Thanks to sites like Istock, Shutterstock and Dreamstime the market is currently filled with millions of high-quality images. Now even the most anal graphic design bod can locate the perfect image for their project. But you have to pay a subscription charge to these agencies. Surely the internet has come up with a decent free alternative? Well, you can find photographs for free but it is by no means guaranteed you will get the picture you are after without paying. Vectors, on the other hand, are a different story.
Vectors and vector art has surged in popularity in recent times. Many artists now give away their work for nothing and earn revenue through advertising networks instead. Thanks to this development you will be able to locate excellent vector images in all formats for free. One of the best sites for this is www.freevector.com as they have over 11,000 vector images available to download right now.
As more people decide to share their stock of images free sites might one day begin to rival the large microstock sites. Letting people have what they need without paying is part of the philosophy of popular movements such as Occupy and the ethos is spreading throughout the internet design community. The more we access and support free vector sites the more chance we have of making free resources available for everyone.