DiDA – Sources table Lesson 2 – Objectives • Recap on the idea of copyright • Look at sources of copyright free images • Gathering images for your poster DiDA – Sources table Important point!!! • We will be using image manipulation software to make the poster • This means we can potentially combine many different images. • As such gather a number of images which could be combined. DiDA – Sources table Copyright • Images found through google will be copyrighted • What does that mean? Well they are owned by someone who you need to get permission from! • Essentially this heavily restricts what you can use. DiDA – Sources table Look at this image DiDA – Sources table Can I use it? • In short no. • We could ask for permission but who do I ask? • Obviously national geographic! DiDA – Sources table But that is not where I found it.... It was found on http://www.fanpop.com/ DiDA – Sources table Websites can not be trusted!! • The last example was simple to work out who owned it. • But this is more the exception than the norm. • For example look at this website DiDA – Sources table This website was made by a random member of the public. The monkey image they used was taken from google images. We have no idea who owns the rights to the photo!! DiDA – Sources table Corporations pay big bucks for photos! • Corporations, especially media companies, will retain the rights to images. • They may have paid a lot of money for them or potentially may make a lot of money from them. • For example if the BBC took a photo of a rare animal they could then sell that as no one else will have the image. DiDA – Sources table So where do companies get images from? • • • • They get them from a number of sources 1) Royalty free websites 2) Take images themselves 3) Ask permission to use the photo. • Did you know? If you send an image to the BBC they can share it with other 3rd parties WITHOUT your permission! Always read terms and conditions DiDA – Sources table Royalty free • There are websites which either sell or offer images for free. • These images are known as royality free as there are no restrictions placed on them meaning that you can use them as you wish. • They are sometimes referred to as stock images. DiDA – Sources table Finding stock images • • • • • Here are some websites to get you started http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ http://sxc.hu http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Pa ge DiDA – Sources table Adding stock images to your sources table Notice the user’s name!!! This is the owner of the image. DiDA – Sources table Filling out the sources table DiDA – Sources table Activity • Find 5 images which will relate to your movie poster – Remember you are going to create a poster to promote a fictional film of your choosing • Save the images to your user area • Then add the images to your sources table. • You can get help here http://dida.pwnict.co.uk/research.html DiDA – Sources table Other sources • Creating images or taking photos • Important point! – Try and take images against a solid colour background. – This makes editing easier! • If you plan to scan an image in then ensure it is NOT done in pencil. DiDA – Sources table Asking permission • If you desperately want to use an image you have found on someone's website then you will need to ask for permission. • You need to – Find their email address or a way of contacting them – Send an email to them and RECORD the email. • If you cannot find contact details then you CANNOT use it. DiDA – Sources table Formal emails • The email must be formal. So the following is not acceptable. • “Can I use an image off your website for my coursework. “ • This will be greeted with a negative response. DiDA – Sources table Being formal • Address them by name (if you know it) or as Sir / Madame • Write it as you would a letter. • Say exactly what image you would like to use. • Explain why you want to use it and what you plan to do with it. • Ask nicely! • Use full sentences and paragraphs. DiDA – Sources table Activity • Find an image through Google images which you would like to use. • Draft an email to the owner of the image and send that email to your ICT teacher. • The point of this activity is to ensure you can draft a formal email, not to actually get permission.