Saturday, February 28, 2009

The website Morgue File sounds ominous, but as the site author explains, the term " is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well."

In this case, it's the name of a wonderful little website chock full of free stock images. There are a number of these sites out there, but most have a blend of free and licensed stock which make them more difficult to use in the classroom. This presents a problem if you are concerned about copyright issues as you build your digital stories.

Of course, the best option by far is to create your own images ... gaining a greater sense of ownership over the piece your creating ... but that's not always possible or practical. Morgue File offers a nice clean UI, and a good source of high resolution stock ... and did I mention it's free?

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