Preparing Graphics for CALL

 

Copyright:

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

See "Copyright Information at the University of Pittsburgh Library: http://www.library.pitt.edu/research/copyright/

Implications of the TEACH Act for the Use of Multimedia: http://www.pitt.edu/~cbsiskin/ling2148/teach.html

Where to find images on the Web:

UVic's Language Teaching Clipart Library: http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/clipart/

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction at the Unversity of Pittsburgh:
http://www.library.pitt.edu/articles/database_info/visualslang.html

The Virtual Picture Album at the University of Minnesota: http://www.carla.umn.edu/lctl/vpa/

Royalty-Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction, by Kazumi Hatasa:
http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/JapanProj/FLClipart/default.html

Clipart Etc. (Florida Educational Technology Clearinghouse): http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/index.htm

Additional suggestions for finding graphics:

Google: Go to http://www.google.com/ and click on "Images."

Alta Vista http://www.altavista.com/ and click on "Images."

Tools and other information:

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program; open-source; PC & Mac):http://www.gimp.org/

PhotoShop (Adobe Creative Suite; PC & Mac): http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/main.html

IRFANView (free graphics program for PC) http://www.irfanview.com/

Picasa ("The easy way to share and manage your photos"): http://picasa.google.com/

Graphic Converter (shareware; Mac only): http://www.lemkesoft.com

Add graphics to your web pages: http://personalweb.about.com/od/addgraphicstoyourpages/

Summary of graphics file formats at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_file_format

Portable Network Graphics (Basic information on PNG): http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/

Benefits of the PNG Image Format: http://www.atalasoft.com/PNG.aspx


Last modified: January 21, 2009