Overpowering Images

Images have a very strong design value. They have the potential to interest, they have the potential to attract and they have the strength to overpower. It’s the last that we have to worry about. Yes images are important, but they shouldn’t be the ‘be all and end all’ of your design considerations; there are other elements like background color, texture, overall design layout etc. that are of some significance as well. So, while your images should be sharp and resonate with vibrancy, they should not overpower the other elements of the design. In fact, use images that can either provide contrast (in a good way) with existing design elements of the page, or even complement the design in some way or the other.