Digital images: Tools

This guide provides links to image databases and resources to help you find and effectively use digital images in your scholarly work.

Web-based image editing tools

Image storage and sharing

The following sites offer free image storage space for users, and a range of functions that allow you to share, tag, and manage your personal image collections.

Please note that these sites only allow users to upload content they have created (your own photographs or image products). Images scanned from books, downloaded from the web or databases, or acquired from other sources, should not be uploaded into image sharing sites.


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  •  web-based library subscription; restricted to Monash staff and students
  • upload personal images (1000 MB limit)
  • access ARTstor content of over one million images
  • create image groups and folders incorporating ARTstor and personal images
  • annotate images and image groups
  • share image group URLs with students for study, tests, or projects
  • export image groups and accompanying information into Powerpoint
  • view images online, via Offline Image Viewer (OIV), or in Powerpoint Learn new skills

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Web-based presentation and viewing tools