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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts - 1 views

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    "But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?

    It's a question with a lot of different answers and caveats. Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright-a protection that gives virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution or even create your own image from scratch."
John Evans

20 Awesome Websites for Free, High Quality Stock Photos - tomakeawebsite.net - 2 views

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    "Instead of paying ridiculous sums or taking time to create your own images, use some of the below, high quality stock photo websites. Here is a list of some of the better stock photo sites I've come across. Best of all, they are completely free!"
John Evans

5 Things You Need to Know About Your iPhone's Photos App - 2 views

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    "Apple's Photos app saw some changes in iOS 8, and more changes are coming when iCloud Photo Library launches soon. Did you know that your photos app keeps copies of photos you've deleted?

    The Photos app isn't as complex as Apple's new Health app, but it still has some features you might not discover unless you go looking for them. For example, it can hide your private photos."
John Evans

450+ Free Stock Photos to Use in Your Marketing [Free Downloads] - 7 views

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    "Let me tell you a quick, cautionary tale about using images online and copyright. Last year, I received an email from one of our blog managers communicating that a popular stock photography vendor was claiming one of the images in an ebook I created had been wrongfully used. 

    Embarrassed, I quickly investigated.

    When I identified the offending image, I specifically remember ensuring I had properly sourced (and had the right permissions to use) it. As it turned out, another internet user had purchased the image from the stock photography service and uploaded it to a photo-sharing website under a Creative Commons license. So while on the surface it looked safe for the taking, it was in fact falsely promoted as a royalty-free image. Scary story, right?

    That's when it hit me: What if marketers didn't have to shell out more money for photos, obsess about copyright laws, and fret over permissions? What if we could help solve this issue for them by offering a repository of stock photos that anyone could use completely for free?

    So that's exactly what we did. We hired a photographer and took a ton of photos to give away for free -- no royalties, fees, or attribution required. (Although we'd never say no to an inbound link or two. ;-) )"
John Evans

Shoot Your Data: 5 Kinds of Photos That Reveal More Than Numbers - Brilliant or Insane - 2 views

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    "It took just one relentless bout of the flu to remind me of the power of empirical evidence and the importance of shooting data. More than numbers, it was the evidence gleaned from my experiences and the images that I gathered along the way that helped my doctor solve the riddle that was delaying my recovery.

    My kids thought I was crazy, but I took some photos to save the evidence, and my doctor appreciated this. Gross? Absolutely. Helpful? Definitely! The doctor said that the pictures inspired him to take a different approach in my treatment.

    "Good data gathering," he joked, and I smiled, recalling one of my greatest pet peeves: educators and parents who rant about their disdain for this very important work.

    To listen to some, you'd think data are only numbers that shady reformers crunch in order to cash in on imaginary problems created by incompetent teachers. This is a dangerous assumption. The fact is that data are information that matter, and if they don't matter or if the conclusions we reach aren't helping us solve important problems, then we need to change the data we're collecting and the way we approach analysis. After all, isn't it a bit silly to blame data for our own faulty decision making?"
John Evans

These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos - Tech News and Analysis - 0 views

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    "It has been said that the best camera in the world is the camera you have with you when you want to take a photo, because life keeps moving forward even if you are not ready to capture it. Hopefully the following tips, accessories and app suggestions will make taking photos this holiday season a little easier and a lot more fun."
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Ten Best iOS 8 Extensions For Photos App On iPhone And iPad | Redmond Pie - 0 views

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    "iOS 8 extensions make the world, or at least, the world of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a better place, and having already explored some great add-ons for those using the Mobile Safari browser, we're back with a run-down of some of the very best Photos app extensions available. There are ten in all, and if you're constantly taking, editing and sharing photos using your iOS device, then this is a checklist featuring plenty of experience-enhancing tools. All these extensions let you use the app's functionality right from the stock Photos app on iOS. You don't need to run standalone apps to apply photo or video filters, add texts, trim videos, remove metadata and duplicates, add date stamp and so on."
John Evans

How to Hide Photos on iPhone & iPad with the iOS Hidden Album - 0 views

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    "Everyone likely has a few photos sitting on their iPhone they'd rather nobody else see, whether it's embarrassing selfies, poorly filtered or edited pics, a picture of a receipt or personal paperwork, or anything else in the realm of private photos. Those pictures can make showing someone another picture on your iPhone (or iPad) an awkward experience, as you're hoping they don't start flipping through your Camera Roll to discover that terrible photo of you after winning the pie eating contest. Fortunately the newest versions of iOS include a new way to mitigate that potential awkwardness by hiding select photos."
John Evans

Photos App Changes in iOS 8 - A Closer Look at iCloud Photo Library, In-App Editing, an... - 0 views

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    "One of the new iOS 8 features that Apple demonstrated at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) was the upcoming changes to the native Photos app. One of the biggest changes involves the ability to keep all of your photos from iCloud available anywhere, anytime using iCloud Photo Library. Plus, Apple has added some basic editing tools and filters to the app and even made it possible for you to edit with third-party apps directly in Photos."
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