Creating Custom Resources with D3M: Finding the Right Image

Creating custom resources is easy with D3M. Don’t know where to start? Here are a few resources and tips to get you started.

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Creating Custom Resouces

Google Images

Google has the most comprehensive image database on the web. It’s the place to go when you’re looking for that super-specific brand name item or rare piece of equipment.

Here are some tips for using Google Images with D3M:

  • Go to to ensure that all your results are images
  • Type ‘icon’ after the word you’re looking for to get a simplified image. For example, instead of typing ‘PBX’, try ‘PBX Icon’ and you’ll receive more  symbol-like images to choose from. [See A]
  • To ensure that there is no background color on your image, look for PNG files (Portable Network Graphics). You can even add this into the search field. [See B]
  • Filter and customize your results by using Search Tools at the top of the results page. Sort images by size, colour, type, time and usage rights* [See C]
  • Use the Advanced Search tool. In the top far right corner of the browser, click the little gear icon and choose Advanced Search. You’ll be able to filter your results by size, ratio, colors, site domain and safety (SafeSearch). [See D]


Creating Custom Resources with Google

 *Please note that when you find an image through Google, you’ll need to check the website it is from to determine whether or not it is free to use.

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