My name is Mya Agard, and I’m currently a graduate student at the University at Buffalo, studying pharmaceutical sciences.
Many find it easier to understand concepts when written text is combined with visuals.
You can use photographs in a presentation or embed images in a document.
Use relevant images to increase both engagement and retention.
Using photos can bring a topic to life for audiences. You may find that it increases your own engagement as a presenter as well.
Photo sharing sites are excellent places to discover images. These sites also allow you to store, edit, and share your photos, either publicly, or with a select group.
There are many online websites that provide image resources without breaking copyright laws.
As you recall from the Lifelong Learning module, Creative Commons is a copyright licensing system which facilitates sharing of knowledge and creative works.
It is critical to respect the artist and never to upload pictures that weren’t taken by you unless you have the photographer’s consent.
Reverse image search engines are great tools to find out when a photo first appeared on the Internet and to track an image to its original owner.
Get in the habit of giving credit, and providing attribution, when using graphic images or photos.
When posting identifiable photos of other people (especially minors) you should get the person’s permission before posting their photo in a publicly accessible place.
If you want to take your images to the next level, use graphic editing software. These tools allow you to retouch, add filters, effects and other enhancements. You are also able to layer text onto images using graphic editing software.
So go ahead, explore and have some fun with images!