In the past we’ve shared some of our favorite hacks for taking photos that are perfect for ecommerce. Here are the best places to find free photos to use for your commercial use, the best tools to create Pin worthy pics and the hot new place to share them.

 

Creative Commons Licenses

This search engine allows you to browse for images that are licensed for repurpose and sharing. Perfect tool to find images to build upon with your own logo, text and more- or, find completed images that you can use as is.

Search for a photo using Creative Commons

Search for a photo using Creative Commons

 

 

Pixteller

Pixteller is touted as a “poster maker,” but it’s brilliant for creating Pinterest worthy images. Edit the background, text, photos, icons and more, however you like. The interface is intuitive to use (I, a non-technical person, was able to navigate it pretty easily), and there are lots of options to choose from. The height of each poster is easily adjustable to add length, making the final result ideal for pinning.

 

 

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The Terminator and cats. Why not.

 

We Heart It

Now that you have an arsenal of sweet, share worthy pictures, sign up for some sites to get your stuff out and in front of the right audiences. Most ecommerce business owners are already marketing on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, but there’s a new kid on the block that could bring you closer to your niche. We Heart It is a photo sharing site where users browse through tags that interest them and curate photos that they “heart.” If you are a fashion retailer or your target market is highly engaged, tech-savvy millennial, this could be the newest social platform for you to check out. Create an account, upload content and start following people with similar interests to what you sell.

Are there any other photo editing or streaming sites that you swear by? Where have you had success so far? Let us know in the comments, and we can build a follow up post to share!

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