Why did you start islamic.pictures?
I got the idea while I was searching for a nice Islamic photo to hang on my wall. After a long search I couldn’t find what I was looking for, and anything that caught my interest wouldn’t be available in Print quality or free for download. That’s when I decided I had to make my own images and share them with everyone.
I am a hobbyist!
How often do you post new images?
My goal is to post 2 or 3 new images everyday, EnshaaAllah.
Are images on islamic.pictures free to use?
Yes, all images on islamic.pictures are FREE for personal and commercial use. All images on our website are published under Creative Commons CC0. Check our “Terms of Service” for more information.
What sizes and dimensions are the images on islamic.pictures?
When I first launched the website I opted for the following 5 sizes (1.777:1):
Large (or 4k): 3840 x 2160
Medium: 1920 x 1080
Small: 1280 x 720
Mini: 640 x 450
iPhone: 1242 x 2208
And a 6th EPS file for graphics applications.
After around 150 images I noticed that more than 50% of the images were not actually optimised for wide screens because of a simple mistake by my side. Most of the images ratios were 4:3. So there will be a seventh resolution (Wide) which would be exactly 1.777:1 starting from image 150.
Where do you get your photos?
I don’t take any photos myself, and most of the time I don’t design new images from scratch. I prefer to search for appealing backgrounds and photos on various Public Domain websites (like: Pixabay). Then I would modify & edit the images if needed and add text. I also add the source if an author requires credit.
How do you find inspiration for new images?
I do a Google Image search, and after a few moments I would get an idea for a new image. Sources for inspiration: Behance, Pixabay, Google Images, Dribbble, Pinterest
What software do you use?
Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator
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