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Microsoft PowerPoint 2008

Capturing Images, Sounds, and Movies

When adding images, sounds, and video clips to your PowerPoint presentation, often the clip art gallery will not be sufficient. In order to find appropriate images, sounds and video clips, you must look on the Web. The most important thing to remember when using images, sounds, or video clips from the Web, is to check the copyright status. For instructions on inserting images, sounds, and movies, refer to Working with Images.

Return to TopImage Resources on the Web

There are many resources for finding images and clip art on the Web. Many of these sites offer free or limited use of their graphics. Always check the copyright status of an image before using it in a presentation.

NOTE: The sites are sorted by subject.

Return to TopCapturing Images from the Web

The Web is a valuable resource for finding images for your presentations. To make use of these images, you must first capture them in order to insert them into your presentation.

NOTES:
You must determine if the image is under copyright before using the image in your presentation.
It is illegal to use an image under copyright without permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Using a web browser, find the appropriate image on the Web

  2. Press [control] and click the image » select Save Image As...
    NOTES:
    Menu choices will vary depending on the browser and/or version of the operating system used (e.g., Save Image As... or Save Linked File As...).
    The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. In the Save As text box, type the desired file name

  4. Using the Where pull-down menu, select the desired save location

  5. Click SAVE

Return to TopSound Clip Resources on the Web

There are many places where you can find sound clips on the Web. Many of these offer use of their clips for free or with minimal restrictions. Remember to always to check on the copyright status of a sound clip before using it in a presentation to prevent copyright infringement.

Return to TopCapturing Sound Clips from the Web

There are many sites on the Web which offer sound clips for public use. These clips can be easily captured and inserted into your PowerPoint presentation.

NOTES:
You must determine if the sound clip is under copyright before using the sound clip in your presentation.
It is illegal to use a sound clip under copyright without permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Using using a web browser, find the appropriate sound clip on the Web

  2. Press [control] and click the link to the sound clip » select Download Linked File As...
    NOTES:
    Menu choices will vary depending on the browser and/or version of the operating system used (e.g., Save Image As... or Save Linked File As...).
    The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. In the Save As text box, type the desired file name

  4. Using the Where pull-down menu, select the desired save location

  5. Click SAVE

Return to TopVideo Clip Resources on the Web

There are many places where you can find video clips on the Web. Many of these offer use of their clips for free or with minimal restrictions. Remember to always to check on the copyright status of a video clip before using it in a presentation to prevent copyright infringement.

Return to TopCapturing Video Clips from the Web

There are many sites on the Web which offer video clips for public use. These clips can be easily captured and inserted into your PowerPoint presentation.

NOTES:
You must determine if the video clip is under copyright before using the video clip in your presentation.
It is illegal to use a video clip under copyright without permission from the copyright holder.

  1. Using a web browser, find the appropriate video clip on the Web

  2. Press [control] and click the link to the video clip » select Download Linked File As...
    NOTES:
    Menu choices will vary depending on the browser and/or version of the operating system used (e.g., Save Image As... or Save Linked File As...).
    The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. In the Save As text box, type the desired file name

  4. Using the Where pull-down menu, select the desired save location

  5. Click SAVE

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