Finding digital images

This week I have been talking to classes about the crime genre. I have also worked on creating some on-line resources for the staff and students for this and helping another staff member illustrate a digital book on some English poetry/ballads. I have been looking for pictures/images to add to the resource and so have used usual suspects to find them; Flickr Storm, FlickrCC and Compfight. I also found a new site for free, high-quality, digital images named Photl.com. Still in beta form, it offers images that you can use as a whole or as fragments. There is a daily downloading limit of 45MB and you can also search a for a colour after you have typed in a keyword.

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When you find a picture, click on it and you are given the link. Go to this link, choose the size of the image (small, med or large) to download and then save it. An example of a “water” image downloaded is below.

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 I have also been looking for artworks that contain religious symbol and came across the vitual tours of the Louvre. Many years ago I visited Paris and took a real tour but this is a fairly good substitute, especially for students who are studying art, art history or even history as the artworks show a lot of historical information.

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I went to the eye-openers tab and had a look at the 3D options.

A New-Style Museum Visit-in 3D.  A new multimedia feature on Louvre.fr presents artworks in an imagined or reconstructed 3D space. Visit these virtual “galleries” for a whole new look at works of art.

There are a lot of nice options on the site. Actually I spent time on the site because I simply just enjoyed it!

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