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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds You can use Pablo right from the get-go, no need to login or create an account. Just quickly create amazing images super fast. You can try out the first version of Pablo right now – no login required. Just head to and give it a try! We’d love to hear your thoughts about Pablo on Twitter, just hit us up @buffer and hope it makes creating images for your social media posts much easier for you. Ok, back to the blogpost! Here on the Buffer blog, we think a lot about visual content. We’ve shared our own study on the importance of images in Twitter posts for more social sharing. But there’s one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content? It’s a question with a lot of different answers and caveats. Images can drive up to double the engagement on your social media posts! 1.) 2.) 3.)

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Adding vector graphics to the Web - Learning web development Vector graphics are very useful in many circumstances — they have small file sizes and are highly scalable, so they don't pixellate when zoomed in or blown up to a large size. In this article we'll show you how to include one in your webpage. Note: This article doesn't intend to teach you SVG; just what it is, and how to add it to web pages. OS X 10.9.5 Gatekeeper Codesign issues Gatekeeper 10.9.5 being a tight-arse? Yep… This issue won’t affect most people, but it has affected some. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing.

10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity Creativity is the force behind innovation and innovation is the key to success, growth, and expansion in today’s world. According to a recent study by Adobe, 25 percent of people believe they are far from utilizing their creative potential. It is hard to stay focused or think creatively in an otherwise mundane life, which slowly starts to degenerate creativity and lowers our hunger to do something different. The passion slowly dies down and the instincts never surface, as we continue with our daily routine in a copy-paste manner.

free images Free images for personal and commercial use images In the 'image' directory you can expect free high resolution images of objects, places, animals, mechanics, insects, signs, circuits and plants etc. All stock photos can be freely downloaded and used in you commercial or personal works. The size of the images range from 1600x1200 to 2560x1920. Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization Joost de Valk Joost de Valk is the founder and CEO of Yoast. He's a WordPress / Web developer, SEO and an Open Source fanatic. Adding images to your articles encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message and get you a good ranking in image search results. Enable “Save As” in OS X Mountain Lion & OS X Mavericks Mac users with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, and Mountain Lion finally have the option to bring back the much-loved “Save As” feature that was removed from Lion. It’s slightly hidden though, and there’s a few quirks with it, but we’ll show you how to access “Save As” and even better, how to have it always be visible by enabling a reasonable keyboard shortcut to use the feature again with a simple keystroke. This will work on all Macs with OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and OS X Mountain Lion, leaving Lion to be the odd version out, as versions of Mac OS X prior to that retained Save As from the earliest days of the Mac operating system. On with using Save As in modern OS X! How to Use “Save As” in OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, & Mountain Lion For a one-off “Save As” of the current file in a supported application, just do the following:

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday: We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.

Who’s “Playing” Whom? Cannes special As The Cannes Debate took center stage toward the end of the Cannes Lions Festival of International Creativity in June, I found myself watching a classical drama unfold. Established media, played by the CEO of Viacom (Philippe Dauman) versus new media, played by the CEO of Twitter (Dick Costolo), the plot between them set in motion by a third player – the brand custodial agencies, represented by the CEO of WPP (Sir Martin Sorrell). Fully immersed in character, the actors spoke their lines and played their roles perfectly, and even welcomed an unexpected turn at improv, fielding audience questions courtesy of Sir Martin’s Blackberry. The drama opened, and Goliath rattled his weapons as Viacom unleashed a litany of statistics that pummeled Twitter’s corresponding market and performance values.