Even though this is a week of freedom, I feel we need a post about using images.
Can you use any image on the internet?
No you can’t!
If using images from Wikimedia, here is a post about their licensing and what is acceptable by them. Here is their post about using wikimedia commons outside of wikimedia.
You can still find images easily at the Compfight website.
TO ACCESS COMPFIGHT AT LJH, CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK AND REQUEST TO JOIN: WEBZONE
***** ONCE YOU ARE INTO THE WEBZONE, TYPE IN THE TITLE... LEARNING AUTHOR ATTRIBUTION- COMPFIGHT. I WILL THEN ACCEPT YOUR REQUEST.
- 1. Put in your search term.
- 2. Once the images are shown, on the left sidebar make sure these words are in black – tags only, creative commons, show originals, safe and pop up on
- 3. Choose an image below the dotted line – these are free and creative commons now
- 4. Save the small version of the image to your computer – change the filename to something relating to the image instead of the numbers
- 5. Copy the code in the box
- 6. Back to your blog post which you have already written - at the bottom on a new line paste in the code using Ctrl V – change the tab from visual to HTML before pasting the code – then change back to visual to add your image.
- 7. Click at the beginning of the line where you want your image to appear.
- 8. Use the insert image icon at the top of your post, to find and download the image you have now saved on your computer drive.
- 9. Once the image has been crunched and downloaded, you can align the image to the right.
- 10. Click on the advanced settings tab of this page and put 10 in both the vertical and horizontal boxes. This will now give you a space around the image so your writing doesn’t run right into the image. Now update.
- Other websites or tools for images, clip art etc
You will need to work out how to get the attribution to put on your posts.
Activities relating to images
- If you have used images in previous posts, go back and give attribution for the images. If they are not creative commons, GNU or fair play, then you will need to take the images out of your posts.
- Write a post about your passions and find an appropriate image to include. Remember attribution needed.
- Find a great image and write a post about it.
Put together a pinterest board, animoto, slideshow, poster or collage, or thinglink on a theme using 10 images you have found- eg Animals at the zoo, sports, music, nature, etc.... Choose a topic that interests you. Remember to add attribution as an image at the end of the animoto or slideshow. Include attribution with each image on your collage or poster.
Do you have any other great sites for finding images, clipart, music, sounds etc?
Please leave a comment on this post so other readers can share your knowledge.