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7 Places to Find FREE Photos for Your Charity Blog. Telling a compelling story online is often accompanied by the use of good imagery.

7 Places to Find FREE Photos for Your Charity Blog

Unfortunately, unless you know where to look, it’s very hard to find good images on a tight budget. In this post we will give you a quick birds-eye view of image licensing along with a list of great resources giving you access to millions of images created by people who don’t ask for much in return. Sometimes, you literally get them for free. Licensing and ‘Free Images’ Copyright law protects any original works of authorship from being used without permission. Creative Commons - The Ultimate guide by Foter.com (CC BY-SA) Creative Commons In 2001, the creation of Creative Commons established a flexible structure for authors wanting to share their work with users. ...licensed images can be used for any purpose, by anyone, anywhere around the world, as long as the user follows the terms of the license. - Creative Commons Original Photo on Flickr.

The Color Scheme Designer. ColorSchemeDesigner Blog. Using the Color Scheme When designing web pages, computer applications, or house interiors, we need to find good color scheme — a set of colors producing the best impression.

ColorSchemeDesigner Blog

For every tint there are colors which it can coexist with, and which it can’t. Some combinations are uncomfortable, or disturbing, while others are more pleasant. Experienced designers choose colors intuitively, many people can smell what colors go together well and what don’t. However, finding the good combination of colors may be sometimes long and gruelling work. The Color Scheme Designer application generates color schemes of several types. Selecting the Base Color The base color can be set in several ways.

We can choose one of the elemetary colors on the wheel by clicking on its color strip. Important note: This tool doesn’t use the standard HSV or HSB model — the same HSV/HSB values ie. in Photoshop describe different colors! Setting Color Variations Each color in displayed scheme has several variations. Different Image Formats - And When to Use Them. Are you familiar with the extensions after your images?

Different Image Formats - And When to Use Them

There are so many image formats that it’s so easy to get confused! File extensions like .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, and more can be seen after an image’s file name. Most of us disregard it, thinking there is no significance regarding these image formats. These are all different and incompatible, though. These image formats have their own pros and cons. Let us tackle the five most common image formats for the web and computer graphics: JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG.

JPEG is short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, and is the most popular among the image formats used on the web. Original File: JPEG Medium Compressed File: Image Formats: What’s the Difference Between JPG, GIF, PNG? Editor’s Note: Ecommerce merchants use complex technologies in their businesses.

Image Formats: What’s the Difference Between JPG, GIF, PNG?

Merchants do not always need an expert’s knowledge of these technologies, but a working, “need to know” understanding can help. To address this need, we’ve launched our “Need to Know” series, whereby we’ll address complex topics in a manner that can benefit most merchants. For this installment, contributor explains the difference between JPG, GIF, and PNG image formats, and when to use each format. GIF, PNG, JPG. Which One To Use? If you’re starting out in web design you may be familiar with the different types of file formats used for images on the web, but it can be confusing trying to figure out which file type you should use.

This is short guide outlines the differences between the file types and also uses a couple of examples to show you how the file size varies depending on which file type you use. Let’s start with GIF. Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is one of the file formats used to display indexed-color graphics and images in HTML documents on the web. Indexed color means that it will only display a maximum of 256 colors. For this reason, GIF is NOT a good format for saving photographic type images with many colors. Virtual 3D Photo Tours. Looking to promote a place, object, or event?

Virtual 3D Photo Tours

Research Image Composite Editor (ICE) GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program. Free Scrapbooking Software – CraftArtist Compact from Serif. Free Photo Editing Software - PhotoPlus Starter Edition from Serif. Photo editing features that are so easy to use Easily import and edit most image files Restore classic family photos with ease Use simple editing features like red eye and blemish removal Turn photos in artwork with uncomplicated tools Straighten and crop pictures in a couple of clicks Incredibly easy to use. The Myth of DPI. Many people seem to get hung up on the DPI (dots per inch) or PPI (pixels per inch) setting within a digital photo as a measure of the quality of those photos.

The Myth of DPI

To set the record straight, the DPI/PPI setting within a digital photo has NOTHING to do with digital image quality! The resolution of a digital image is its pixels (usually expressed as megapixels). The PPI of a paper print IS a measure of quality (of the paper print, not of the digital photo) - but it has nothing (in real world terms) to do with the DPI/PPI setting within the photo.

DrawPlus. Logo Pro. Nathan James Woolls - Graphic & Web Design » About. I have over 15 years experience within the Graphic Design and Web industry in a variety of roles including; working as a Designer within a leading Design Consultancy in South Wales, working for the BBC as a web designer, managing a leading independent rugby e-commerce website and building their profile over a 4 year period and more recently working within a busy pre-press lithographic environment for large and standard format media.

Nathan James Woolls - Graphic & Web Design » About

This site is primarily a showcase for my work and my random musings and snapshots in the form of my blog. I am a friendly, enthusiastic and motivated creative individual with great communication skills and an excellent organised approach. 99designs - online design crowdsourcing marketplace. Invent. Design Articles, Inspiration and Ideas. I Love New York Brand Guidelines, November 2008.