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  Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Permalink –

Scroll Text

Automated GIF

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  Wednesday, August 12, 2009 – Permalink –

Animated GIFs

For use on the Web or PowerPoint

  • Harry the

    3,000+ Royalty Free Copyrighted Animated Gifs for non-commercial use


    Free Gifs & Animations, also editors, guestbook's, etc.


    1,500 FREE Animated Gifs and many other items (gifs, jpgs, letters, buttons, backgrounds, etc.)

  • Web

    There are more than 300 of them from which to choose.
[Edited entry from 7/9/2006]

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  Monday, August 10, 2009 – Permalink –

Military Clipart

Thousands of items

If you find the need for Armed Forces photos and art, here is the place to look.
Regardless of your opinion about their present mission, the military does present a spectacular visage.

"06/17/06 - An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft sits at the ready as storm clouds pass overhead aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Philippine Sea June 17, 2006.
(U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Burden)

All of these files are in the public domain unless otherwise indicated. However, we request you credit the photographer/videographer as indicated or simply "Department of Defense."

HqDA.Army.Mil - Clipart

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  Tuesday, July 07, 2009 – Permalink –

Photo Blog

Daily shots

I don't see it mentioned very often, but has been expanding its offerings. They have a free screensaver/desktop background application.

They also have a spot to upload your own pictures.

Recently they started a Blog with a new shot each day.

"With 7.2 Million monthly visitors and more than 520 million photos to explore, Webshots is one of the largest photo- and video-sharing sites.

Webshots provides you with a variety of ways to enjoy photos and videos:

  • Free and premium memberships with tons of storage—you'll never run out!
    Webshots provides you with a variety of ways to enjoy photos and videos:
  • Share photos, videos and slideshows on Webshots and your personal website.
  • Download professional photos in Webshots Pro Shots.
  • Access Webshots on the go with Webshots Mobile.
  • Easily manage your online photos with the FREE Webshots Desktop.
  • Order prints and make custom photos gifts that anyone will love.
And more! "

Webshots! Over 20 MILLION FREE screen saver and wallpaper photos!

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  Sunday, June 21, 2009 – Permalink –

Clip Art at Home

Install more

Do you remember all of the clip art that was available locally with Office XP?

When you have an Internet connection, you have access to the Office Online collection, but if you would like more clip art installed on your machine:

A small amount of sample clip art images was included The 2007 Office systems and Office 2003 and is part of the "local collection" that is searched when you do not have Internet access to the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. Office 2003 no longer included a media content CD with additional clip art. However, the Microsoft Office XP Media Content CD can still be installed locally or on a network share.

The Office XP Media Content CD contains approximately 35,000 clips that are a subset of the clips that are available on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. The Office XP Media Content CD was included with Microsoft Office XP Professional, Microsoft Office XP Standard, and Microsoft Publisher 2002 Deluxe Edition.

To install the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD on a computer, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs that are running

  2. Insert the Office XP Media Content CD into the CD drive or into the DVD drive
    (Hold down the SHIFT key to prevent the program from automatically starting. If Microsoft Windows Installer automatically starts, click Cancel)

  3. Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
    msiexec.exe /i CD_drive:\CAG.MSI ADDLOCAL=ALL /qb
(CD_drive is the letter of the drive that contains the Office XP Media Content CD)
How to add clip art to Clip Organizer in a 2007 Office system and in Office 2003

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  Monday, January 26, 2009 – Permalink –

Graphics from the '50s

Remember it the way you want to

Original fifties clipart? Just in time for the holidays, some Ozzie and Harriet style pics.

"Most communities in the fifties had small town print shops that doubled as printers of local news and advertising papers. These printers could not afford graphic artists so they used stock clipart supplied by large companies who distributed common graphics for use in advertising sections of the papers. They were provided for the printer in lots of categories to meet any advertiser's needs."

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  Wednesday, December 31, 2008 – Permalink –

Photos on a Web Page

For all the world to see

A photo gallery is a Web page that contains a collection of photos arranged in a specific layout. Microsoft FrontPage provides four different layouts that you can use to arrange your graphics.

Photo Gallery

  1. Open your Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Web site.
  2. On the File menu, click Import.
  3. In the Import dialog box, click Add File.
  4. In the Add File to Import List dialog box, browse to the Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation that you want to import, select it, and then click Open.
  5. Click OK.
"You can use the Web to give others access to your presentation by publishing it to a Web server or another computer that is accessible to those you want to view the presentation with a Web browser. When you publish a presentation, a copy of it is created in a file location you choose. You can publish from a presentation that is in .ppt format or that is saved as a Web page or Single File Web page."

Publishing to the Web

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  Tuesday, December 23, 2008 – Permalink –

Pictures Toolbar

Control your graphics

FrontPage Picture bar

You may have used this toolbar in other applications; you may want to get to know it even better.

These tutorials looks at the toolbar which includes several easy-to-use features to tweak, enhance and position graphic images after they are inserted into a Expression Web/FrontPage web page.

The FrontPage Pictures Toolbar part I

The FrontPage Pictures Toolbar part II

The FrontPage Pictures Toolbar part III
  • Insert an Image from File also insert images from the FrontPage Clip Organizer or obtain free clipart online at Microsoft's Design Gallery Live
  • Text can be placed directly on a GIF image.
  • Automatically create a thumbnail of a larger image.
  • Position Absolutely
  • Bring Forward/Send Backward
  • Rotate Left/Right
  • Flip Horizontal/Vertical
  • More/Less Contrast
  • More/Less Brightness
  • Crop
  • Line Style
  • Format Picture
  • Set Transparent Image
  • Color
  • Bevel
  • Resample

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  Wednesday, September 17, 2008 – Permalink –

Free Photos

and other graphics

Robin Good has compiled a list of places that provide royalty free images.

" Finding quality images and photos for complementing an important article, essay or news report is already quite a challenge for many. Imagine when the goal is not just too find good images, but find some that you could openly and freely use without needing to pay royalties or one-time publishing rights to someone."

Free Photographs and Other Visuals

A dozen sources are listed including:

" is a repository for free public domain photos. Unless something is clearly marked as being copyrighted, you can assume it is free to use. But if you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that standards for such use are higher. Specifically, you should assume no model release was obtained. And pictures featuring products or property should be used with care. The photos are here to be used, but I don't want you to get either of us in trouble over it."

Copyright Information

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  Saturday, August 02, 2008 – Permalink –

Picture Toolbar

Powerful tool

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint use similar toolbars to edit graphics.

In 2007, these appear on the Ribbon when the graphic is selected.

Here's a description of how it works:

Masterviews International:

Edit Images And Photos Within PowerPoint: Picture Toolbar

"In PowerPoint you can control images using the Picture toolbar which automatically appears whenever you insert a picture in a slide. In case you do not see this toolbar, you can right-click on the image you have just inserted and choose 'Show Picture Toolbar'."

  • Change the image to grayscale, black-and-white or watermark, thanks to the Color Control feature.

  • Change the picture's contrast, with the More Contrast and Less Contrast controls.

  • Change the picture's brightness with the More Brightness and Less Brightness controls.

  • Cut off part of the picture with the Crop control.

  • Recolor vector images (not applicable to bitmap images such as JPEG) with the Recolor Picture function.

  • Format the picture with the Format Picture control.

  • Select a color in the image and make it transparent, with the Set Transparent Color function.
    (For 2007 this is under "Recolor" > Adjust . Set Transparent color)

  • Undo all operations that you have applied to the selected images with the Reset Picture control.

For the FrontPage toolbar see:

FrontPage Picture Toolbar

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  Wednesday, July 02, 2008 – Permalink –

Very Clever CSS Playground

I didn't know you could do that!

"This site documents my attempts at understanding and exploring the possibilities of CSS. From standard navigation links to my more bizarre experimental techniques.

All my examples are produced with JUST CSS, no javascript, or any other language, has been used in any of the examples. The demonstrations are designed to work in all the latest browsers, but, if you're lucky, some may also work in earlier versions."

Stu Nicholls' Navigation Gallery.

Here are two of the examples demonstrated:

Messing about in boats
Hover over a picture and it enlarges to 100%


The Streaker
A piece of animation done with CSS alone, no Java.

(I haven't figured out how to use situational CSS in a blog, so you'll have to go to Stu's site to see if the guy gets to the other door.)

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  Wednesday, December 12, 2007 – Permalink –

Images Sources

No cost

After awhile the graphics in Office Clipart or even the ones found on Microsoft's Office online appear the same.

Here is a list of 100 locations for royalty free stock images.

Free stock images

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