It is a known fact in the world of web design that images are necessary in order to create a stunning website design one that will capture the attention of your website visitors. Visual aesthetics are important because of the fact that it captures and retains the attention of your website visitors. One of the main problems encountered by web designers is on looking or searching for the images needed for their design. It is because of this problem that many web designers are taking a lot of time in looking for the images that they need and it adds time to the web design process which could delay the development of the website. Knowing where you could source images for your website design is necessary so that web designers could immediately know where to go. There are three different ways on where you could acquire images for web design, these are:
1. Stock Photographs – if you do not have the time but do have the money to acquire images then stock photography is your source. Stock photographs are those that are contributed by different photographers where such photographs could be purchased by a web designer as a license to use the image in his or her web design. Contrary to popular knowledge stock photography does not only allow download of photos but they also cater to different illustrations or images as product of the use of image editors.
2. Images that are free – there are some photographers out there that allow their images to be downloaded for free, why do photographers do this? well it is simply because they would like to promote themselves. Allowing free downloads would be for self promotion purposes.
3. Royalty Free Photos – although the word free is stated the photos are not free by nature, royalty free means that the image license could be bought and you are allowed to use the image for different purposes without to pay renewal license fee, it is a one time fee for downloading this type of photo.
4. Take the Photos yourself – if you have time and would like to make use of your original work you can take the photos yourself or draw the illustrations according to how you want it to appear in your web design. All you need is an image editor software and a digital camera.
Knowing your sources of images would allow you to efficiently search for the image that will best suit your website.