Gathering Advice: Editing Photographs, Maps, Tables, and Other Visuals

Here are some sources—both new and previously published—about editing and photographs, maps, tables, and other interesting visual elements.

On a final note, editors are often asked to source visuals – e.g., “Find me a great picture to go with this.” With SO many visuals on the Internet, it might seem an easy task. However, finding a visual to go with text that is useful, top quality, and legally available for reproduction can be a tough job. This is a critical point; photographs are subject to copyright whether or not the images appear on the Internet or have a copyright mark associated with them. (The argument that something is on the Internet and so viewed by the public … so “public domain, maybe,” is ill-informed at best and won’t save you in court.) So…

© Laura Edlund 2010