Monday, February 13, 2012

Win 10 Free Downloads from Fotolia's deviantART Collection!

Fotolia introduces the new deviantART collection!  Over 3,000 images to choose from in this collection.

News:
deviantART collection now available exclusively at Fotolia
January 12, 2012 - Fotolia and deviantART(dA) partner up to deliver a stunning collection, containing the finest photographs from dA's community of artists.
  • The collection includes close to 3,000 images and features a wide variety of categories, courtesy of fine art photographers, representing over fifty countries around the globe.
  • All images in the collection were curated by a group of professional image editors.
  • dA is the world's largest online community for artists and art enthusiasts.
  • The collection is available exclusively at Fotolia
  • View and download images from the deviantART collection at www.fotolia.com/dacollection
Facts:

  • Fotolia offers the largest image bank of free and most affordable royalty free photos and illustrations perfect for any medium, web or print.
  • So far, there are 15,640,537 images, vectors and HD videos available at Fotolia.
  • There are over 3,009,228 Fotolia members around the world.
  • It was started by Oleg Tscheltzoff, Patrick Chassany and Thibaud Elziere in November 2005.
  • 229,400 video clips in .mov, .avi, .wmv and flv formats.
  • Fotolia also displays images from the most well known agencies in the world. Those exceptional images are available in the Infinite Collection.
  • With the introduction of the Infinite Collection, Fotolia became the first worldwide microstock organization to offer both crowd-sourced and professional images on one site.
  • Fotolia spans the globe with websites in 12 languages and offices in 15 countries.
  • Free photos and vectors are offered daily to Facebook fans.
  • Fotolia's headquarters are in New York city and offices in Seattle, Washington and Paris, France.
  • Fotolia Plug-In instantly adds high-resolution photos, videos and illustrations to your Microsoft Office PowerPoint or Word documents.
  • Fotolia Desktop Widget is the new way to search for stock images, vector and videos on your desktop with slick and intuitive drag and drop interface.
  • More information can be found at www.fotolia.com or Wikipedia
  • All images offered on Fotolia are Royalty free, they can be used for all kinds of professional documents with no limit on time or copies:
  • Creation of advertising media
  • Creation of professional documents
  • Illustration of press articles
  • Illustration of websites, blogs, newsletters, web banners...
  • Illustration multimedia documents
  • Illustration / Decorations on TV shows or movies
  • Creation of derivative products (Extended license)

8 reasons for fotolia microstock:

1. Time Savings
Fotolia services will save you time, as you are much more likely to find what you need quickly. A savings in time translates into saving money.
2. Clear Licensing Agreement
One hazard of being a designer is learning about copyright laws, restrictions and licenses. On the free photo sites, you have to read the fine print for each and every photo you use. Some photographs come with no restrictions, some are only for non-commercial use and some require the name of the photographer. You don’t have to deal with this headache on Fotolia. The licensing agreement will be the same for all photos in the license category you select, which is typically a standard royalty-free license.
3. Availability of Vector Art and Illustrations
Fotolia offers a wide variety of vector art and illustrations. Illustrated graphics can give a course a completely unique look and feel. Vector art refers to graphics that are hand drawn in a tool like Adobe Illustrator. Because they exist as mathematical renderings, they can be expanded to any size and manipulated in a vector graphics program.
4. Compelling Images
You can find photos based on a concept, emotion or theme. You can find people doing interesting things and simple single objects that are ready to use.
5. Guaranteed Model Releases
You need the signed release of a model to use his or her photo. Model releases are guaranteed with a paid service. This is not true on a free site. That’s why I never use photographs of a person from a free service.
6. More Efficient Search
There’s nothing like typing in the search term ‘money’ and getting back photos of the Eiffel tower. This kind of poor search functionality is common on some free photo sites. On the other hand, efficient search functionality is one of the foundations of Fotolia. Fotolia has staff to tag their photos with keywords, so the results are usually more accurate. The keywords are also translated in many languages.
7. Supports The Arts
The world would only be shades of gray without the Arts. By paying for images, you’re helping photographers and illustrators earn a living. We need them.
8. Reduces Stress
When you can quickly find the graphics you like and need, it reduces your level of stress. And we all need that.

My review:
This is the 2nd opportunity to review for fotolia and I am loving it!  I have a lot of fun finding photos that I will be able to use in my work.  The new deviantART collection sure has a lot of awesome photos to choose from.   Downloading is easy.   I want to share a few of the photos that I chose that are about love since Valentine's Day is right around the corner:




Disclaimer:  I received a 30 day subscription to fotolia for the purpose of this review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

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