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What? Who? and Why?.....iCLIPART.com by Vital Imagery

What is iCLIPART.com iCLIPART.com contains over 8 million royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts and sounds. Every iCLIPART.com subscription includes professional-grade imagery in formats compatible with virtually all Macintosh and Windows compatible software. Just choose the format you need and click download. It's that easy! Clipart and photo categories contain great content in popular categories such as holidays, religion, business, sports, animals, food, people and more. With 1,000s of new images added weekly, you'll always be able to find the right image when you need it. Who uses iCLIPART.com Teachers, Students, Church Staff, Web Designers, Social Media Guru's, Business Presenters, Graphic Designers, Brides-to-be, Parents, Children and many more. Read these testimonials: I subscribed to another clipart site but I had trouble with the images. Based on your prompt response and willingness to help, I know I

Simple Tips For Taking Pictures of Your Christmas Tree

Here area few simple tips for taking pictures of your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season. There are two pieces of equipment, besides my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, that I always use when photographing a Christmas Tree: my tripod and my remote shutter release. If you don't have those, you can find a nice sturdy surface and camera timer, to take your shot. First, turn your flash off - flash will be too overpowering. Simply keep your usual room lights on and turn on the tree lights for a warm ambient light image. Next, it's important to use a tripod. Since you’re going to be using the ambient light in the room, you’ll need a slow shutter speed. Without a tripod, your shots will likely come out blurry. Use a low ISO, around 100 or 200 to avoid grainy images.    Get in close, take some up close images of your favourite decorations and ornaments. If possible use a remote / cable release, if you don’t have one, set the timer on your camera to avoid even the slightest mov

The Importance of Having Quality Images on Your Website and Social Media Pages

In an age of visual culture and  social media consumption, high  quality images aren't a luxury, they're a necessity for attracting  potential clients. People often overlook their use of images on their site. Is the risk worth it? Users decide if they'll stay on a site within the first 10-20 seconds.   What can you do to improve engagement?    1. If you have an online store or website you need to include high definition images that drive higher engagement and sales. 2. If you use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter as an important part of your social media marketing strategy then you need to include photos in your updates and not just text and links. There are 2 essential things to keep in mind when it comes to    adding images to your website or Social Media accounts:     1. Images must be high quality     2. Images must be relevant to your content   Now that you have a grasp on why it is so  important to include a good quality im

This New Year Help Your Business Save Time and Money

As we quickly approach the New Year it is often a time of reflection and introspection. We look back on a year of memories and inside ourselves to contemplate what impact we may have had on those memories. The beginning of a new year also brings with it a sense of refreshing and promise, along with new projects and to-do lists waiting to be completed. This New Year let iCLIPART.com help your business save time and money. Does your workplace use Power-Points?  Here are some ideas for making great Power-Point presentations: Keep it Simple. Stick to your core message. Keep in mind Power-Point uses slides with a horizontal or “Landscape” orientation Limit bullet points & text. Use high-quality graphics. ( iPHOTOS.com , iCLIPART.com, Animation Factory ) Have a visual theme, but avoid using Power-Point templates. Use appropriate charts. Use colour well. Choose your fonts well. According to the 10/20/30 rule, a Power-Point presentation should

It’s December! Time for Tree Trimming, Christmas Mail Outs and Christmas Crafts.

It’s December! Time for Tree Trimming, Christmas Mail Outs and Christmas Crafts. Designing your own labels for a personal touch or creating Christmas crafts that you can get the whole family involved with. Save time and money when you subscribe to our royalty-free image website, with budget friendly pricing, at  iCLIPART.com . No more spending hours trying to research if images, clipart etc. are safe to use. Just search the category you're interested in:  Christmas   /  Winter /  New Year and choose from the millions of images in our amazing collection. Create letters for mailing, or have the kids send their letters to Santa, on our beautiful pages. If you're late getting your mail out, you can always email them to friends and family... and Santa too!! santaclaus@emailsanta.com All you have to do is personalize them.   At iCLIPART.com you will find fabulously festive images to use as gift tags for all of your Holiday Gift Giving. Personal

You’re Ready to Create!

Eye-catching PowerPoint presentations, flyers that pop, websites that impress, social media that makes your users want to engage - you want the perfect images. You decide to search online and you find thousands of wonderful images, but chances are very high that an image on the internet is copyrighted. Don’t let your business or personal life get complicated by legal issues. With subscription websites like ours you have access to millions of images, as well as fonts and sounds . Choose the site that best suits your needs… www.iphotos.com www.iclipart.com www.clipart.com www.animationfactory.com Flexible plans available. Sign up for a single-user license, search, find and start downloading. It's that easy. Get extra value with new content added monthly. Multi-user and site licenses are also available. Educators! We also offer a curated version of Clipart.com suitable for use by teachers and students in all educational institutions and environments. Visit sc

Adding Text to Images to Create Something Special

There are many reasons why you might want to add your own text to clipart and photos. Some of the most popular are wedding or birthday invitations, new baby notifications and even social media posts and memes. Fortunately there are many different ways to create the perfect image! If you have image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW or GIMP adding text is very straightforward. Not only can you easily add the words themselves but changing the colors and styles is also quick and easy: How to Add Text in Photoshop How to Add Text to Photos in Photoshop Adding and Selecting Text in CorelDRAW These are not your only program options of course! You can find a great selection of links to both free and commercial Image Editing Software programs on our Pinterest page. One of the benefits of using such software is that by downloading and installing fonts from our websites you will have many more styles to choose from when creating your masterpiece! Any fonts you ins

Some of Our Favorite Images for Summer

We are really lucky that our kids don't actually go back to school until after the Canadian Labour Day long weekend. This gives them a couple more weeks to enjoy their Summer vacation and the amazing weather we have been granted this year! We thought we would take a look at the images people have been busy downloading over the last few months and there are some absolutely amazing ones! Here is a selection of three of our favorite summer-themed images from the top downloads on our websites: Nothing says "Summer" like watermelon, ice cream and strawberries! This delicious clipart image has them all. It's available in seven different file formats including JPG, EPS and AI. iCLIPART.com clipart image #1756695 The sun has been particularly busy for us this Summer and this cute cartoon version definitely looks like it's been having a good time! This image is also available in seven different file formats. Clipart.com clipart image #109352864 Sunflowers

Back to School Images for Presentations, Worksheets and Handouts

Happily (or sadly depending on who you ask) our kids still have a few weeks left of their Summer vacation. For many other students around the world though the time has come to start the new school year! Many teachers use our websites to source copyright-safe images for their worksheets, presentations and handouts at school. Not only do we have a huge selection of educational themed images but members are certain that the images they download have been legally licensed from the artists and photographers who created them. Come and see some of the images we have available to download: Education Clipart at iCLIPART.com Back to School Clipart and Stock Photos at Clipart.com 3D School Animations at Animation Factory Education Photos at iPHOTOS.com In recognition of the amazing, and challenging, job that teachers do we are happy to offer them a special educational discount on any of our one year subscriptions. Please contact us for more information!

Amazing Images and Designs for Wedding Invitations

Not surprisingly many couples pick a day during the Summer months for their wedding day. The chance of nice weather is greatly increased and there is a much greater choice of beautiful venues to pick from. My husband and I were lucky to pick a particularly hot and sunny day 13 years ago in July for our big day. We got married outside on the porch of our beautiful Victorian home while our guests sweltered out on the lawn. Fortunately for them the ceremony was not too long and much fun was had by all as we enjoyed the warm evening festivities. As the owners of   iCLIPART.com   we were fortunate to have a large array of beautiful illustrations to choose from when we designed our invitations.  Here is a selection of some of our favorites: https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=65089828 If you are lucky enough to be planning your big day why not check out the complete collection of wedding clipart, animations and photos on our websites! Wedding clipart from   iCLI

Clipart, Photos and Animations to Celebrate the Amazing Country that is Canada!

Although I was not born in this amazing country called Canada, I have been lucky to live here for many years now. Coming from the UK I still never cease to marvel at just how vast and diverse a country Canada is. Even after all this time I have still only scratched a tiny portion of the wonders it holds. It may be a stereotype, but the people here really are that friendly and it is a pleasure to live and work alongside them! Our websites have a great selection of clipart, photos and animations to help celebrate this Canada Day Weekend - we hope you enjoy browsing through them! Canadian Images on Clipart.com Canadian-themed Clipart on iCLIPART.com Everything Canada on Animation Factory Beautiful Photos of Canada on iPHOTOS.com

Time for a Change at iCLIPART.com!

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results?q=change "Without change there is  no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who  initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that   is inevitable." William Pollard Change can be scary, annoying and inconvenient. It can also be exciting and open you up to new adventures and possibilities! If you haven't already visited iCLIPART.com today we hope you will come and see what the winds of change have brought to the website. Here are some of the updates that we have made and we hope you will find them to be improvements! - Larger, easier to see thumbnail images. - A responsive design that adjusts itself to your browser size. - The advanced search options are now hidden u

Introducing Ania Velichkovsky

Without our amazing contributors we wouldn't be able to offer our customers the diverse and exciting selection of images that we do today! It is very hard to choose one artist to feature out of all the exceptionally talented photographers and illustrators we represent. One of the most popular with our customers is Ania Velichkovsky and so here is a little more about her: Ania Velichkovsky was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. With its famous romantic white nights, snowy winter scenes, extraordinary and historical architecture, visual inspiration was everywhere. It's no wonder that she grew to love art and appreciate beauty. Ania attended art college and started her career in animation spending many happy years in the studio honing her craft, infusing life, detail, technical excellence and feeling into her work. She further developed her design skills moving on to commercial graphics and illustration, and 2008 was introduced to the stock photography indus

Music Inspires Life. This Music Clipart will Inspire Your Projects

Sometimes social media really can be entertaining.  I don't generally play the games. Only occasionally, perhaps when bored, will I play the quizzes.  I never get caught up in the requests for reposting.  And I'm not too enthusiastic about accepting the 'challenges' that come my way. Yet, every once in a while, there is one of the latter that titillates, that appeals to my interests or my curiosity. Recently I noticed that my son had posted a 10-day challenge calling on his nominees to post a photo of "one of their all-time favourite albums, in no particular order, but something that made an impact and is still on the rotation list". Over two days he nominated siblings and I found myself waiting, hopeful, wanting to be part of this. Because for as long as I can remember music has mattered to me.  It has made me feel alive, comforted me, soothed me and inspired me. I certainly knew then,  that coming up with 10 albums that affected me in some profound way

Beautiful Children in Beautiful Photos from iPHOTOS.com and Clipart.com That are Sure to Heal Your Soul

"The soul is healed by being with children." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky Such a powerful truth spoken in so few words.  Especially in the mind of a grandparent. I loved my children with all of the devotion and adoration that any parent does. I knew when I first met each of them, that there was magic in my my life that hadn't been there before.  But it wasn't until my grandchildren arrived that I was able to relax a bit and truly enjoy every wakeful minute spent with them. Looking at the world through the eyes of little ones is like seeing it for the first time. The pleasure of their company, for even a few brief hours,  fills the space around you with energy and light.  Children are laughter and play, song and dance, imagination and creativity. Being with them lets us forget for a while that life isn't always fair or right, that there is a world full of worrisome events and troubles out there. Any time they come to visit is a breath of fresh air infused into the

Inspire Your Projects and Your Life With 2 Amazing Collections of Yoga Images from iCLIPART.com and Clipart.com

"The very heart of yoga practice is 'abyhasa' — steady effort in the direction you want to go." — Sally Kempton. For roughly five years now I've been trying to make a steady effort in the direction of improved health by practising a bit of yoga — first with attendance at a weekly class, full of grunting and groaning women,  now on my own,  guided by books and videos. The inspiration for joining a class came mostly from common sense. The creaking and cramping that was going on in this body of mine was a good indicator that life wasn't going to be getting any kinder to it if I didn't soon find a way to slow the downhill slide a bit.  Though I've far from mastered any of the many poses, I did recognize swiftly that my stamina, balance and strength improved dramatically. The challenges of yoga clearly were outweighed by the benefits. Our yogini often shared articles that spoke to these many benefits, too, in case we were ever in any doubt. Arthriti

Whether It's Raining or Shining You'll Find the Right Clipart in These 2 Fantastic Collections

Canada is a pretty great country in which to live.   It is diverse in its people, its culture and its weather. The true north strong and free is, in a nutshell,  a nation of 'nice' people, of wide open spaces, abundant resources and the strangest mess of weather you can find anywhere. In this particular corner of the nation, we are always eager for the warm weather that accompanies spring. This year, however, it seems to be somewhat slow in reaching its full potential. At least, when you're as happy as I am to see the last of winter, it has certainly felt that way. Temperatures in the first few weeks of the new season haven't been quite as frigid as those in the deep freeze of winter; however, a frosty chill was carried along on winds that careened from the cold north and damp east more often than not. The early Easter of 2018 arrived with few lawns having been raked and cleared for the annual egg hunt. Taking part in it meant that winter coats were required for t

Spring Blooms in Our Wonderful Collections of Images

For quite a few years now, the walk has been happening most days. And in winter, it has never been exactly the walk I'd like. But it's only a few more weeks, and I know that trudging out the door to make my way to one destination or another is going to get a whole lot easier.  Spring has officially arrived and on the heels of that there will be the budding of warm weather and pretty blooms very soon. You can actually feel it already. Less bundling is required than in previous months. Sure, there's still a nip in the air. Nothing, however, like the deep freeze of late January's inhumane bitterness.  Ambling along on this  day, I felt the sign of winter's thaw when the sun poking through a break in the clouds chased away the chill in my cheeks with its soothing warmth. These early changes in spring's atmosphere have always had a heartening effect on me. I recall the first time I noticed that I noticed that. It was many, many years ago very early in the seaso

So Much to Look Forward to in Spring, Starting First With These Great Easter Egg Hunt Photos

Easter Egg Hunt Photos Spring had arrived, but on that day, overnight,  Mother Nature took an opportunity to remind us that when it comes to winter's ultimate farewell, it's not exactly packing its bags. A glance out the window showed a pristine landscape that had once again been blanketed with a new cover of fluffy flakes. While it might have been a little disheartening, it was also unquestionably picturesque, a reality that's much easier to accept at the end of the season. There's so much to enjoy at this time of year. We look forward to snow showers turning to rain, which in turn will wash away the detritus left in Old Man Winter's wake.  We know that soon, yes, the skies will be crying. But that goes hand in hand with sprouting flowers and trilling birds.  The heaviest of our cold-weather duds will be packed away and lighter, breezier fashions will find their way back to the closet.  The landscape will brighten, the grass will green and trees will bud.

Acknowledging the Spiritual Significance of Easter With Inspiring Images from iCLIPART.com and Clipart.com

"Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection." — Watchman Nee While thoughts are full these days of spring's arrival, as we long to bid farewell to winter and as we dream of sunny days of warmth and colour, we also are looking forward to a rather significant holiday. In just a short time, it will be Easter, perhaps the most meaningful event on the Christian calendar. It is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, held on the Sunday following Good Friday, the acknowledgement of his crucifixion. As a child growing up in an indisputably more conservative society than that of today, in a modest town in the middle of a rural community, you can well be assured that my religious upbringing was going to be thorough. My father was the Sunday School superintendent and church elder. My mom was a busy member of the women's league, and both of my older siblings taught Sunday School. All of them, at some point, sang in the choi