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Poster Design Resources
Poster Samples from UT-Austin
View sample posters created by UT undergraduates to get ideas of your own. There is also a brief discussion of each poster highlighting its greatest strengths and opportunities for improvement.
The Scientist: Poster Perfect
Read this article by Edyta Zielinska, "Poster Perfect: How to drive home your science with a visually pleasing poster," to get tips on good poster design from the experts--actual scientists.
Image Resolution Matters
Have you ever wondered why something looks great on your monitor, but looks pixelated when printed? The issue is resolution, which is much lower on the screen than when printed. You can avoid pixelated graphics by using images that are between 120 and 300 dpi, or by simply not enlarging graphics.
Image Source: https://www.esigns.com/blog/high-low-resolution/
Images & Copyright Concerns
Many websites on the Internet provide free access to content, including images. However, this access does not mean that the material is "public domain" or free from copyright restrictions. Search for images licensed as Creative Commons or Public Domain.
Use the links below to search for free images:
Flickr Creative Commons
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.
Enter your search terms then scroll down to "Usage Rights" and select "labeled for reuse."
NASA Images & Video
NASA's new image library consolidates imagery spread across 60 collections into one searchable locations.
All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
A collection of over 40,000,000 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.