- How do I download clipart?
- Which file type should I use?
- How can I edit clipart?
- How can I add clipart to my webpage?
How do I download clipart?
Windows: Right mouse click on any of the images and choose save image to disk. Select the destination folder and click save. You can also click and drag the image to your desktop.
Macintosh: Right mouse click on any of the images and choose download image to disk. Select the destination folder and click save. You can also click and drag the image to your desktop.
Note: Each piece of clipart will appear in four different sizes for you to choose from. If you want a very small image, you can use the methods described above to select the tiny thumbnail version that appears in the top left corner of the page. The shaded box around the thumbnail image is NOT a part of the image and will not show in the file that you download.
Which file type should I use?For multimedia presentations (e.g. Keynote or Powerpoint) or web pages, use one of the four images that display on the clipart page. These images are in the GIF format. Select the size you need. There is no reason to select a GIF image larger than what you want to display if you are using it in a presentation or webpage.
If you are using the image for print purposes it is recommended that you download the TIFF file. If you try to print from a GIF image, the result will usually be disappointing since the GIF files are too low in resolution for quality printing. The TIFF files, however, are very large (1-10 MB) and may take several minutes to download if you have a slow connection to the Internet.
How can I edit clipart?After downloading the clipart, launch your image editing program (e.g. Photoshop Elements). Click on the file menu and choose open. Select the file you downloaded from the dialog box and you may now edit the graphic.
If you want to add color to the image, you must change the mode from "indexed color" (which has only black, white, and a few grays) to "RGB color." To change the mode in Photoshop Elements, go to the "Image" menu and scroll down to "Mode." Then select "RGB Color" from the mode dropdown menu. For more information about colorizing clipart, please see coloring clipart.
How can I add clipart to my webpage?Using a web page development program (e.g. Dreamweaver or Frontpage) click on the insert image button and select the downloaded graphic from the dialog box.
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Clipart ETC is a part of the Educational Technology Clearinghouse and is funded by various grants. Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida. Email the project manager.