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Using Images

Visual Literarcy

YouTube by Credo from the LibGuide of the University of Illinois

In developing Visual Literacy we can learn to select, just as we do with written sources, the very best digital images we can find to use in our research and presentations, We must choose images carefully so that what we wish to convey does not fall short. By being visually literate we have the power to learn, to teach and to persuade.

Presenting Images

PowerPoint is the most common way to present images since the program is found on most computers. Keynote is the Mac version of PowerPoint and must be purchased from Apple. Prezi is another online presentation tool that uses a single canvas rather than a series of slides like PowerPoint does.

Images size should be at least enough to fill a PowerPoint slide which is 1024 x 768 pixels, 300dpi for tiffs and at least 72dpi for jpegs.


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