One special way of adding creativity to your projects is using images. To make it very special, photo images give the best enhancement. The problem is, where can you get the variety of photographs you need to giver release to your creativity?
Remember when computer graphics and photo images were just for the professionals? Certainly not any more. Everyone now days that can punch the buttons on a keyboard can be very creative.
Over the years, computer databases have made available stock images to everyone. It used to be that large data services would keep millions of stock images on file for use ion newspapers and magazines. Say a magazine wanted to do a story on whales. Instead of sending a photographer to take pictures, they would buy stock images from a supplier. The stock images would enhance the written word. The same thing applies to your own creations.
The best thing about using these stock images is that many of these services are free. Others charge only a very small amount for the use of their stock images. Once you begin surfing through their websites looking at these stock images, your creative juices will really begin to flow. You will get so many new ideas because most people have not been exposed to what is available from these stock images companies.
You are doing a party invitation for your child. Now through the use of stock images, you can include a picture of their favorite cartoon character or whatever comes to mind. There are many, many companies that specialize in stock images of all imaginable kinds. Many of these stock image services even specialize in particular types of images. Many of the stock images are not simply photographs say of famous landmarks, but very artistic works.
So maybe your daughter or son is a horse fanatic and you want include such a picture for their computer generated birthday invitation. Can you imagine choosing from literally thousands of examples? That is exactly what you will find through searching through the stock images available. Your child is working on a school project about a historical figure. Now they can cut and paste several stock images of that person for their report.
The quality of the new computer printers for photographs too is greatly improved. You can download these stock images and reproduce the picture of your choice to hang on the wall or put on your desk. You see, the possibilities are almost unlimited in using stock images and it is all at your fingertips through your computer.