Tips On Finding and Editing Images Online

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Tips On Finding and Editing Images Online Slide Transcript
Slide 1: Finding and Editing Images Online P. F. Anderson Health Sciences Libraries October 10, 2007 © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

Slide 2: Overview • Image Search Tools • Web 2.0 Image Sharing Tools (Flickr) • Online Image & Photo Editors

Slide 3: Google Images

Slide 4: Yahoo Images

Slide 5: Wikimedia

Slide 6: Other Image Search Engines • A9 • Altavista: Image Search • Ask: Picture Search • Ditto • DogPile • PicSearch • MORE: http://www- ml

Slide 7: ClipArt • Overview: • Wikipedia: Public Domain Image Sources: mage_resources • Selected Sites: • Free Vector Graphics Gallery: • Open ClipArt: • GIMP Savvy: Copyright Free Photo Archive: • Strategies • Search free books, as well as government or organization websites (check for permission). • clipart site:org • clipart site:gov

Slide 8: Health and Medical Clip Art • Strategies: • (clipart OR (\"public domain\" (images OR photos))) (anatomy OR health OR medicine OR medical OR doctors OR dentists OR healthcare) • (medicine OR medical OR clinical OR doctors OR dentistrs OR health OR disease OR illness OR anatomy OR pathology OR pharmacology) (library OR gallery OR exhibit OR atlas OR clipart OR pictures OR graphics OR images) site:gov

Slide 9: Health and Medical Clipart and Image Finding Tools • Resources: • UTHSCSA: Medical Image Databases on the Web: ases.cfm • Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries: Finding, Downloading and Managing Medical Images: medimages.shtml

Slide 10: Health and Medical Clip Art & Photos • Sources: • Health Education Assets Library (HEAL): • National Library of Medicine: Images from the History of Medicine: • Public Health Image Library: • University of Iowa: Hardin MD: Medical Pictures: • University of Utah: Knowledge Weavers: Educational Resources:

Slide 11: Online Photo Sharing & Image Hosting - More Images to Find • Flickr - best known, free & fee options, public • DropShots - free, private, no advertising • Picasa (Google) - sharing from your hard drive (P2P) • SmugMug - ~$40/yr, includes cropping and limited online editing • WebShots - largest, public, fee-based ($2.49/month) • Many more: • Wikipedia: Photo Sharing:

Slide 12: Flickr • Account types • Free, with limited uploads • Fee, personal accounts • Inexpensive - around $15 USD/year • No corporate accounts, yet

Slide 13: Flickr: Find Pictures • Search all of Flickr • Search your account • Search images in a group on your topic

Slide 14: Browsing Tags in Flickr • Tags are freeform and self-selected • Check a variety of spellings, phrasings, capitalization, and punctuation for the same concept • Watch for popular terms • When tagging your pictures, use a variety of spellings and terms to aid in discovery. • Browse: •

Slide 15: Flickr: Find Communities & Groups • Search for a group by keyword • Search: DENTISTRY, find:

Slide 16: Flickr: Find Communities & Groups • Search for a keyword, find a picture, find a group that collects those types of images. • Search for: GASTRIC MUCOSA, find:

Slide 17: Flickr: Build Communities & Groups • Start a group on a topic that interests you • Search for images that fit; look for a range of interesting images • Invite people to join and add their images • Invite partner(s) to help moderate group to keep it on target • Thank those who add good images, to build a reward system.

Slide 18: Flickr: Build Communities & Groups • Why? (NOTE: These are true for Web 2.0 communities in general) • Market and promote your resources • Link back to your online resources • Broaden recognition of your expertise among new groups • Broaden awareness of range of resources available • Discover new persons interested in your topic of interest

Slide 19: Flickr: Build Communities & Groups • Example: History & Art of Dentistry,

Slide 20: Flickr: Build Communities & Groups

Slide 21: Flickr: Favorites & Comments • Commenting & marking an image as a favorite (favoriting) is one way to build good feelings in the community and build relationships. This is the most popular image in the dental history pool, with 688 views in less than 3 weeks.

Slide 22: Flickr: FYIs • All new accounts temporarily restricted from being accessible via Flickr search. • Accounts may be blocked from searching if focus is not real-folk photos (negotiable). • ‘Blocked’ photos still accessible via groups and photostream. • Some image restrictions apply: • Copyright, • Image ownership, • Sexual, nudity, graphic violence, • Or otherwise not family-friendly.

Slide 23: Online Image Editors • Mashable: 90+ • Fauxto Online • GIFWorks Photography • Graphita Tools and • Phixr Resources: • Picnik http://mashable.c • Pixenate (Pxn8) om/2007/06/23/ph • Recrio otography- • Snipshot (was Pixoh) toolbox/ • XMG Image

Slide 24: Fauxto •

Slide 25: Fauxto • Image editing view

Slide 26: GIFWorks • http://www. m/image_e ditor.html

Slide 27: GIFWorks

Slide 28: GIFWorks • Output view (saving)

Slide 29: Graphita • http://www. m

Slide 30: Graphita • Doodle edit view (add arrows)

Slide 31: Graphita • Caption edit view (add text)

Slide 32: Graphita • Save file view - make objects, prints, send to desktop or photosharing service.

Slide 33: Graphita • Output view

Slide 34: Phixr • http://www.

Slide 35: Phixr • Phixr editing view

Slide 36: Picnik • http:// www. picnik .com/

Slide 37: Picnik • Picnik editing view

Slide 38: Picnik • Picnik editing view & example edits

Slide 39: Pixenate • • Pixenate homepage

Slide 40: Pixenate • Pixenate edit view and example

Slide 41: Recrio •

Slide 42: Snipshot • URL: • Highlights : edit extra-large images (10 Megs) • Imagetypes: GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG or TIF

Slide 43: Snipshot

Slide 44: Snipshot

Slide 45: XMG Image • URL: • Highlights: • Saves versions of images • Can edit multiple images simultaneously • Easily integrates with social sites • Concerns: • I was unable to log in after creating account, and was unable to get help without logging in (perhaps not Mac-friendly?)

Slide 46: XMG Image • Homepage

Slide 47: Overview of Feature Comparison • Draw an Arrow • Graphita • Layering Image Editors • Fauxto; Recrio • Nondestructive Editing / Multiple Undos • GIFWorks; Picnik; Pixenate; Recrio; Snipshot; XMG Image • Edit Multiple Images at Once • Recrio; XMG Image

Slide 48: Overview of Feature Comparison • Import from Web • Fauxto, GIFWorks, Graphita, Phixr, [Picnik], Pixenate, Recrio, Snipshot • Pixenate has bookmarklet that makes this very fast • Upload • All, but only if image meets specifications. Might need to adjust before uploading. • OCR • Phixr • Transparency • GIFWorks • Zoom • GIFWorks; Fauxto; Phixr; Picnik; Pixenate

Slide 49: Filetype Conversion BMP GIF JPG OCR PDF PNG TIF Fauxto IX IX IX IX IX GIFWorks I Graphita I I I Phixr IX IX X IX IX Picnik IX IX IX IX IX IX Pixenate I I IX I Recrio na na na na na na na Snipshot IX IX IX IX IX XMG na na na na na na na Image I = filetypes that can be imported; X = Filetypes that can be saved

Slide 50: Online Image Tools to Convert Filetypes • CoolUtils: Free Online Image Converter: • BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG • Image Convert: • BMP, EPS, GIF, JPG, PDF, PIC, PNG, PS, RGB, TIF, XPM • Online Tools: Image Converter: • BMP, DIB, EPI, EPS, GIF, JPC, JPG, PCD, PCX, PDB, PDF, PGM, PCT, PNG, PSD, SVG, TGA … and more …

Slide 51: Online Image Tools for Captioning & Annotations • Caption Bubble: • Add cartoon-style bubbles to caption photos • ImageBling: • Photo annotations • Graphita: • Casual & fun photo editing, including captions, bubbles, icons / objects, words, doodles

Slide 52: Online Image Tools for Diagrams • Gliffy: • Depictr: • Vector graphics

Slide 53: Online Image Tools to Resize Pictures • • •

Slide 54: Online Image Tools for Mindmapping / Brainstorming • • Mindomo: • Mindmeister: • More: • Mindmaps / Concept Maps:

Slide 55: Online Image Tools for Other Special Tasks • CleVR: • Create panoramics • Improve Your Images: • Photo correction (color balance and light adjustment) • Picture2Life / Edit Your Picture: • Make a collage or animated GIF.

Slide 56: Cautions • Import/Upload filesize limits • Limited number of filetypes supported • PDFs usually import first page only, when supported • Always work from a copy • Mix and match tools

Slide 57: More Information • Digital Inspiration: Online Photo Editors Compared: GIFWorks, Phixr, PXN8, Pixoh: photo-editors-compared-gifworks.html • Frantic Industries: So long, Photoshop - 6 online image editors reviewed (Fauxto, Picnik, Picture2Life, Preloadr, PXN8, Snipshot): photoshop-6-online-image-editors-reviewed/ • Mashable: 6 Online Image Editors Compared (XMG Image, Phixr, Pixenate,, Cellsea, Graphita): • TechCrunch: Online Photo Editing Overview (Fauxto, Picnik, Picture2Life, Preloadr, PXN8, Snipshot): overview/

Slide 58: Questions? • Patricia Anderson, From:

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