Ten Things About Graphics, Images and Pics
Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Free for the downloading: Powerbacks.com's 720 Templates, Images & Backgrounds.
2. Average Color Seeker (scroll down on page) is a freeware utility that "allows you to find the average color for a particular photo. This color can be used for several purposes like color cast corrections, framing, etc."
3. Need a background, but can't decide on what to use? Play with the Background Generator.*
4. Colorblender is a free online color matcher and palette creator (if you're into creating color palettes, fun and extremely addictive.)**
5. Creative Guy is a weblog where you can get nontstop creative graphics tips & tricks.
6. Need a graphic or interesting font? Browse the selection over at Dafont.com.**
7. Natter with other pic wrestlers over at Graphics.com (lots of free downloads at this site, too.)
8. Everything you wanted to know about blog and web design tricks but were afraid to ask: Mandarin Design.
9. Make quick text graphics with Rockin' Text.
10. WPanorama allows you to "display panoramic pictures by letting them scroll horizontally or vertically on the screen."
Finally, if you're looking for copyright-free public domain photos, check out the 27,000 available in the community archives over at Gimp-Savvy.com.
*Link swiped from The Generator Blog
**Links pinched from Creative Guy's sidebar
More color and palette linkage can be found on my Da Code Ten list.