A Collection of Free Media Resources This post attempts to list my top favorite free sites for royalty-free images, music, and videos for creative projects. Since 2000 I have been teaching university students how to design for print, the web, and the screen. One of the very first things we go over is that it’s always best to use your OWN original photos, drawings, music, and videos that you created yourself. Of course, when you need something really specific (say a close up photo of a lion’s mouth or the rings of Saturn) you can’t always get what you need on your own without also putting yourself in grave danger. Space helmet anyone?
Flickr Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. History Yahoo acquired Ludicorp and Flickr in March 2005. Flickr upgraded its services from beta to "gamma" in May 2006; the changes attracted positive attention from Lifehacker. In December 2006, upload limits on free accounts were increased to 100 MB a month (from 20 MB) and were removed from Flickr Pro accounts, which originally had a 2 GB per month limit. On 9 April 2008, Flickr began allowing paid subscribers to upload videos, limited to 90 seconds in length and 150 MB in size. Corporate changes
Free Book Search Free Book Search's document search tool is designed to return the maximum number of online documents from specific types of websites as per the users' choice. We have made this search portal very robust so that using the tools on this page, if a document exists somewhere - even hidden away - on the Internet, you will find it here. This is one of the only online tools that will actually find books and documents on non-book sites. Most other tools sift through digital libraries or known locations of e-books and documents, our searches also scan private collections that are normally hidden. There are a few methods for finding documents, and we have tried to incorporate all of them in one place by using the 'radio buttons'. You may need to try using a few of the search techniques to find what you are looking for, and you may need to sift through a number of documents.
Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success (Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users. They demonstrated the hack in an Android phone. The researchers tested the method and found it was successful between 82 percent and 92 percent of the time on six of the seven popular apps they tested. Among the apps they easily hacked were Gmail, CHASE Bank and H&R Block. Amazon, with a 48 percent success rate, was the only app they tested that was difficult to penetrate. The paper, "Peeking into Your App without Actually Seeing It: UI State Inference and Novel Android Attacks," will be presented Friday, Aug. 22 at the 23rd USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego.
15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web Recently, a teacher we know put together a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which was well received. The only thing was that when the students inquired where the photos came from, the teacher said he searched for them using Google. The students replied, “You mean you stole them!” Some of the images still prominently displayed the watermark from iStock Photo. The Great Flickr Tools Collection Looking for Flickr Tools, hacks and services for a powerful photo sharing experience? Flickr is a revolution in photo storage, sharing and organization , making image management an easy, natural and collaborative process. Get comments, notes, and tags on your photos, post to any blog, share and chat live and more! Flickr claims to be the best online image management and photo sharing application. You can start uploading your photos (like jpeg, jpg, gif, png etc.) on Flickr easily via the web or use uploading tools for Mac and Windows to make it easy to upload a batch of hi res photos all at once.
50 Kick-Ass Websites You Need to Know About It's time to update the entries in your browser's links toolbar. But with recent estimates putting the size of the internet at well more than 100 million distinct websites, it's getting harder and harder to get a handle on all the great stuff that's out there. That's why we've compiled this list. And unlike some lists you may have seen, which try to name the very "best" websites, but end up just telling you a lot of stuff you already know, we've chosen instead to highlight 50 of our favorite sites that fly under most people's radar. Think of it as the Maximum PC blog roll (remember those?).
Stock Photos You Can Use For Free It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of websites have amazing photos you can use for your work. Some of them cost money. Not everybody can afford those high quality photos. Fortunately most of these sites have images you can use for free. Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 87884386 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License
Best Search Tools Chart For Best Search Tools see: A search engine is computer software used to locate a user specified word, phrase, image, sound or other page or file located on the World Wide Web. Each search engine builds and rebuilds its database through scripts followed by automated web crawling scripts. 60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers Creating engaging visual content doesn’t have to require a financial investment. Sure, at one time graphic designers needed expensive software and even more costly images to craft a winning visual campaign. But thanks to a host of free online resources, anyone can design high-quality visual stories with ease. Of course, navigating the sea of online images and editing tools is easier said than done. Some require membership, others charge royalty fees, some require advance permission and others charge for high-definition.
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