There are a lot of collections with great + free image resources out there. And I use them to find great images too.
However I found some resources more useful than others, since I’m mostly looking for tech-related images for our web dev blog. With tech-related images I mean: different situations of people working together/in front of a PC, screenshots, images with different PCs and notebooks.
1. Create images on your own
That’s probably the best option here. If you really have a great & awesome piece of content and you want to get even more out of it: take pictures and create your own images. It will make your content even more outstanding. And it isn’t that complicated if you’re writing about tech-related topics.
Need some inspiration for taking pictures for your tech blog?
- take a picture of your team while they’re working in front of the computer
- take a picture of your notebook
- take a picture of your desktop (like this one)
- take a picture of your office itself
- take a screenshot (like this one)
- Record a screencast (with Camtasia) or GIF (with record.it)
2. Design your own images
Even if you’re not a designer, there are some great tools out there where you can create stunning blog images. I mostly use the following tools:
- pablo by buffer: https://buffer.com/pablo
- tryspruce.com: http://www.tryspruce.com
- Canva: https://www.canva.com
3. Use free stock images for tech-related posts
I love unique content. But I also know that free stock images are a great & easy way to make your blog posts more beautiful.
Here’s my list of resources I use while creating tech-related blog posts. PS: every now and then I go to other resources & websites too, however I consider the following sites as my prior go-to place for free stock images.
- Google Royalty-free image search: http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search
- Stock.Pro: http://stocky.pro
- sitebuilderreport: http://www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up
- Startupstockphotos: http://startupstockphotos.com/
- Compfight: http://compfight.com/
- IM Creator: http://www.imcreator.com/free/
- PhotoPin: http://photopin.com/
- Pixabay: http://pixabay.com/
4. Use GIFs, memes or emojis
A picture paints a thousand words. And what about a GIF or emoji? ;-) I really love using GIFs or emojis since there’s no easier way for expressing emotions and feelings.
I therefore use:
- GIPHY: http://giphy.com/ (check out the chrome extension too)
- imgur: http://imgur.com/
- GIF Mood Board by Buffer: https://buffer.com/gifs-for-social-media
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