Thursday, April 10, 2014

Free Photo Shares - Thursday Tech Tip

For today's Tech Tip, I am going to show you a few of my favorite file share sites.   I use these sites a lot in my work because I make a lot of posters, and I don't want to run into any trouble with copyright issues.

The first file share that I use a lot is from Microsoft.  All of the photos are free-share, meaning that they do not have copyright issues.  Lucky for me, there are hundreds of files on this file share; and lots of instrument pictures.  At work, most of my posters are concert related.   Therefore Instrument backgrounds are common.   -  This is the address for the microsoft images - I recommend bookmarking it so that you can use it whenever you need it.
This is an example of the results you get with a simple search.   I used the word "instrument".

This is a second site that I use, although it is not nearly as exhaustive as the Microsoft file share....    The downside to this site is that it does not have the search function available with the other site, but there are good quality images.    This website has a very well organized selection of free photos, it also has a search function.   The left-hand navigation menu has a list of categories (and sub-categories) of thousands of popular photos.   The stockvault website is more on the design-heavy side.   It is a valuable resource for design conscious individuals, although it has less type-specific images.   Free stock photos are also available from this site - and there are some very high quality stock photos on this site, and guess what?  There is a search function! 

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