Open online graphics directly in Illustrator and Photoshop

Illustrator and Photoshop can open files directly from the web

Did you know that it's possible to open a graphic file directly from the web using Illustrator and Photoshop?

Just to see what would happen, I put in a URL to an SVG file in the Open dialog in Illustrator CS2. Guess what? It just downloaded and displayed the darn thing! Sweet!

The same thing works in Photoshop CS2 with graphic files that it recognizes (jpg, png, gif, etc.) No more having to right-click and save files from the web.

The Open Clipart Library has public domain vector graphicsJust make sure you know what license a graphic is under before using it., for example, has a nice selection of images that have all been released into the public domain via the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.