Tips for using pictures

Images and texts often go hand in hand. Here we give you a few general tips for the use of images  

  • When you use pictures to go along with a text, try to describe it. Make the reader aware of how the picture is related to the text. If the picture is part of a tutorial, use phrases like “as you can see on the picture,” or, “compare the finished result with the picture.”
  • Use pictures that fit into the context! Don’t use pictures just because they are nice or even beautiful, as that might distract from the content of the text. If the connection is not apparent to an outsider, explain it.
  • Don’t overuse pictures (as pretty as they might be) in order to avoid distraction from the actual content.

Watch Mr. Pencil’s tip on how to take beautiful photos:


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