project home page
background & more information
finding the images you need
on-line galleries
making your own
taking your own

digital image sizes
digital image sizes
file size
adding images to documents
paper size
image file types
jpg or gif
screen prints and clip art
screen prints
clip art
the problems with text
line length
text boxes
text images
free tools
image editing
web page design


We are surrounded by images. Our brain stores millions of them. Think of an event and there – images associated with it pop into your mind. Look through an album of old photos and the memories flood back clearly. Yet so much of our learning materials contain just text. Now text can be great when it’s well written and well set out on the page. Unfortunately, much of the material our students see is still not great, not well written and not well designed and images, if used at all, are added as an afterthought or would benefit from some serious tidying.

This project attempts to get people to think about how they might make a difference to the next piece of A4 they distribute to students or colleagues, or to the next item they add to a web page or virtual learning environment or attach to an e-mail.

You can find manuals and guides galore telling you how to use this or that program or which equipment you need to get an image in the first place. That’s fine if you have a spare few hundred pounds to spend on them or have a generous college that provides you with the licences or items to use away from your desk but this is for those who don’t.

The site is divided into 8 sections

finding images
image size
using images
file types
clip art
text and fonts
free tools

Individual topics are listed on each section page and the site index.

All the material contained here with the exception of corporate logos and software illustrations has been produced by Andrew Hill, Dunstable College, supported by the Learning and Skills Development Agency. Reference to specific organisations in text or by inclusion of their logo does not constitute endorsement of any product by either Dunstable College or LSDA.


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page updated by Andrew Hill, Dunstable College 31 July, 2006