Finding Great (and Free) Images on the Web

If you need a royalty-free image for a promotion (and by "royalty-free," we mean you don't have to pay to use it), one of your best options is www.clipart.com. You can search among their collection of over 2,600,000 clipart images, photos, animations, fonts, and sounds. And you don't pay until you're ready to buy. When you find what you're looking for, you can subscribe for a week (at only $13.95), 3 months, 6 months, or a year. The subscription allows you unlimited downloads.

If you're looking to find FREE images, Google makes it easy. They have a special search engine that hunts the Web just for images.

Start at www.google.com. On the main screen, click on the "Images" link under their logo. This takes you to their "Image Search Page."

Type key words in the box. Then click the "Google Search" button.

If you're a power user, click the "Advanced Image Search" link. You'll go to a page that offers you more options to refine your search.

Warning: Make sure the images you choose to use are royalty-free. If not, be sure to pay for them.

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Published: November 1, 2004

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