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Image Creation Tools and Stock Photography

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Recently, I’ve been asked a few times what application do I use to create my flyers and posters; and where to I get the photos and images I use in my articles on this site.

I predominately use Apple Pages and/or Keynote to generate my posters, flyers and graphics. And most of the stock images come from Unsplash, Pexels or Pixabay. Whilst I get many of the icons, cartoons and clip art from Open Clipart or WPClipart. I’m also going to start using Gratisography for some stock photos — in fact all the images in this are from there!

Here are some links to websites where I’ve found interesting stock images, icons, and clipart; along with some useful applications and content generators. Simply click on the site name to visit.

Royality Free, Cost Free, Stock Photography

  • Unsplash
    Over 2 million free high-resolution images Brough to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
     
  • Pexels
    The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.
     
  • pixabay
    Stunning free images & royalty free stock, with over 1.9 million+ high quality stock images, videos and music shared by their talented community.
     
  • National Museum Australia Collection Explorer
    Allows visitors to browse and discover the National Museum of Australia’s online collection. About 40 per cent of the collection is available online. New object records and sets are added regularly and existing information is being enhanced. The Museum’s collection covers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, Australia’s history and society since 1788 and the interaction of people with the environment.
     
  • StockSnap.io
    Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.
     
  • Gratisography
    Free use-as-you please photos & vectors that stand out! Truly unique. Usually wimpy 😉 Always Free.
     
  • FreeImages
    Browse royalty-free photos by subject, photographer, or even camera—all free for personal and commercial use
     

Clipart and Icons

  • Illustoon
    Illustoon has a lot of picture materials such as cute Cartoon clip art and cool silhouette graphic design. Please take advantage for your expressive.
     
  • Public Domain Vectors
    Publicdomainvectors.org,offers copyright-free vector images in popular .eps, .svg, .ai and .cdr formats.
     
  • WPClipart
    WPClipart maintains and grows an online collection of artwork for schoolkids and others that is free of copyright concerns; as well as safe from inappropriate images. To ensure these qualities, no direct user-uploaded images are allowed.
     
  • Gratisography
    Free use-as-you please photos & vectors that stand out! Truly unique. Usually wimpy 😉 Always Free.
     
  • Open Clipart
    Founded in 2004, Open Clipart is an online media collection of more than 160 000 vectorial graphics, entirely in the public domain.
     
  • 123FreeVectors
    Largest Collection of Free Vector Art, Vector Images, Vector Graphic Resources, Clip Art, Illustrations, Wallpaper Background Designs for Free Downloads. Seperate Premium Vectors and Images available for subscription.
     
  • Public Domain Clip Art
    PDClipart.org is a huge collection of public domain clip art that is FREE and NO REGISTRATION is required.
     
  • Clip Art Logo
    Over 73,000 free Clip Arts to download in AI, SVG, EPS, and CDR
     
  • Find Icons
    Over 500,000 Vector Icons to Download, including COVID-19 Icons, World Flags, Sports Equipment, Business Tools, Professions, and every day items.
     
  • ClipArt.me (previously Designmoo)
    Download free clipart files in AI, SVG, PSD and EPS
     

Image Editors and Generators

  • Pages, by Apple
    Free word processing and desktop publishing application for Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad. Online version available to iCloud.com users.
     
  • Keynote, by Apple
    Free presentation application for Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad. Online version available to iCloud.com users.
     
  • Canva
    Extremely popular design package — Design ANYTHING — Posters & Flyers, Social Media Posts, Presentations. Includes correctly sized templates for use with Social Media
     
  • Easelly
    Turn masses of text into simple, easy to read engaging infographic
     
  • Red Kid Sign Generator
    Generate your own signs, with a a wide choice of backgrounds including iPhones, iPads, Blackboards, Plaques, Cartoon Characters, Street Signs, or Walk of Fame Stars
     
  • WordArt.com
    WordArt.com is an online word cloud art creator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease. Professional quality results can be achieved in no time at all, even for users with no prior knowledge of graphic design.
     
  • The Newspaper Clipping Generator
    Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. Surprise friends and colleagues, send a birthday greeting or give your next blog post a special look.
     
  • The Movie Clapper Board Generator
    Generate a realistic looking Movie Clapper Board
     
  • Movie Poster Generator
    Make your own customized movie poster. Be a star, spoof your family and friends. You’re the director and executive producer of your very own super-blockbuster and you’ll have the poster to prove it. All you need is a photo from that fancy digital camera of yours.
     
  • Tombstone Maker
    Create a custom tombstone
     
  • Custom Road Sign
    Generate a custom Road Sign
     
  • Custom Medal Maker
    Congratulate someone (maybe yourself) for a job well done. Give someone a funny medal for something they’ve never done. It’s up to you! The only limit is your imagination.
     
  • Custom Eye Chart Maker
    This custom eye chart, using your own text, is modelled after the Snellen Eye Chart, used by professionals to determine how well their patients can see. The Snellen chart was invented in 1862 by a man named Herman Snellen. This chart doesn’t use the same font as in the official charts, but it’s close.
     
  • Custom Receipt Maker
    Need to show off how much a particular project cost, generate a custom receipt