Finding Images on the Internet
Presentations and documents frequently can be enhanced by including images, While clipart that comes with these programs is convenient it does not always have the exact image you are looking for.
Google may have what is the most comprehensive and easy to use image database on the web. Unfortunately this source and many others are blocked by our Internet filter. This is because they contain images of ALL kinds and the filter cannot discriminate between wholesome and not-so-wholesome images so it blocks them all.
If you are working from home use Google. Just type in the type of image you want (schoolhouse, for example) and click on the Image tab on Google's search page. http://images.google.com
When you find an image you would like to use follow these steps:
First, make sure it is legal to use the image. Many images are copyrighted. Have a close look at the web page where the image originated and read over any copyright notices. Recognizable cartoon images, Garfield or Bugs Bunny for example, are generally NOT OK to use.
Right click the mouse on the image
Select Save Picture As
Note where the image will be saved. You may want to standardize on a folder for all images
If the name is generic or numeric you may want to change the name in the Save As dialog box before saving. Make sure that you leave the GIF or TIF or JPG extension or it may not be recognized as an image after saving
Note: If you want to capture more than just the image, an entire web page, for example, see the tip for capturing screen images
The links below can usually be reached from school.