These instructions are only if you need to download creative commons images to your desktop to use in another programme on your computer – such as KeyNote, PowerPoint, iMovie, Word, SMARTNotebook etc.
(These instructions refer specifically to PowerPoint, but can be applied to other programmes.)
If you are looking for Creative Commons images to use on your blog, (in a prezi or anything else that’s online and can take embed code) – check out this post with instructions instead.
- Open Firefox. Type this URL in the address – compfight.com
- Type in your search word (keyword) and click search
- VERY IMPORTANT! (see arrows for the settings)
Make sure Creative Commons, Safe Search & Show originals are black (not blue)
Don’t click on the Shutterstock images (on the right-hand side) they aren’t free!
- Click on the image you like (a new tab will open).
- Click on the Action button; scroll down to View all sizes.
- Make sure the size is at least 600 x 600 (or bigger). Sometimes it’s called the Large or the Original size
- Click on the Download link.
- VERY IMPORTANT STEP
This dialogue box will open:
Make sure the dot is in the “Open with” circle. Click OK. WAIT for the photo to open.
- Click File, scroll down to click on Save As …
- Rename the file (what is the photo?). Make sure you keep the .jpg (file extension).
Save to Desktop. Click Save.
Close the photo file & the download box but DO NOT close Firefox
- Use the back button on Firefox.
- Highlight and copy (command c) the URL of the image you have used.
- Use the F3 key on the keyboard to find your PowerPoint.
Paste the URL on the last slide. (Attribution Slide)
Use the F3 key to go back to the flickr page.
Find the name of the owner of the image. (top right hand side)
- Write that name on the PowerPoint slide too. (see below)
Remember – proper Attribution (giving credit to the owner of a piece of work) means:
- Write down their Name (either Real Name or Online Name)
- Include a link (URL) to where you found their work
You can download a PDF version of these instructions here: Using Compfight