Blogs are where our users can showcase their favourite images and explain more about their work
Lots of excellent images were uploaded to freeimageslive last year, and some major updates to the site and search have made real improvements for visitors. We've also done lots of work properly cataloguing our house image collection to make images easier to find.
As we've done at this time of year before, here's a retrospective of some or our favourite user uploads
The images here were selected for several reasons, technical merit, usefulness as stock photos, and in some cases just the emotional response they generated.
Our pick of the latest 1000 images added to the site: Thanks to all contributors who shared their work! Here's to the next 1000.
(we seem to have a bit of a food and party theme going on here, appropriate for this time of the year...)
I started being a local writer, basically and maybe just to express my deep emotions. I am very sensitive, emotional, expressive and instinctive that at times I put a deeper meaning of something that I see, feel or hold. When I stopped writing, I felt like I took away something that is a part of me. Then a lot of adversities come my way. I started to ask a lot of questions that can't be answered, I have gone through some depths to find an answer. So I came across the idea of meditation.
Recently I read a few forum threads talking about how strict stock photo sites can be with their submissions. Only accepting a small percentages of those submitted to them.
Part of the reason though is people coming up with the same old thing. There is probably a million and one photographs online of pretty beaches. And you can replicate this for so many other topics. The microstock agencies simply don't need them.
I just fininshed uploading 12 individual red numbers for anyone to use for their presentations. I find things like this really useful as a stock reserve, as they can look a little better than the normal text generated ones in powerpoint.
I created these for an original set of posts on my website, but rather than have these sat on my desktop and only being used once in a while, I thought I would get these online here and see if anyone else could get any use from them.