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Using Images to Improve Your Blog’s Image   Tom Catalini                                            Podcamp Boston 9/24/11
Discussion Points• Why bother with images?• Where to find great images  (free, legal)• Tips for finding relevant and  inte...
Set the tone
Grab attention
Convey emotion
Illustrate a point
Over 5 Billion Photos
Try multiple search terms                 Happy Face            Happy Person
Experiment with variationsFast                         HurryRacing                       Speed Limit
“Interesting” buildings
Go “Vintage”
Try compfight.com (uses flickr.com API)
Draw a simple diagramto make your point
Inserting images into your postAlignment                     Space
Other image properties
Screen capture• Windows  • Print Screen key = Full Screen    Capture  • Alt + Print Screen = Active    Window• Mac  • Comm...
Tools• Windows: Paint.net• Mac: Skitch
Photo credits      Trey Ratcliff                   Sander van der Wel                Håkan Dahlström      http://www.flick...
Thank you!             TomCatalini.com
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011
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Images grab attention. And they can set the tone for your blog post. They can create a mood. Images can also serve more practical purposes - documenting an event, illustrating an examples, or adding context to your topic. Finally, they make your posts more appealing and readable.

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  • Transcript of "How To Improve Your Blog's Image With Images - From Podcamp Boston 2011"

    1. 1. Using Images to Improve Your Blog’s Image Tom Catalini Podcamp Boston 9/24/11
    2. 2. Discussion Points• Why bother with images?• Where to find great images (free, legal)• Tips for finding relevant and interesting images• Tips for adding images to a post• A bit about editing, screen capture, and markups
    3. 3. Set the tone
    4. 4. Grab attention
    5. 5. Convey emotion
    6. 6. Illustrate a point
    7. 7. Over 5 Billion Photos
    8. 8. Try multiple search terms Happy Face Happy Person
    9. 9. Experiment with variationsFast HurryRacing Speed Limit
    10. 10. “Interesting” buildings
    11. 11. Go “Vintage”
    12. 12. Try compfight.com (uses flickr.com API)
    13. 13. Draw a simple diagramto make your point
    14. 14. Inserting images into your postAlignment Space
    15. 15. Other image properties
    16. 16. Screen capture• Windows • Print Screen key = Full Screen Capture • Alt + Print Screen = Active Window• Mac • Command + Shift + 3 = Full Screen Capture • Command + Shift + 4 (or Command + Shift + 4 + Space Bar) = Partial screen capture
    17. 17. Tools• Windows: Paint.net• Mac: Skitch
    18. 18. Photo credits Trey Ratcliff Sander van der Wel Håkan Dahlström http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ stuckincustoms/211566219/ jar0d/4712207733/ dahlstroms/4083220012/ Zachary Korb ZeroOne Kam Abbott http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ zkorb/28897706/ villes/2865833414/ kams_world/2709661834/ Tomi Tapio paul bica Michael Porter http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ tomitapio/4006049016/ dexxus/3017515135/ libraryman/2799490154/ Gregg OConnell John Talbot Navarr Barnier http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ greggoconnell/171560883/ laserstars/908946494/ navarr/3154147876/ K Sandberg http://www.flickr.com/photos/ Rachel Davies Spreng Ben thevintagecollective/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 4080906472/in/ rachdavies/4844552004/ sprengben/5764568623/ set-72157622623100097 K sandberg K sandberg K sandberg http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ thevintagecollective/ thevintagecollective/ thevintagecollective/ 4080142951/in/ 4080924174/in/ 4082013011/in/ set-72157622623100097 set-72157622623150151 set-72157622775720264
    19. 19. Thank you! TomCatalini.com
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