10 Reasons Why You Should Pay For Stock Photos

The eLearning Coach

Stock photos and illustrations won’t solve all your graphic needs but there are a lot of uses for them in online learning. Unless you always shoot your own photos, the question is whether you should pay for stock photos and illustrations or use one of the free services. You can find a long list of both types on this Resource page— Stock Photo and Illustration Sites. You can find photos based on a concept, emotion or theme.

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Let’s Talk Scenarios! Bryan chats with Anna Sabramowicz


I think watching the whole interview is great … but, if you’re short on time, scan the topics below and jump to the section that interests you most: How I got started in eLearning – I’m an accidental instructional designer, too. ( What’s wrong with most stock photo sites and how eLearningArt overcomes that ( 3:55 ). Degrees of emotion and how these are captured in eLearningArt photos ( 9:55 ). Photos vs illustrations. Advice, tips, and surprising reveals!


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6 Visual Design Tips to Make Your Course More Effective


Organize content so that it can be scanned in an E. Dated stock photos can make your course look old and out of touch, and can subtly suggest to learners that it isn’t as trustworthy.

Learning Should Include all Stakeholders

Adobe Captivate

Cost Saving Training: As the company already owned a full media studio for the product video and photo shoots, it would be wise to use this to create the training for every furniture product that was stocked by the company. Employees only need to scan the QR code to access the training and or datasheet. To access either data sheer or video training the employee just has to scan a QR code on their iPad. Making eLearning work by including all stakeholders.

Use Images that Make a Difference

eLearning Brothers

Our learners typically browse and scan our courses as they would a site. Here are the main results of his study: - Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information but ignore fluffy pictures used to “jazz up&# Web pages. Photos of products and real people (as opposed to stock photos of models) often fall into this category. I’ve written various blogs about why gratuitous eLearning images are bad.

Virtually Amazing: What to Know about Augmented Reality (AR) for eLearning


Photo by UNIBOA on Unsplash. A pair of smart glasses with object recognition capabilities would scan the book while you’re reading it. Photo by Monopoly919 via Adobe Stock. Photo by Delphotostock via Adobe Stock.

What I like

eLearning 24-7

You are going to have the famous we need to “Scan your badge” or can we “scan your badge”, and even if you are a prospect or interested in the system, expect less than 50% to ever contact you.

Common Visual Design Mistakes That Ruin the Way Your Course Looks

Rapid eLearning

Without a structured design, we tend to scan in a Z pattern. Or going a stock photo site and trying to come up with ideas. If everything on the screen looks equal it’s hard to scan the content and even more difficult to figure out what fits where. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

5 PowerPoint Design Tips That Wow!

DigitalChalk eLearning

Users will often “scan” the slide, and if they see a full slide of text, they will likely ignore it. Big Stock Photo , iStockphoto , and Shutterstock are three great resources, full of quality images! Sometimes a PowerPoint presentation may be the majority of your course content. If that is the case, you want to be sure that you have the best PowerPoint you can. Stop creating those outdated presentations and impress your students with these 5 basic design tips.

Top five tips for designing engaging graphics for e-learning

Saffron Interactive

While stock photography can be useful, relying on it entirely can often result in dry and unoriginal work. Ask a colleague to be a model for a photo that can then be used as a reference for an illustration. Include scanned and hand drawn elements to add a personal touch to your work. Creating original graphics for an e-learning course can be a challenging task, particularly when anything that’s created has to comply with strict branding guidelines.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

A very good tool will require the learner to either scan/photograph their driver license (not a fan of this), or capture a photo of them through their web cam. System comes with digital assets (stock photos, clip art, video clips, themes, etc.) System can scan documents, courses, content, audio and video files and produce text results in a transcript or similar items. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part II

JCA Solutions

Because we don’t read online, we scan. And we scan typically in an F-shaped pattern. Besides, graphics don’t have to be limited to just images you grab off a stock photo website. Or even photos you capture yourself. Content Can Be an eLearning Disaster Too. Design is queen but content is king. You can do all the right things in your course design and layout. Solid structure. Beautiful interface.

How to Make Online Courses Engaging


Keep text content to the point and cater for people who scan through large sections of text on the screen by highlighting the most important elements so that these stand out. are nifty tools that can help you with this – Grammarly helps scan for pesky typos too. If you’re using illustrations, don’t throw in random stock photos. eLearning courses come in all different shapes and sizes. From PDF docs to video tutorials to webinars, you’ve got lots of options.

FAQ: How Do You Manage the Graphics in Your E-Learning Course?

Rapid eLearning

Use a Photo Management Application. Picasa or Windows Live Photo Gallery (both free) will scan your hard drive and locate images. Check out the Photo Fuse feature in Windows Live Photo Gallery (could the name be a little longer please). It’s pretty slick and could come in handy if shooting your own stock photos. Most of the times when I look for photos that I’ve used in the past, it’s always based on a previous project.

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100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Just upload a photo or a gradient as a source and let them do the rest. Photos & Graphics. New Old Stock – a collection of vintage photos from public archives. Moose by Icons8 — Interesting new option for free stock photos that match each other [link] You can even download them all as a big.zip file. Findshot – Yet another great looking resource for free stock photos.

Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever


Trish would be diagnosed with cancer, waiting for the results of her latest scan while we traveled to the eclipse. Before we hit the road, we would stock up on water, soda, snacks and sandwiches for the road trip. (My I shot this photo from my vantage place on the floor.). On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon raced across the U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina at an average speed of over 2,000 miles per hour.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

A scan across the market is clearly showing that this has become a required feature in an authoring tool. While RCATs never really offered a robust set of Clip Art for their customers (heck, most offered ZERO), they are now slowly offering images of people – not cartoon like, or an outline – but actual stock people images. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean?

28 Best WooCommerce Plugins in 2021

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

It even allows your customers to send in photos and video reviews. Plus, it enables you to notify buyers once a product is back in stock. You can even schedule the stock availability to capture leads. ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce by Stock Management Labs.

Using graphics in eLearning: where to draw the line?

Unicorn Training

As Connie explained, the advantages of low-fidelity images include quick scanning, less information in working memory, fewer distractions, fewer misunderstandings, and less information to process. To do this, use a photo editor such as Photoshop to compress the size of the image, making sure you use the right file format as well. Better still, use stock photos for glossy professional pictures, it does come at a price but it is worth it.

17 Online Tools You Need For Awesome Social Media Content


Visual content, on the other hand, comprises photos, images, infographics, videos, slideshows, gifs, emojis, any visual element within a social media post. The app consists of a user-friendly and interactive interface for photo and video edits. Top 15 Websites to Get Free Stock Images.

Tech Toolbox March 2021

Mike Taylor

Choose from thousands of royalty-free images, including stock images, icons, videos, cut-out characters, and stickers that you can insert in your Office files. Turn your photos and video clips into a professional video slideshow in minutes.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


BookBub — In addition to serving as an e-reader, BookBub provides alerts for discounted or free ebooks to keep your personal library stocked. Let PaperKarma handle it—simply scan your junk mail and this app will track down the culprit and remove you from the list. Additionally, you an access photos that can be overlaid with the modern view to create a truly unique experience. Scan food barcodes to easily track intake and import fitness activities to track your progress!

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


BookBub — In addition to serving as an e-reader, BookBub provides alerts for discounted or free ebooks to keep your personal library stocked. Let PaperKarma handle it—simply scan your junk mail and this app will track down the culprit and remove you from the list.