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Why you should check your stock images before you post to social media

Thursday, September 21, 2023

A young woman stands with her arms in the air, her white cricket jumper almost lost on the white background

Before you upload a stock image to your latest masterpiece, give it the once over. Not a general glance, but a really deep, considered examination of what's going on.

More than a few times I've seen subtle mistakes in images:

If there's a problem with the image, reject it.

Doesn't matter if you paid for it or got it free, bad imagery turns customers away. It also opens you up to ridicule.

Better to burn a bad image than have to deal with a social media storm afterwards. Or see a page underperform.

And for the record, I've dropped a few howlers in my stock photography too.

My name is Ross Hori

I'm a freelance writer, designer and photographer. By day I create articles, features and reports. At night I take photos and write fiction.

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