The PechaKucha format relies on 20 images for 20 seconds but if you’re like me, it was hard to not only find the right images at decent resolution but also ones which didn’t break copyright. To be able to use pictures found on image sharing sites such as Flickr and Picasa you need to make sure that these images are released under a creative commons licence. There are a couple of sites that can help you out.
(Note that this was taken from Dave Foord’s blog post at http://davefoord.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/finding-images-without-breaking-copyright/)
The first site is Xpert (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/attribution/). This site is maintained by the University of Nottingham and any picture downloaded through this search will apply the appropriate attribution. For example:
You can see that Xpert puts the creative commons licence agreement and the photographer (in this case Emma Williamson) below each of the photos that you download.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for then you can also try CompFight (http://compfight.com/). This site searches photos in Flickr, but it’s up to you to ensure that you’ve put the correct attribution when you use this picture.
Otherwise you can also use Google Image Search (http://images.google.com.au/) or Bing Image Search (http://www.bing.com/images), however the licensing agreements might be harder to find for these images.
Of course, if you’re using your own images, no problem! Just be sure to forward them to us at the right size and resolution: 300Dpi, 1024 x 768 px [landscape] and under 450 KB each [already compressed] – Remember – you can still get your application to present for the launch (open until mid September now) – Just email us for an application, select your images, get them in the order you want them [numbered] and send them them to us!
You can work out what you’re going to say over the next month!
Feel free to comment or send me an email ATT: HW to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re having trouble finding the right image and I’ll see what I can do trying to locate the image that you’re looking for.
(PKN-A Blogger: Hing-Wah – AKA ‘HW’)