Use Images Judiciously
Images are great for livening up a page, breaking up text, and providing graphical cues to content. But, even though you can use images using the fair use doctrine that online apply to cases where the images are used for educational purposes. Therefore, you can't just pick any image on the web. But do not fear! There are many options of where to find public domain or Creative Commons images on the web. Check the resources in this page to find images to use in your guides.
Best Practices for Using Images in your Guides
► Use the Image Property menu to align images, add a border or add spaces between images and text, etc. so the images and text display properly.
◘ To wrap text around an image, select align “Left”, and assign any value from 1-10 for the options H(orizontal) Space and V(ertical) Space, to create space between the images and the text for better readability.
To upload images you can do it directly into a Rich Text Box by clicking the picture icon or opening the Image Manager under Content in the LibGuides top menu. Do not hot-link or embed images.
Upload and save any images to the Shared Library, rather than your private Personal Library. Images in the Shared Library can be reused by your colleagues, making everyone's work more efficient. Only save images to private space if you feel that they are relevant only to your specific guide. In the Shared Library, you can save an image in the ROOT (default folder) or create an specific folder by time, any other category (e.g. Buildings, Countries, etc.)
Where to Find Images for your Guides & Other Resources:
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