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Selecting and capturing images

Primary sourced images are those you create yourself. Secondary sourced images have been created by someone else. It’s important to save images as appropriate formats based on their type and use.

Sourcing images

Your project work may include images that you have:

  • captured using a digital camera
  • scanned into your computer using a scanner
  • created using a graphics package
  • edited using a graphics package

A graphics package [graphics package: A piece of computer software that allows you to create, edit and manipulate a range of images using different tools within the software. You can also save the images in a range of different formats. ] can be used for a variety of purposes:

  • to edit or enhance digital photographs.
  • to create images from scratch.
  • to edit existing images that have been created by someone else.

It is important to remember that if you use images that someone else has created, you must reference them accordingly.

Cataloguing images

You will need to collect a wide range of stimulus material. The material you collect will need to be organized in a logical way so when you are ready to get started it is easy to find.

You will need to keep records of the sources of your images so that you can properly acknowledge them.

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