Photos and Online
What are photo sharing websites?
• Photo sharing websites allow people to share the photos they have created
with others. This sharing may include allowing people to use their photos for
non commercial purposes or simply allowing others to view their photos
• Photo sharing also allows people to store photos in a secondary place
which means precious photos will not be lost in a house fire or other
• Due to the dynamic nature of photo sharing websites people can instantly
view photos once uploaded from anywhere within the world, meaning if you
are on holidays or have friends and family interstate or overseas you can
share your photos with them online straight after they have been taken.
Online photo sharing in plain
Watch this short video on online photo sharing produced
by the Common Craft Show.
(This video can also be found at Blip.tv.)
Photo sharing etiquette
• When posting identifiable photos of other people (especially minors) is it
advisable to get the person's permission before posting their photo in a
publicly accessible place like Flickr.
• Never upload pictures that weren't taken by you (unless you have the
photographer's consent) and
• Always give credit when you include photos taken by someone else in your
Creative Commons licenses
You may notice this symbol (or similar) on photos and other
items on the Internet. This is a form of licensing entitled
“Creative Commons enables copyright holders to grant
some of their rights to the public while retaining others…by
providing several free licenses that copyright owners can
use when releasing their works on the Web.”
Creative Commons Licenses
There is six different Creative Commons Licenses:
Attribution-No Derivatives (by-nd)
Attribution-Share Alike (by-sa)
What are online image
• Though uploading your photos is an excellent way to share and store your
precious memories you also have the ability to do so much more with them.
• Online image generators allow you to have lots of fun with your photos in a
variety of ways.
• You are able to;
– Make badges
– Motivational posters (which you can then hang in your library!)
– Magazine covers
– Pocket albums
– Mouse mats
– Cartoons and
Royalty free images
• If you don’t want to use your own photos or do not have access to a digital
camera you may be interested in the following websites that allow you to use
photos for free for non-commercial purposes.
• Please be aware however some contributors do have certain restrictions on
their work so it is important that you read the fine print first.
• Free Use photos group onFlickr
How are libraries using it?
Give your library a face to show what your library is really all about.
LoC images from historical
collections on Flickr
encouraging tagging and
comments by members of
Picture Australia allows members
of the public to contribute images
to their collection via Flickr.
Archiving/Preservation and Collection Development
1. Go to the QH Libs Flickr account at
2. Check out the photos we have added to our Flickr account.
3. If you would like to comment on any of the photos or upload your own
you will need to create a Flickr account.
Add an image to your blog
1. Go to Classroom Clipart.
2. Browse through the
images and select an
image you would like to
add to your own blog.
3. Click on the image you
want to use.
4. Follow the Download
Directions that are
located above the image.
5. Give it an appropriate file
name and save it to your
6. Log into your own blog
that you have created
7. In the Blogger
Dashboard, click New
8. In this screen you will find
an Add Image icon. Click
on this icon.
9. In the pop up box, click
Browse to add the image
that you just saved to your
10. Find your image, and click
11. Accept the Terms of Service and click Upload Image.
12. Click Done and you will now see the HTML code added to your Create
13. Add a title to your post and any other text you wish.
14. Click Publish Post.
15. View your blog to see that you have now successfully added an image to
Modifying an Image
1. Go to Big Huge Labs.
2. Select a utility such as the Jigsaw, Motivator or Badge Maker.
3. Upload an image of your choice from either your own photo collection or
a royalty free image.
4. Add any associated text if required.
5. Click Create.
6. When your new image has been created, save it to your desktop and
then add this to your blog following the previous instructions.
Warning: This may be addictive.
• If you would like to create an avatar for
yourself, go to Meez and follow the
• If you do not know what an avatar is, it
is a computer user's representation of
himself or herself, whether in the form of
a three-dimensional model used in
computer games, or a two-dimensional
icon (picture) used on the Internet.
• What do you think of sharing photos online?
• How can you use these tools in your library?
• Were the tools easy to navigate and understand?
• Did you have fun creating your own images?
Other tools to try
In addition to Big Huge Labs, you
may also like to try the following sites
for modifying and creating images.
Make collages of your photos
with this tool.
Allows you to edit
your photos into
A free version of Adobe Photoshop.
• 31 flavors – things to do with Flickr in libraries
• 7 things you should know about Flickr
• Flickr + Libraries = Scary, Scary, Scary to Some Folks
• Steal this Idea: Flickr for Librarians
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