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How Can I Save An Image?

With most browsers you can place you mouse over an image and then "right click" to get a menu of various options. Then choose "Save Image" or "Save Image As" and "left click". You will then be able to save the file to your hard drive.

How Can I Put An Image On My Website?

Once you have downloaded an image to your hard drive, you will have to upload the image file to your web page's server. This is usually done with a program like WS_FTP, but many free site servers have their own FTP (file transfer protocol) upload utilities.

After you have uploaded the image to your web page's server, you will need to recode your page to point to the new image's file name. The command will look something like the following:

<img src="image.gif" alt="file description" height="999" width="999">

You will have to substitute your file's name for "image.gif", enter the description of the file and enter the file's height and width in pixels. Adding the "alt" command is not mandatory, but can help with search engine rankings. Adding the "height" and "width" commands is not mandatory, but it speeds up how fast your page will load. Once you have recoded your page, you will have to save the changes and upload the modified web page file to your web page server. Some free site servers have utilities which allow you to change your page's code directly (using Edit and Save commands).

How Can I Add A Backgound Image To My Website?

Once you have uploaded the background image to your web page's server, you will need to recode your page to point to the new background image's file name. The command will look something like the following:

<body background="background.gif"> (substitute your file's name)

This command will need to be entered near the top of the page's coding, usually right after the command </head>, which is the end of the heading. Once you have recoded your page, you will have to save the changes and upload the modified web page file to your web page server. Some free site servers have utilities which allow you to change your page's code directly (using Edit and Save commands).

Some Upload Tricks

Image files have to be uploaded to your web page server as "Binary" files. Web page coding (HTML) files have to be uploaded as "ASCII" or "Text" files.

Printing Downloaded Image Files

Website graphics only have a resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch). Most printers look for a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, although you can get away with 300 dpi. The main problem with the lower resolution images is that diagonal lines will look jagged. As long as you don't mind a serrated edge look on diagonals, website images will print satisfactorily for things like club newsletters, where professional quality is not a must. For items like business cards, letterheads, etc. where quality is more important, you may need to take the typical website GIF and JPG files and convert them to high resolution EPS or TIF files. Most desktop publisher programs like Photoshop and Quark should be able to do such conversions for you. Even then the resolution on the underlying original image may show through on the diagonal lines. Editing these diagonal lines to smooth them out is sometimes the only solution and this can be a time consuming task. Graphics design shops with more sophisticated desktop publishing software can usually do such editing fairly quickly, but they will charge for their time and effort, typically from $25 to $50 per image.

Can I Use Your Images Without Permission?

Most of the clipart images on our website are in the public domain and can be used on your website without asking our permission. Known exceptions such as some ArtCat, Walt Disney and VIP images have copyright notices attached to the images. Lovena allows her VIP images to be used on skating sites if you follow the instructions below the images on our VIP Images Page. Our Ice Skating Accessories Galore logo and Ice Skating Clipart Galore logo should not be used on other websites without our permission. Merchandise images appearing on our accessories pages are usually copyrighted or trademarked by the manufacturer and should not be used on other websites without the manufacturer's permission. A credit and a link to our website is always appreciated, if you use any of our clipart images on your website. To create a text link to Ice Skating Clipart Galore, copy the following HTML code onto your own page:

<a href="http://www.icesk8.com/clipart.htm">Ice Skating Clipart Galore</a><br>

Once your link is established, e-mail me with the URL of the page that you want me to link to and I'll be glad to return the favor. Here's two small logos you can use with the link (without asking permission), if you want to do so.

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