Web Image Capture Copyright and Citation Considerations

When using the web to gather information and images for academic endeavors, always consider copyright issues, and whenever you use an image, you must cite your source.

A. Find an image you wish to use:

  1. MAC: click and hold on the image
  2. WIN: right click on the image
  3. Select Save Image as… from the pop-up menu

B. Assume all images on the web are copyrighted

  1. Copyright allows for the use of some material for certain academic purposes only
  2. Bates College Copyright Information

C. Specify where and how to save the Image:

  1. In the Save Image as dialog, name the file meaningfully
  2. Be sure it is being saved somewhere you can find it
  3. For web use, never use spaces or special characters for names
  4. Best to leave the extension alone (.jpg .gif .png)

D. Save the URL of the page where the image was located:

  1. Either copy and paste the location into a text document
  2. Or click and drag the bookmark icon onto the desktop


  1. Ladd Library Citation and Style Guides