Media for the Web
Get Media: This TLMC handout provides links to images, sounds, and music you can use in your multimedia projects.
Working with images (TLMC Learning Links)
Where to get images
- Digital pictures
- Copyright-friendly Web sites
Optimize Images for the Web
Make sure your image files are the appropriate size for the Web. You can quickly and easily resize your files in Photoshop.
- Save for Web in Photoshop (see Help topics in Photoshop or stop by the TLMC for help)
When "borrowing" images or other media resources from the Web, it is important to adhere to copyright laws. It is best to request permission to use a media resource. However, if you do not seek permission to use someone else's media, then Fair Use guidelines may dictate how you can use the media.
For more information, see the Copyright: Fair Use Practices for Students document. This document briefly describes copyright guidelines and also provides many links to copyright-friendly Web sites where you can get photos and music.
How to save an image from the Web:
- Once you have the image on your screen, place your cursor on it and press the right mouse button (Windows). A sub-menu will appear on the screen.
- Choose "Save Picture As..." (or a similarly titled option) from the menu and the "Save Picture" (or similar) window will pop up.
- Direct the "Save in:" prompt to the drive and folder you want to save the picture in.
- You can change the "File name:", but you generally don't want to change the "Save as type:"
- Press "Save" to save the image from the Web to the location you chose.
- Note: Often Web sites have an "images" folder where you put all images.