Where are you getting your pictures? When selecting photos for your site or your blog are clear about the licensing agreements? With Fotolia, you can get top quality images for your sites for a low price.
Here’s 8 Reasons to Use Fotolia:
1. Time Savings
Fotolia services will save you time, as you are much more likely to find what you need quickly. A savings in time translates into saving money.
2. Clear Licensing Agreement
One hazard of being a designer is learning about copyright laws, restrictions and licenses. On the free photo sites, you have to read the fine print for each and every photo you use. Some photographs come with no restrictions, some are only for non-commercial use and some require the name of the photographer. You don’t have to deal with this headache on Fotolia. The licensing agreement will be the same for all photos in the license category you select, which is typically a standard royalty-free license.
3. Availability of Vector Art and Illustrations
Fotolia offers a wide variety of vector art and illustrations. Illustrated graphics can give a course a completely unique look and feel. Vector art refers to graphics that are hand drawn in a tool like Adobe Illustrator. Because they exist as mathematical renderings, they can be expanded to any size and manipulated in a vector graphics program.
4. Compelling Images
You can find photos based on a concept, emotion or theme. You can find people doing interesting things and simple single objects that are ready to use.
5. Guaranteed Model Releases
You need the signed release of a model to use his or her photo. Model releases are guaranteed with a paid service. This is not true on a free site.
6. More Efficient Search
There’s nothing like typing in the search term ‘money’ and getting back photos of the Eiffel tower. This kind of poor search functionality is common on some free photo sites. On the other hand, efficient search functionality is one of the foundations of Fotolia. Fotolia has staff to tag their photos with keywords, so the results are usually more accurate. The keywords are also translated in many languages.
7. Supports The Arts
The world would only be shades of gray without the Arts. By paying for images, you’re helping photographers and illustrators earn a living. We need them.
8. Reduces Stress
When you can quickly find the graphics you like and need, it reduces your level of stress. And we all need that.
You can buy Fotolia images with credits or you can subscribe to one of the premium subscriptions, which allows you to download high resolution images for free. This is a great deal if you use stock photos often and want the peace of mind knowing where the photos came from.
I’ve been using the Fotolia subscription service for the past couple of weeks and I’m loving the images I’ve been able to download. Every search I’ve made, there has been at least one, often times many more, images that will fit what I’m looking for.
How would you like to win a Two Week Subscription, which will allow you to download 3 photos a day. You will get 42 total pictures!
How to Win?
Prize: Fotolia 2 Week Subscription (5 Winners)
You can enter up to 3 times with the following methods:
1. Leave a comment: Where are you getting your photos now?
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Giveaway ends August 17, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST
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