Choosing high-resolution images

High-resolution images are very important in a presentation or in a project, because if we have chosen a picture is because we consider it very relevant for illustrating the point we want to make. And we want this images to look GREAT.

Therefore, we have to learn how to look for large images

  1. Go to Google Images, and look for whatever you want. ‘La Granja de San Ildefonso’ in this example.

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2. Under the search bar you will find several options (Web, Maps, Imágenes… and ‘Herramientas de búsqueda’). Click on ‘Herramientas de búsqueda’.

A new set of options will be available (tamaño, color, tipo, etc.). Click on ‘Tamaño’, and select ‘Grande’. If you do not find the image you want in that size, try with ‘mediano’.

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3. You will see that there are not the same images than before.

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4. The size of the image is available once you click on the image and the black box with the details appear. In this case, if you see the image, the picture is 3000×2000, which is very large (and very good if you want to project it).

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5. Click on ‘Ver imagen’ (in this black box) once you have found the image, and it will open in a new tab. Once you have it in the new tab click with the right button and save it (‘Guardar imagen como’) in a folder of your computer.

6. If you have selected a very large image, it is possible that when inserting it on the presentation it is just too big. Click with the right button of the mouse on ‘Formato de imagen’, ‘Tamaño’, and make it smaller. Or follow the instructions for resizing images.

This is a comparison between a low-resolution (245×259) and a high-resolution (1828×1932) image when inserted in a Word document with the same size (15 centimetres wide).

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