Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create visual media.
Visual literacy skills equip a learner to understand and analyze the contextual, cultural, ethical, aesthetic, intellectual, and technical components involved in the production and use of visual materials.
A visually literate individual is both a critical consumer of visual media and a competent contributor to a body of shared knowledge and culture.
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Why is this important?
Washington State University. Office of University Publications and Printing (1952). Football vs. Oregon State [Online image]. Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections. https://content.libraries.wsu.edu/digital/collection/p16866coll20/id/5815/rec/50
Images are great way to liven up your presentation!
...But be critical about the images that you use in your presentation!
That said, there is a lot to keep in mind when using images in your presentation.