What is a "born digital" image?
We call an image "born digital" if:
How do I evaluate an image creator?
A creator's expertise should relate to your subject:
How do I evaluate a "born digital" photograph?A photograph meaning is shaped by the photographer's point of view and our background as we "read" it. To evaluate a photograph, ask:
Has my photograph been altered?Personal and professional photographs are often staged or edited:
One test for an edited image is to use an image search engine to compare your image with others.
How do I cite a born digital image on the open Web?Gather elements from the image's Web page or the referring page:
How do I cite a born digital image in a subscription database?
Gather elements from the vendor's record:
How do I cite an image that I found using a search engine?
A search engine's result points to a source on the Web.
Cite the source, not the search engine result.