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Supplementing images from the web:

Due to a variety of limitations, some students may have no pictures of their own, while some students need one or two to flesh out the story. Several of the standby search tools work, such as Google or Altavista. Alway recommend using "Advanced Search features" to narrow down size, color, and image type. (A tip: stay away from Bitmap images, especially if space is a priority)
However, I recommend for vivid artistic images. No matter where images are harvested, make sure the size exceeds 640x480 pixels. Any smaller, and the images look like a scene from Cops. This is especially true is pans or zooms are utilized. Also, if the story is to be published, make sure to emphasize ethical use of artistic property, and always adhere to copyright laws. In Flickr, for example it is wise to begin in the Creative Commons section, and select the appropriate data base. OR Something new on the Flickr scene is Flickr Storm, which allows you to search from thousands of quality images, save them to a "tray," downlad a url, and return to the same search later. Caution: this can be addictive.

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