Sometimes, I'll be working on a piece that calls for a photo that I just don't have in my arsenal. At those times, I'll turn to stock photography, and being the thrifty (read "cheap") person that I am, I always look at the free sites first. For the sake of today's post, I'll be looking for pictures of onions at some of my favorite sites.
My all-time favorite is stock.xchng. This site's huge gallery containing over 330,000 quality stock photos by more than 25.000 photographers. Stock.xchng has an excellent search engine. The whole site is easy to navigate and use. The quality here is particularly good, so this is always my first stop when I'm looking for stock photos. When I typed in the term "onion" in the stock.xchng search engine, more than 250 images popped up.
FreeFoto.com is made up of more than 1110,000 images with 147 sections organized into 3,158 categories. The site is heavy on travel and transportation photos, and is an excellent resource when you're looking for those types of shots. Be warned--you'll get annoying popups when using this site. Still, if you're looking for a travel photo, this is a good place to start. It gave me nine onion pictures to choose from.
FreeDigitalPhotos.Net offers thousands of low-resolution images that are royalty-free. They offer higher resolution images at a cost. Because of their resolution, these images are only suitable for your web-based projects. At FreeDigitalPhotos.Net, I had 13 onion photos to choose from.
I had a little bit better luck at MorgueFile, which contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use. When I typed "onions" into the site's easy-to-use search engine, I had 141 results.