How do I use images from my camera in my course?

Depending on the type of camera you have, there are different methods to accomplish this. If you have a film camera, the image will be in the form of a film negative, a slide or a print. An optical scanner is used to digitize traditional photographic material. If you don't have access to a scanner, depending on the number of images you have, you can make arrangement with the e-Learning Center to scan your images or to use our media lab to scan the images yourself.

If you have a digital camera, the images are transfered from the camera via a USB cable, a Firewire cable or a digital card reader. Contact the e-Learning Center if you need consultation or troubleshooting in this area.

In all cases, the images will need to be sized and compressed for use on the web. Use a file size calculator to scale your image down. The file formats that can be used are jpeg with RGB color or GIF with index color. The format, size, and amount of compression used depends on the type of image and its application. Contact the e-Learning Center for additional information or consultation.

Last updated: Jun 16, 2011