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WHY USE PHOTOS:

Adding colour and interest to your site with photos is a great idea, but tricky if you're a wordsworth and you've always had a good photo editor to back up your story.

We've designed the JGOL sites to be graphically strong, so photos need not play such a huge role. Additionally, beaver builder, our page building software, delivers great typography for headings so areas of content can stand out, but it's often good to add some people or a useful pic to spruice things up a little.

JGOL can photo research or graphic design for you - see our marketing addons. But you may not want to spend the ca$h, or you may want something fast (that muse can be impatient), so here are our recommendations for pic and graphics resources:

CANVA

Canva is the go to for graphics - a huge range of fonts and backgrounds for you to make graphics from, and their monthly plan gives you access to a huge photo library for $1/pic.

ENVATO MARKETPLACE

Envato marketplace is a great resource for images, graphics, videos, audio - a range of prices, but usually fairly low.

DEATH TO STOCK

If moody hipsters in minimal settings are your thing, sign up for a monthly download from Death to Stock - there are some useable images in the mix, and too many desaturated photos of typewriters, but used well, they can be quite effective.

GOOGLE IMAGES

You can find images without use restrictions on google images by using the 'usage rights' fliter on tools. Use size as well to find sizeable images - preferably larger than 100x667 px.- see image at right.

FLICKR

You can filter your search on flickr to images that allow unrestricted use in a similar way - make your search in the search field then when the results come up filter through the 'any license' tool beneath the flickr header, at left - see screenshot.

I hope these suggestions have been useful. Please add any other resources in the comments below.

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