Many times you will want to download clip art images off a Web site to use on your own site or in print projects. It's fairly easy to grab individual clip art images off of a Web page.
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- When you see a clip art image that you like, check to see if it is OK to use the image. Look for a usage or licensing statement that says whether or not it is OK to take the image and how you can use it.
- Put you mouse pointer over the clip art image and right-click (Windows) or click-and-hold (Mac).
- Clip art that can't be displayed in browsers will usually be presented with a link to the image. Right-click (Windows) or click-and-hold (Mac) the link.
- A pop-up window will offer several options including something like "Save Image As..." or "Save Picture As..." depending on your browser. For links, it will be "Save Target As..."
- Choose the Save option, renaming the image if you want, to download clip art to a directory on your hard drive.
- AOL users must disable the "compressed images" option by going to My AOL | Preferences | WWW | Web Graphics and making sure that "Use compressed graphics" is NOT checked.
- If the usage statement on the site says "Personal use only" it means you cannot use that clip art to promote a business or sell things.
- If used on a Web site, some clip art creators require that you provide a link back to their site. Even if not required, it's a nice thing to do.