Preparing Graphics for CALL



Note: Beware of copright considerations when you incorporate images into your own work!

See "Copyright Information at the University of Pittsburgh Library:

Implications of the TEACH Act for the Use of Multimedia:

Where to find images on the Web:

UVic's Language Teaching Clipart Library:

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction at the Unversity of Pittsburgh:

The Virtual Picture Album at the University of Minnesota:

Royalty-Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction, by Kazumi Hatasa:

Clipart Etc. (Florida Educational Technology Clearinghouse):

Additional suggestions for finding graphics:

Google: Go to and click on "Images."

Alta Vista and click on "Images."

Tools and other information:

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program; open-source; PC & Mac):

PhotoShop (Adobe Creative Suite; PC & Mac):

IRFANView (free graphics program for PC)

Picasa ("The easy way to share and manage your photos"):

Graphic Converter (shareware; Mac only):

Add graphics to your web pages:

Summary of graphics file formats at Wikipedia:

Portable Network Graphics (Basic information on PNG):

Benefits of the PNG Image Format:

Last modified: January 21, 2009