If you are creating a project report, then you might also have to include photos in it. And though there are many stock photo websites, finding the perfect image that matches the project report can be tough. Below, we look at the three steps you can follow to make sure that you find the perfect photo for your report.
Know What You Want
You must have a very clear idea as to what exactly you want. Be as detailed as possible. If you are too vague, then you might end up wasting time trying to find a picture for the project. For example, suppose that you are looking for a picture for your project about setting up a house on a lakeside. Now, you might search for an image using a term like ‘lakeside house’. This is too simplistic. You have to first decide many other things like whether it will be a two storey or single storey house, whether it must be made of wood or glass, how near to the water the house should be, and so on. This will help you to identify the right pictures for your project quickly.
Use The Power Of Filters
Almost all websites that offer royalty free photos have filters that allow you to narrow down the offerings to specific technical details. If they do offer it, be sure to utilize it fully. Such filters can allow you to search the library on the basis of specifications like image size, resolution, color, and so on. And if you have already about such things, the only thing you need to do is to set up the filters before you search for the image. For example, if you are looking for a black and white photo of a dove with a full HD resolution, then the filters on the website will help you narrow the dove pictures in the library to those that have your technical specs.
Identify Ideal Photos
Now, once you have a list of potential photos, carefully go over them and identify those that are close to your vision. If you do find a photo that matches exactly with your expectations, then good for you. However, the reality is that photos that match your exact expectations are very hard to come by. In fact, they might not even exist. So, rather than waste your precious time by searching consistently for a photo, try to zero in on the images that match close to your idea. And then, you can use any of the photo manipulation software to manipulate them to look exactly the way you want. Just make sure that you do have the rights to edit the photos when buying them from the website.
And as long as you follow the steps outlined above, you should comfortably be able to find out perfect photos for any of your projects.