As small business owners, we all have to deal with images. We use them for blogging our thoughts or sharing on social media platforms. We also have images that are associated to our business like Logo images. Here are small business images tips to help you stay organized.
For logo images:
- Keep the logo images in a separate folder on your computer.
- Keep a copy of the color numbers/codes for your particular logo. It should be handy if you want to use them to create other images for your quote or other images that you want to be identified with your business.
- Here are some examples to use your own color codes with images: your quotes, advertising, help wanted, etc…
- When you are in the font or background color area, you should be able to type in the code for your particular color.
For Social Media images:
What type of camera should I use?
Well, you really don’t need a camera. If you have an iPhone or a newer Android phone and have a steady hand, you should be able to use them to take great images. The resolution of the images are good enough for the web.
Where to take pictures for backgrounds in images?
- Local parks
- Local zoos
- Your backyard
- In your home
- A friends backyard with their permission
After you upload the image from your phone or camera, here are step-by-step instructions on organizing your images on your computer. This will help you when searching for images.
- Save as a JPG
- Always rename your images to describe the image. Look at the image and decide what is the main topic in the image.
- Then, what is the next main topic.
- An example of a file name could be: Roses_garden.jpg
Note: I like to put all the random misc. images in one folder. It seems to work better when searching.
I can’t end this post without saying something about sharing other’s images on your blog or social media accounts.
You must always give resources. That would include a link from the site you shared from or a tag that includes the owner’s name or their site. NEVER copy and paste a photo from someone else’s site without giving acknowledgement. Remember when you are sharing on social media or your website, these are your company’s property. And, rules are different for companies than individuals. So, always air on the side of caution and share the link of where you got this information.
I hope this helps you organize your small business images. What is your main issue with images for your small business? Please leave a comment below. I may create a post about your particular issue. Thanks for stopping by.