Using and Citing Pictures on the Internet By: Miss Houghtaing
Finding Pictures • You can find pictures just about everywhere on the Internet. Almost every website has a picture on it.
Is it okay to use the picture in my work? • If you like the picture and want to use it someplace else, you have to make sure that you are not “stealing” the picture from its owner. A good rule to follow is: Unless the owner of the picture gives you permission to use the picture, don’t use it! • Some people want you to pay money to use their pictures, but then they will let you use them. However, you still need to give the owner credit for the picture. • Some people are willing to share their pictures with you and you don’t even need to ask permission. You can find these pictures at free clipart sites. However, you still need to give the owner credit for the picture.
Free ClipArt Websites • Pics4Learning • The Graphic Station • DiscoverySchool Clip Art • Teacher Files
Getting and Saving the Picture • Once you find a picture that you like, there are two ways to save the picture: • Cut it and paste it into your work. This is not the best way because sometimes the picture is blurry. Also, if you decide to move the picture someplace else, you can lose it because it is not saved anyplace, but where you are using it. Plus, sometimes you don’t want to use the picture right and it’s easier to save it for later. • Right click with your mouse. Then click “Save As.” Tell the computer where you want to save the picture. In our class, we will use the folder called, “My Pictures.” When you know where you want to use the picture, go to “Insert”, then “Picture”. Find the “My Pictures” folder and add your picture to your work!
How do I give someone else credit for their picture? • To show that you have borrowed a picture to use in your work, you must give the owner of the picture credit. To do that, you must cite your source. • All that means is you have to tell others at the end of your work where you found your picture. • There is a special way to do that and it looks like this: "computers5" Clip Art Graphics. Retrieved April 29, 2004 from http://www.clipart-graphics.net
Citing a Picture To cite a picture, you must: • Give the name of the picture • Tell the name of the website where you found the picture. • Give the date you downloaded the picture. • Tell the website address where you found the picture. "computers3" Clip Art Graphics. Retrieved April 29, 2004 from http://www.clipart-graphics.net
Credits "classhands" School Discovery. Retrieved April 30, 2004 from http://school.discovery.com "computers5" Clip Art Graphics. Retrieved April 29, 2004 from http://www.clipart-graphics.net "computers5" Clip Art Graphics. Retrieved April 29, 2004 from http://www.clipart-graphics.net