’re all so expensive!
And that’s just finding an image!
When it comes to customizing the image and saving it, I am totally lost. I don’t know a crop icon from a resize to a jpeg to a png. Sad, eh?
And yes, I’ve tried Gimp, Paint, Photoshop and even many web based image editors.
But with every program I open, all I can manage to do is stare at the screen with no idea what to do next.
After clicking around blindly for an hour or so trying to edit one single image, I’ll still hate the results. I’ve even been know to scream obscenities at my screen.
Well this week I was saved. No more hours of frustration trying to find images and edit them.
I bought a plugin called ImageSuite 2.0.
This thing is so cool.
Each time you add a page or post to your WordPresss site, over to the right you see a little search box like this…
You simply type in what kind of picture you’re looking for and it searches multiple sites for royalty free images you can use.
Then, and this is the best part… it lets you edit the image right in your browser with no external tools necessary.
To show you how simple this really is, and that even a photoshop failure like myself can do it, I’m going to add an image right now and add in the words BizWeb eGazette.
I’ll tell you how long it took me as soon as I post the image. Here goes…
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