You may have noticed that in the last few months I used Freepik images for featured images on my posts. And now that I’ve been using it for some time I’d like to review it.
What is Freepik?
Freepik offers users high quality graphic designs, exclusive illustrations and graphic resources carefully selected by our design team in order to provide great content that can be used for both personal and commercial projects. — Freepik
It does exactly that; it has thousands of photos, vectors, and icons. Now that you know what Freepik is, let me share what I used it for.
What did I use it for?
I used Freepik to make featured images for blog posts here on ChurchMag. For those, I am typically looking for stand-alone photographs. To be honest, I didn’t find a lot of those on Freepik and would spend a lot of time scrolling for them. I had in mind a photo collection more like Unsplash but that isn’t really the focus on Freepik. Although they weren’t what I expected or even really wanted, they are and would be good for someone looking for backgrounds for quotes or words, etc. They have a lot of vectors and icons which I never touched.
I tried Freepik both with Premium and without. Premium had a wider selection, and there was no attribution required, no ads, and I got unlimited downloads.
What could the Church use it for?
Like I’ve already said, the photos would make great backgrounds for quotes or words. I could see this being a really great resource for a church’s social media images. The photos would work really good for Bible verses, or quotes from that week’s sermon. And the vectors and icons could be useful for church bulletins or announcement slips.
I probably won’t continue using Freepik because it wasn’t the “right tool for the job” for me. But, it could be the right tool for you or your church.
I’ve gone back to using Unsplash for featured images for my blog posts and this whole experience has only reminded me how important it is to have the appropriate tools for the job.