Tricks to Finding the Perfect Stock Image

Keep these tricks in mind when searching online for image files

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Here are some search tricks to keep in mind for finding that perfect image file:

  • Use multiple keywords in your search. Instead of a single-word search term such as “flower,” try summer flower, or family portrait instead of “family.” You’ll find more options specific to your needs with less searching.
  • Look for images that you can use multiple times and in different ways. If there are two versions of a photo, go for the full-frame version so you can crop it yourself based upon your image needs, which allows you to get more use out of that single image.
  • Use a search engine for photos across multiple sites instead of looking within one specific website.

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Jennifer Foy

Jennifer Foy


Jennifer Foy has over 20 years of experience using Adobe software and working in the advertising, marketing, and design fields. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes for colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer is currently working as the Creative Director at Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands. Jennifer can be reached by email at [email protected]

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