Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Power of Images on Your Blog Posts

Image: my niece Lauren
Yes, images add interest, but they also help to convey your message. We all know the saying, "A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words."

So, here are 3 posts about why you should use images and where and how to find images, as well as an infographic about copyright infringement myths, which relates to the use of found material on the Internet.

Another place to find images is Pic4Learning, but still Flickr remains my favorite. Just use the Advanced Search feature on Flickr, and you should be set. Open an account to store your own photos in Sets and save the photos you find in Collections. You will then be organized when you need to grab that photo you found months ago or stored ages ago.

I used to recommend PhotoPin, an easy-to-use site, but  once you enter a search term, often you are brought right to Flickr.

Now, here is the infographic, which clears up several myths about copyright infringement. The  infographic has been circulating on various social networks, so you might have seen it already.

Copyright Infringement: 5 Myths vs Facts
by floydworx.
Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Where do you go to find images for blogs, websites, and other uses? What do you tell students about where to find images to use in their own work?

Do you agree that blog posts and websites benefit from images?

1 comment:

  1. This was very helpful to read through because I happen to be somebody who is lacking on pictures in my blog. I now understand more why it is important to include images in my posts. The post is far more powerful when there are images to support the text posted. If there were two different posts side by side, I would certainly prefer to look at the one that includes a picture or two.