Thinking-Intensive Image Searches
When I’m looking for a specific image to illustrate a post, going to the usual sources can be a time consuming adventure that leads down a long path to nowhere. Maybe all that I want is an idea–an image of someone falling behind. Unfortunately most photo and image sources are organized with more literal tags. So I’m forced to think of what sort of images might portray the figurative thought that I’m going for.
This morning I’m using a tool that gets past that problem. You’ll see it in use in the article I’m writing about thinking outside the box. Thought you might like to use it as well. So I’m taking a break to post this first.
Great Find: WebPlaces.com ClipartSearcher
Type of site: Specialized One click searcher for images
Audience: Anyone looking for images to illustrate content.
Content: The screenshot/link is self-explanatory. Do be aware that not all images are free use. So be sure to check copyright, as any responsible publisher would. If searching for free use images, start with .gov and then go to the original page and look for copyright, permission, or privacy statements.
This is a great tool for quickly finding what’s available on the Internet, providing images for your readers that aren’t overused. Fresh images creatively chosen draw readers into your posts and make your message stronger so that readers understand it easier and stay to read longer. It’s one more way that images are subtle, but powerful blog promotion.
Try a test. Post with images and without. See which draw more readers and then let me know.
ME “Liz” Strauss