FREE Stock Images For Your Design

[ 18 ] June 6, 2011 |
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All bloggers and designers know how expensive stock images can be and how easily that fee can deter a client from getting the design they truly want. Personally, I have looked for images for my blog’s redesign since last Summer, with no success. Ask Susan, she’ll tell you how frustrating it’s been for both of us. Two things are hampering my quest: money and finding the perfect image. Now my problems may be solved. Fotolia.com has offered me a thirty day subscription to their stock image site! I am so happy. You have no idea.

Free, quality photographs and vectors are a web designer’s dream. And Fotolia.com has some amazing images! This review couldn’t be any better, well unless I was offered, say, 1 million dollars or a mini-van to review and keep. 😛

But I digress…

My review of this site includes five downloads per day for thirty days. Vector images count as three downloads and I am not allowed to get any videos, but I am very happy about this, nonetheless.

But, wait, there’s more…

Do you:

Need images for a blog design but don’t have the funds right now? Want to download more images than you have cash to buy?

Have I got a deal for you, my friends!

Fotolia has generously given me thirty-five 14-day subscriptions to give out to my readers. That’s right, THIRTY-FIVE of them.

*The two-week trial entitles you to download 3 images per day, but vector images count as THREE downloads. You cannot download any videos, but who wants to download someone else’s videos anyway?

All you have to do is comment on this post, making sure you fill out the email box in the comment section telling me what you will use the subscription for, promise to send me a brief review of your experience with Fotolia and I will send you the access code. This will be on a first come, first serve basis, so don’t delay. The first thirty-five peeps to comment get the goods.

Easiest thing you’ve ever gotten free, right? Right.

I only have one suggestion for those of you lucky enough to get the trial: find your images BEFORE you create an account. Copy the URL’s of the images you want & save them somewhere, then start your subscription. I know first hand how many hours can be lost  searching for images and your trial period could be up by the time you are ready to download. That would be sad.

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I'm Shan and I 'm the creator of The Asylum and a magnet for The Free Range Stupid™. I'm a little nutty, a lot sarcastic and pretty damn smart. I am also a graphic designer, blog coder, virtual assistant, free lance writer and can whip you up a killer resume, media kit or press release that would make others green with envy. Go to Skewed Design Studios to check out my services. You won't be disappointed.

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  1. Oh this would be so awesome!! I’m in the process of putting together a new (cooking) blog and have been hunting for some images!!!
    Kristen @ MamaBytes recently posted..Everyone should try to set their house on fire-then flood it just for good measureMy Profile

  2. I would use the images to makeover my blog! I have been wanting to get it in tip-top shape before BlogHer and this would help me out greatly! 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    I love changing up my site designs so it would come in handy! Thanks for the giveaway Shan!

  4. Lua says:

    I have been needing an image for my business cards and for the header of a new website I’m working on.

    This is such a great giveaway! and as a matter of fact I was just looking thru fotolia’s images last night!

    Thanks!

  5. I would of course use Fotolia to dress up my blog which is looking awfully tired today! Thanks for offering this! Thanks for taking on my blog design, and I’ll be sure to blog about what Fotolia offers!
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  6. Faythe says:

    Free images! You rock girl! I sure could use a face lift over on my blog. So that is where I’d use any I found! Cool deal 🙂
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  7. omg Shan!!! you know that was 1 of the 2 reasons i still haven’t done my redesign!!! 😉

    awesome!!! jealous of your 30 trial!! 😉

  8. I would like to use it for some re-design on my blog! Thank you! 🙂
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  9. Oh, this is awesome! I am launching a new blog (because I have SOOOO much time on my hands?!?) and I have not been able to find what I am looking for. This would be perfect, thank you!
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  10. Would love this – it’s what stops most of us from giving our blogs a makeover. Been saving for it, so this would be a huge help!
    Dawn Sandomeno recently posted..Four Fabulous Recipes for the Fourth of JulyMy Profile

  11. I so need to win this one…i use stick images every day…cost me a bundle!!! stopped from CB/SF XOXOX
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  12. Anne says:

    I want some stock images for the blog redesign I am currently working on. Plus I might even get some for my daughter’s blog, since her design is pretty boring.

  13. Bonny Sallee says:

    I would love to make some new buttons! This would be awesome!
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  14. Thanks for the offer Shan! I saw your message on Collective Bias. I use stock pics all of the time to create my own buttons or update my social media buttons. I am also in need of some logo ideas and would use the stock pics to help me design one.

  15. Vince says:

    I would use this for a monthly newsletter I send to the resident in my Hoa

  16. Stacy says:

    Would love some images to put my new website together with!

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