Category Archives: Image Search

Where your Photos and Illustrations come from does Matter!

With the ease of Google image search, and the millions of photos and illustrations just one click away from an easy download, why should anyone pay for stock photography? The reason is simple, and important: if you purchase a stock photo or illustration, you are also buying the license to use that photo. Grab something off the internet and you may be violating a copyright, and putting your blog, website, marketing campaign or other project in jeopardy.

Educate yourself about creative commons licenses to get a grasp on the various legal uses of the images you need for your work. All the images available on Cutcaster are royalty-free, giving you broad leeway in how you can use the image. Once you’ve paid for a royalty-free image, you can use it for nearly any purpose. Check out the “Royalty-free” section on our FAQ page for more information.

 

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Featured Collection: Graduation and Graduates

Graduation season is coming up! Check out our lightbox of graduation images featuring illustrations and photographs to illustrate graduation announcements, email newsletters about graduations, invitations to graduation parties and more!

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We’ve also got images for any type of graduation- college, high school, elementary school…and even for your dog and their graduation from puppy school!

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Join our Facebook Community!

We would love to have you “Like” our Facebook page and participate in our Cutcaster Facebook community!

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If you are looking for images, post what you need so we and our talented artists can work to meet those needs!

Photographers and illustrators, we encourage you to post your best work to boost your sales!

Also, if you are building your own Facebook community, check out our Facebook-related images! We have icons, “thumbs up” like icons and more!

 

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Design 101: GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF vs Vectors- What’s the Difference?

Why are there so many image file types? Because every file type has its place. GIF, JPG and PNG are best used on the web, TIFF files work best for print and vectors are the most versatile for editing the size of an image. Vectors can be scaled from tiny business cards all the way up to graphics on the side of a semi-truck trailer. Vectors can also be blown up huge and scaled back down over and over without losing the quality of the original.

Most files (known as rasters) are made up of tiny dots or “pixels” and when you increase or decrease the size of the image, you’re just growing or shrinking all those little dots. Vectors use geometry: points, curves and shapes based on math, so when you increase the size of a vector, you’re not just stretching a ton of pixels, the image is basically recreating itself in the size you need. The final image will need to be ‘rasterized’ and converted into a TIFF or JPG for printing, since printers print in pixels.

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Cutcaster has a wide variety of vector graphics available. When you are searching for an image type, make sure you chose “Vectors Only” in the File Type box on the left side of the page or keep an eye out for the little “V” underneath our illustration thumbnails, indicating that those illustrations are available as a vector.

 

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Featured Collection: The Timeless Romance of Sepia

If you color any photograph with a rich sepia brown tone,  the transformation is more than simply visual, it is emotional. Sepia evokes the past, with its nostalgic homage to vintage photography. It also has a dreamlike quality that makes even familiar objects and landscapes look as if they are from another world or another time. Cutcaster has a stunning collection of images soaked in sepia tones. Use them to heighten the emotion of your message, and connect with your customers through the romance and magic of sepia.

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Searching for: Science, Space and the “Cosmos”

Bridge to the stars

There’s been a lot of buzz about science lately.  There is new information about the Big Bang Theory, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a science show, Cosmos, on Fox and currently image searches for Periodic Table are in the top ten on Google Trends. Who knew science could be so cool? If you are searching for images about science, Cutcaster has what you need in our lightboxes on Science & Technology, Outer Space and Scientific Research .

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Featured Collection: Cute Bunnies, Colorful Eggs, and all things Easter

Easter is just a month away and it’s time to search through our images of green grass, colorful eggs, adorable rabbits, and other images of the spring holiday.  Check out our Easter lightbox to find the perfect photo or illustration for your Easter newsletter, Easter product advertisement, Easter egg hunt flyer, or whatever Easter campaign or event you are planning.

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Looking for the First Flowers of Spring: Fresh Tulips Images

As winter approaches its end, tiny slivers of green begin to reach out from below the melting snow and the thawing earth to remind us that spring is near. It’s a hopeful sign, a sign of rebirth and renewal and we all begin to watch and wait  for those small green buds to bloom and dot the landscape with color. Our gorgeous photographs of  tulips are wonderful images to add to any marketing or advertising this time of year.

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