Did you know that you can “clip” portions of public domain Google Books to share in your genealogy on the Internet? The portrait to the right is an example.
Click the Clip icon ( ) above the book page. Select the desired text or image. Then copy one of the URLs from the popup. Paste the URL into your blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else on the web that supports links to images.
I’ve not seen it documented anyway, but you can also change the border. Change the “edge=0” at the end of the URL to “edge=1”.
A far less useful option is “edge=3d”, shown to the right. But it sounds cool. You’ll need red and blue 3D glasses. I tried it and the image barely seemed to bulge ever-so-slightly towards me (with red over the left eye). I had to compare the upper and lower images to notice any difference.
For less information about the Clip feature, see
- Manas Tungare, “Share and Enjoy,” Inside Google Books, Google Inc. (http://booksearch.blogspot.com : dated 6 September 2007).