Here are some search tricks to keep in mind for finding that perfect image file:
- Use multiple keywords in your search. Instead of a single-word search term such as “flower,” try summer flower, or family portrait instead of “family.” You’ll find more options specific to your needs with less searching.
- Look for images that you can use multiple times and in different ways. If there are two versions of a photo, go for the full-frame version so you can crop it yourself based upon your image needs, which allows you to get more use out of that single image.
- Use a search engine for photos across multiple sites instead of looking within one specific website.
—Jennifer Foy, Unisub
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