How To Get Multiple Images From One Stock Photo

How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo

Extend the shelf life and versatility of your stock photos, whether they come from a freebie, a purchase or a membership plan, and get 3, 4, maybe even 5 times the value of the cost of a single stock image!

Just look at how I got 6 additional images out of one stock photo:

The stock photo:

How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Example

The 6 extra images I got from this one image:

 

How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Example

Benefits of using multiple stock photos:

• The images will work much harder for your brand

• It makes the stock images way better value for money

• You can create cohesive looking marketing campaigns and social media feeds

• It gives you more to talk about on a certain topic

• Or it let’s you spread out your conversation on that topic over several posts or emails without using the exact same image

• It’s super easy to do, and the tools required are free!

So let’s look at 5 ways you can get more images out of one stock photo:

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How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo

1: Crop

You can use Canva (by creating a photo grid the size you want and then inserting your photo and moving the image to where you want it to be) or you can use a free editing service such as BeFunky.

Cropping works best with busy images with plenty going on, as there’ll be different areas of the image which will work well isolated on their own!

How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Crop
How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Rotate

2: ROTATE

Again using one of the two tools above, you can rotate the image and you may be surprised by how different the image feels simply by changing the angle. This comes down to the light now falling in a different way – it can be quite the impact! 

Rotating works best with flatlays as there’s no rules of gravity you’ll mess with. Tide & Tree members can filter by interchangeable images, which are designed to be rotated!

3: Zoom in

By zooming in on certain elements you can pick out some really strong isolated scenes that work super well on their own. Just be sure you use a large enough image file so the final result won’t be blurry. 

Tide & Tree members get to choose between a large and small image size, so if they fancy playing around with the image and getting multiple photos out of one, they can pick the larger file and know they’ll end up with crisp images!

How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Zoom
How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Flip

4: FLIP

You can do this in Canva at the touch of a button and it almost magically creates a new image! Flipping the image gives you the edge over the majority of users who keep the image in the original layup.

5: USE A MIXTURE

Use a mix of all four methods! With flatlays, you should be able to rotate, flip, crop and zoom a variety of images, with non-flatlays you should be able to still flip, crop and rotate to create a completely different looking set of images!

Want to make sure you’re staying genuine when using stock photos? Check this post out!

How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo - Mixture

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How To Get Multiple Images from One Stock Photo

By simply cropping, flipping rotating & zooming in on the image, you can get some really creative and unique stock photos for your marketing & social media and get way more value for your money whilst making those images work much harder for your brand!

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2 thoughts on “How To Get Multiple Images From One Stock Photo

  1. Jayne Leighton Herd says:

    Lovely, stylish photo and really great tips on how to get mileage out of your photo library.
    Particularly timely as I am just rethinking how I approach the style and layout of images on my instagram feed. @jayneleightonherd

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