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3 Questions to Ask When Selecting Stock Images

Purchasing stock images for their photographic needs can save businesses time and money. Stock photographs are available for every industry and interest, so you can find the type of pictures you need for a website, printed materials or for any other purpose. However, when you search for stock scenic photos or any other type of stock photography, there are three questions you should ask.

Is it Relevant?

When you need an image for your website or printed marketing materials, you need to ask yourself if the photos you’ve found are relevant for your needs. Even though you may have found a powerful or cool image, if it doesn’t fit the article or blog post it’s accompanying, then it is going to be ineffective. Look for images to complement the content on your site so it will have the proper impact and make sense to the audience

Is it on Target?

When choosing images for your needs, you need to ask if they speak to the demographic for which your products or services are made. The pictures you choose need to reflect the interests of your target audience to draw the attention from both current and potential customers. If the photos are at odds with your audience, they will lose interest in the content on your site, your materials and possibly your company.

Can it be Improved?

When you find an image to fit your needs, ask if it can be improved. Perhaps it needs to be resized to its allotted space, use keywords in the caption and image file to draw attention from searchers or perhaps it needs to be cropped to make it a more powerful image.

By asking these questions when choosing images for business use, they will better serve your needs by drawing interest from the intended audience of your products or services.