Where to Find Graphics, Images and Stock Photos for Printing

"Where do I find a picture like this?"

What do you know about DPI? The abundance of the Internet is leaving marketing professionals and designers from around the world struggling to balance the differences between designing for the web and designing for print, designing for a corporate image or designing for personal use, and balancing the issue of DPI for all of the above.

Swing on over to learn more about DPI. It’s well worth looking into, since it makes the difference between an unintelligible, fuzzy image on your printing projects and a crystal clear, sharp image guaranteed to catch anyone’s eye. It’s not a point we’re going to belabor for now, however. For now, it’s enough to know that printed images need a 300 DPI, and there are an almost unlimited number of places to find them if you know where to look.

If you need an image but aren’t sure what you’re looking for, your friendly neighborhood printer or graphic designer should be able to help you out. If you’re doing your own design, and don’t want to bring someone in, any of the following can offer up great graphics and stock photos for your projects.

1)      iStock Photo

2)      Shutterstock.com

3)      Fotolia

4)      Photography.com

There are others out there. All you have to do is go hunting for Stock Images and find a site that offers them in 300 DPI. But these should get you started.

Do you have a site you like for stock photography? Do you provide 300 DPI images for designers? Tell us about it!