Photography and Artwork

No matter what kind of document or report you’re producing, readers like photos and graphics, so use them to help illustrate what you’re writing and to break up large blocks of words.

Tips for choosing good images:

  • For print purposes, pick high-resolution images -- at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Anything lower will not reproduce well.
  • Make sure images for e-documents are at least 72 dpi.
  • For photos that include people, select photos that reflect the diversity found in the courts.

Places to find good images:

  • NCSC staff should start with Box. Search for Images. Several files will appear. Choose the one with this thread: Active Projects > Active > Images. It typically contains dozens of high-resolution, court-related photos.
  • If you want to see other images, iStock and Shutterstock are perhaps the best-known photo-sharing sites, but there are many others. In fact, iStock and Shutterstock don’t even make most of the top-20 sharing lists anymore. Here’s a link to a recent top-20 list.
  • If you need a photo of NCSC President Mary McQueen, here’s oneHere’s another one.
  • If you need a photo of NCSC Executive Vice President Rob Baldwin, here’s one.
  • Here’s a photo of NCSC headquarters.