Goldmine for Stock Photos

LearnDash

Trouble is, these image warehouses often only have a handful of good pictures while the real good ones are littered with watermarks until purchased. However, if you are creating a full-length elearning course, you might not have the budget available (or the time to wait upon project approval). Luckily for you, there is a new goldmine for stock photos – and from one of the biggest names in the industry.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Stock images are in the public domain.

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10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning

eLearningMind

The grinning woman eating a salad; the perfectly multicultural meeting; the man with a headset: these are the standards for stock photography. And while it definitely has its place, stock photography isn’t the gold standard when it comes to learning. Animation and illustration are far more versatile when compared to the sometimes-stiff, always impersonal stock photo. A stock photo can’t really convey things like nonverbal communication or reactions to different scenarios.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. In this article we'll explore an alternative that won't blow your budget. Despite the large number of people expected to engage with this content, we didn't have a huge budget for creating custom graphics and imagery. Next we received several applications for the work and left the budget quite loose to see what responses came back.

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Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

For instance, the models in stock photos may be dressier than your workplace, particularly if your audience is in a distribution or manufacturing center. Get creative by incorporating imagery in lieu of text, like displaying a picture of steps rather than writing out “Next Steps.” Of course, going the budget route means there are going to be some tradeoffs. But sometimes you will pay more in internal effort to save money on the budget.

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I’ve also experienced this when working in an organisation also had similar expectations but no budget for stock photography, background music, or video. For example, a piece of equipment is more natural to show a picture of instead of trying to describe it to learners. I’ve found some significant resources for stock photography. Recently I’ve been made aware of a new site that offers excellent free stock photography for even commercial reuse.

Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

A few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video. For example, a piece of equipment is easier to show a picture of instead of trying to describe it to learners. Also, I found some great resources for stock photography. One resource that I use and is one of the best values in stock photography is GraphicStock.

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

For instance, the models in stock photos may be dressier than your workplace, particularly if your audience is in a distribution or manufacturing center. Get creative by incorporating imagery in lieu of text, like displaying a picture of steps rather than writing out “Next Steps.” Of course, going the budget route means there are going to be some tradeoffs. But sometimes you will pay more in internal effort to save money on the budget.

Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos

BrightCarbon

Read to the end to discover where we find our favourite free stock photography too! Because, let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how much you like a service if it’s way out of your budget! In many ways the image selection these two stock photography sites offer is similar.

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15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

Purchasing new images seems a good option, but we need to think of the project budget. Graphicstock : You can download unlimited stock images and use them in all types of projects. net : You can download free and premium stock photos and illustrations. The website’s most popular categories are pictures of people and business pictures. uk : This website is a source of high-quality, digital stock images which can be used by all.

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eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Removing Stock Image Backgrounds If you have Microsoft Office 2010, you can use the new Background Removal feature found in PowerPoint, Word and Outlook to remove backgrounds easily. You don't need to have Microsoft Office 2010 to remove stock image backgrounds. It's definitely worth checking out if you're in charge of eLearning graphics, whether on a budget or not.  Do you have any tips for sprucing up less-than-stellar stock photos or clipart?

What’s the real cost of eye candy?

Making Change

Since many stock photos show overacted expressions, I probably would have ended up doing a custom photo shoot with some friends, cutting drastically into my design time and spending others’ time as well. I quickly found one stock photo, lightened it a bit, and spent the rest of my time writing a more subtle, realistic challenge. When I ask if they cared that there was no picture of the person in the story, almost everyone says they didn’t care.

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eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you find the selection isn't enough to suit your needs, try looking online for stock photos. There are many free sites, but keep in mind that to save time and frustration (and improve on the selection and quality) you might want to set aside a budget to pay for images. A useful list of stock photo sites can be found  here. by AJ Walther    I saw a guy the other day wearing a t-shirt that read, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?

G-Cube

Effective narrative: A movie is a multimedia narrative form, based on a physical record of motion pictures as well as sounds. Instead of the much-utilized stock sounds, using effects like surround sound can give the movie an extra edge. Many e-learning budgets may have a production cost limit that does not take into account creating a high-quality movie. There is the budget to think of, as well as cost implications.

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Help For the One Person Instructional Design Team

Bottom-Line Performance

The biggest limiters you probably face are time and budget. If you see a cool tool or product that might work well at your organization, chances are it’s well beyond your budget. Picture It. Learn more about Picture It. Speaking of generic, are you getting tired of the stock interactions in Articulate and Lectora? If you are a one person instructional design team, this post is for you.

Things to Consider When Adding Multimedia to E-Learning Projects

Rapid eLearning

E-learning courses are mostly screens of content made up of media: text, shapes, illustrations, pictures, and video. And then determine if there needs to be a budget to accommodate those requirements. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

We’ve all seen e-Learning that features endless stock photos of people in business environments, sitting at desks but not actually doing anything related to the job your learners are training for. Take the time to create your own images if your budget allows, or really search through stock photo sites to find the best image. For free stock photo resources and more, read this Friday Finds blog. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part V

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And what if you don't have the budget to pay for images? And by "small" I mean "difficult and time consuming to make yourself, and probably available on a stock photo site somewhere." Instead, I used stock images and incorporated them into the illustration. Then right-click the group and choose Save as Picture. by AJ George.

9 Tips for a Successful eLearning Photoshoot

Leo Learning

When it comes to photographic content, there are a couple of viable options: source stock images. If hiring a third party is out of your budget and stock photos aren’t unique enough or offer a scenario series for the course of interest, the in-house route is the best way to go. Being aware of any necessary permits, seasonal weather factors and fees is important for staying within budget and managing everyone’s agenda.

Let’s Talk: Working with Images for Your eLearning Courses

360 Training

If not, take advantage of the basic picture editing features of PowerPoint and work your way towards professional looking images. If you have a tight budget, edit and reuse the same images multiple times from your Learning Content Management System (LCMS) asset library, or to go with free stock images offered by some websites. The soul does not think without a picture. We live in a visual age. Images are now the official language of the universe.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

Companies now offer sign-on bonuses, yearly bonuses, a percentage of stock, competitive health and tuition benefits to attract the top talent. The hiring and recruitment to the final selection process is time, resource and budget consuming for companies. An overview of your industry and where your business fits into the overall picture. Stock it with organized and categorized knowledge throughout the year. Do you remember your first job?

PowerPoint Presentations: The Right to Bear Slides

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you find the selection isn't enough to suit your needs, try looking online for stock photos. There are many free sites, but keep in mind that to save time and frustration (and improve on the selection and quality) you might want to set aside a budget to pay for images. A useful list of stock photo sites can be found here. by AJ George I saw a guy the other day wearing a t-shirt that read, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. Any stock images need to be chosen carefully for consistency and relevance to your content. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning. Unfortunately, finding exactly the right image from a stock library can be difficult and time-consuming.

Organizing Course Content with Storyboards

learnWorlds

What pictures, charts, screenshots, or animations will best support the points being made? The best approach is to leave as little to the imagination as possible and have a particular picture of what the final product will look like. It is essential to get the most relevant and appropriate pictures/videos into the course. 3 You will have a clear picture about the learning experience you provide. 4 You will know the required budget for your course.

7 Best WooCommerce Request a Quote Plugins for 2020

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Allow users to request a quote for out of stock products. Comes with a Budget-friendly option. This enables you to provide a clear picture of the total price of a product. Allow customers to request stock more than the available inventory. It is budget-friendly.

7 Best WooCommerce Request a Quote Plugins for 2020

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Allow users to request a quote for out of stock products. Comes with a Budget-friendly option. This enables you to provide a clear picture of the total price of a product. Allow customers to request stock more than the available inventory. It is budget-friendly.

Are in-person workshops dead? How virtual learning can be as good as the real thing

CLO Magazine

After years of being underfunded and underappreciated, there is a projected uptick in the size of learning and development budgets. Zoom Books arrive intact and create a unified story from a set of sequential pictures.

8 Things You Need To Know BEFORE Outsourcing Online Training

ScholarLMS

Before you look elsewhere for your online training needs, you may want to take stock of your in-house talent. At the very least, taking stock of your HR assets allows you to allocate resources more efficiently and minimize your outsourcing assignments. Outsourcing Budget. You must have a clear budget in mind before enlisting the aid of an eLearning outsourcing company.

Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation

Litmos

Sometimes we write it out in text, and support the ideas with images and pictures as well. Stock Photo Subscriptions. Up your image game significantly by applying stock photos to all of your work. There are a few places to find free stock images but I recommend shutterstock. Use iMovie if you are on a budget, or don't want to mess with learning advanced video editing skills. Introduction to Scaling Up Knowledge.

8 Best WooCommerce Reports And Analytics Plugins 2021

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Improve stock management by fetching relevant data, know what type of products you should sell more, trends over time, etc. It connects marketing performance and sales metrics to give you the whole picture of your business!

Free learning & development webinars for June 2021

Limestone Learning

This webinar, hosted by Christine DiDonato, Founder of Career Revolution, guides today’s professionals through a process to unlock an authentic picture of their future and be able to back it up with actions that can be taken today. “ Cicada, close-up, insect ” by Pexels is licensed by Pixabay.

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8 Tips To Develop Real World Online Training Simulations With Limited Resources

EI Design

Fortunately, these tips can help you create real world online training simulations , regardless of your budget or graphic design experience. It doesn’t get more realistic and relatable than pictures and sound effects taken directly from the work environment. Compile an in-house team to help you develop online training simulations on a tight budget. Develop A Realistic Budget Beforehand. How To Develop Real World Online Training Simulations With Limited Resources.

8 Tips To Develop Real World Online Training Simulations With Limited Resources

EI Design

Fortunately, these tips can help you create real world online training simulations , regardless of your budget or graphic design experience. It doesn’t get more realistic and relatable than pictures and sound effects taken directly from the work environment. Compile an in-house team to help you develop online training simulations on a tight budget. Develop A Realistic Budget Beforehand. How To Develop Real World Online Training Simulations With Limited Resources.

5 Ways to Make Your E-learning Courses Interactive

CommLab India

Just collect some relevant pictures and put them on the slide to create an eye-catching collage. To improve your design capabilities further, you could integrate vector stock graphics which can be designed by instructional designers. Some examples of these vector stock graphics are, white board with graph, boxed speech, stacked boxes with descriptions on either side and many more. E-learning to Make The Most of Your Remaining Training Budget.

3 Easy Ways to Create Silhouette Characters

Rapid eLearning

Budgets are tight and stock photos cost money. Because of this you end up using the same stock photos over and over again. The stock characters are treated like a team of improv performers. One possible solution is to shoot your own photos, which I covered in a previous blog post on creating your own stock images. Stock photos also raise the issue of representing diversity. You can pull characters from stock photos or your own pictures.

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8 Video Tips to enhance your e-learning courses

eFront

A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes. It doesn’t matter (much) if you can’t afford to hire a video professional, or if your budget is small. And lots of high impact informational videos have been created using the “drawing on a blackboard” technique, which requires almost no animation budget. Imagine then what a full blown, 24 frames per second, video is worth.

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PODCAST 143: Getting in Touch: How to Talk to People Who Don't Know You with Kata Nyitrai

Sales Hacker

Buyers tightening budgets? So you have photographers all over the world, and they’re taking pictures and that gives you a unique library. This is maybe instead of accessing a traditional stock photo library, would that be accurate?

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

I don’t have a large budget or a lot of time, but I’d like to use more video in my courses. Essentially video is just a media asset like a picture or shape. We discussed it in this blog post on finding free stock images. I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. As always I get a bunch of questions via email when I travel.

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Animated videos for learning: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

video with tips for hosting a virtual conference combines motion graphics (text and symbols) with stock footage of real people in working-from-home situations: 3. What’s a ballpark number for your budget? Based on your skills , budget , and timeframe , you have several options.

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Tips for do-it-yourself artists

Clive on Learning

You can delete, reshape or recolour individual strokes in each picture as if you were in a dedicated vector art package. In Move over stock photos, Poser's here , Cathy Moore looks at alternatives to stock photos, in which, she complains, the girls are always too thin, too pretty and too happy. You can get these figures to adopt whatever pose or expression you like - something that's not possible with clip art or stock photography. Monday was graphics day.

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