Free and blogger friendly stock images are pretty popular on the internet. Yep, others know about it too. Sorry. BUT there is something pretty awesome you can do to personalise them a little and that’s editing them to your desires. I recommend Photoshop but most free editing programmes will do a lot of this anyway!
Cropping an image down is a great way of focussing detail on one particular area of a photograph. It helps to draw attention to one area of the photograph.
By using text, you are making your images pinnable (for Pinterest, duh!) as well as making them a title piece as well as an image. Why does using text make images pinnable? Because it essentially becomes a resource. Sort of like a book cover in a book shop. If you had no title, it makes it a little difficult to see what it is. Although I like this feature a lot, I don’t use it myself.
COLOUR CHANGE UPS
Using hues, selective colour and other tools that can make your stock photos pop! Below I have implemented the crop option and played around with the colours to help the image stand out.
It only takes a few minor changes to make your stock photos personal to your tastes. It will be this that makes them a little bit more unique and stand out from other blogs.