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Google Drive adds 5,000 new stock photos

Google has recently added 5,000 stock photo images to Google Drive. Under the image search box, Google notes that the images are all “labeled for commercial reuse with modification”, which makes me think they can also be used for other projects created outside of Google Drive?

To access the images:

  • Create a new file in Google Drive
  • Use the INSERT–>; IMAGES option from the editing toolbar
  • Select the SEARCH option

In addition to the new set of Stock Photos, the Google Drive image search also provides easy access to images from Life and regular Google Image searches.

(via: Classroom Tech Tools Scoop.it)

FlickrCC for Creative Commons photos

I love using flickrCC to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on flickr. It’s faster and simpler than the advanced search on flickr itself.

But I had blindly not noticed that they have incorporated Aviary photo editing as an option right off the main screen. (Thanks to Judy O’Connell for a Facebook post mentioning the change. Go read her HeyJude post for tons of info on free image sources!)

To edit in flickrCC: 

1: Do a search, making sure you have the FOR EDITING option checked.  (forgive my Helskinki obsession….)  Select an image and image size. Note that the attribution info is all set for you to copy and paste!

 

2: Click on the EDIT link, make your edits, save and close the editor. (more…)

NYLA SLMS & Some New Google Services

I’m looking forward to presenting two workshops at the NYLA SLMS 2009 Conference next week. One of the sessions is on Google tools for schools. In the conference program I suggested people stop by my blog and tell me about their favorite Google tools. A bit late, but the invitation is still open and open to anyone! Please share your favorite Google tools.

And with that in mind, Google released some new features today.

  • Similar Images is a new service being tested in Google Labs. Search for a photo and look for the “Similar Images” link in the results to see more images like the one you selected. It finds images that have similar objects, colors & layout.
  • News Timeline – Also new in Google Labs. Select from many sources: news, blogs, photos, Time, Wikipedia, quotes and more. Select time frame (1800, 1500, 1952, etc.) And frequency: day, week, decade, etc. Great display of articles, quotes, news stories and more. Sampel searches:

Great flickr images about our online world, media, life

About a year ago Helene Blowers tipped her readers to a great set of flickr images – Lynetter’s Interesting Snippets. Lynetter takes quotes about the online world, media and communications and finds great images to illustrate them. (Creative Commons licensed of course.) I love these images and quotes and have used quite a few of these in presentations.

And I was excited to discover another terrific set of images recently – Digital Bites by Will Lion.  I hope both Lynetter and Will Lion continue to add to these wonderful sets. Thank you both!

Whether you’re doing presentations or not, these slides make for interesting and thought provoking viewing.