A 30-page handout, in PDF format, for a basic digital photography
course. Basic PC Operation; Choosing a Digital Camera; Using Picasa 3;
Photo Downloading and Organization in Picasa; Practice Task for Picasa;
How to Order Prints from within Picasa; Loading Pictures onto a Photo
Frame; Which Program Should I Use?; The Different Kinds of Disks; Using
the Common Tasks menu in Windows XP; Importing Images into Documents;
Overview of Digital Photography; How to get your email from any
computer; Choosing and Using a Scanner; Making Video Slide Shows to
show on TV; Adding External Storage to Your Computer; Fun Picasa
Projects: Collages, Posters, and Movies. You can download the
photo files for this course from
A simple approach for creating multimedia projects for publication on
the Web,incorporating prepared graphics, images, and recorded sounds.
Organize class-based Web projects related to a curriculum topic in
which each student in the class contributes the content (writing and
artwork). Includes simple, ready-to-use templates for Slide Shows,
Alphabet books, etc. Requires only software that is already on your
computer. Uses and reinforces basic computer skills (such as renaming
and moving files). 20-page
handout, in PDF format.
Selecting a digital camera. Using Windows to download pictures from a
digital camera, organize photo files, print your pictures, send
pictures via email, copy pictures to CD-R. Using a scanner to scan
prints. Installing and using Picasa 2. Installing Paint Shop Pro X at
home. Rotating, cropping, sharpening, adjusting brightness and
contrast, setting exact photo size for print-outs, color correction,
recovering faded and dark photos, "one-step photo fix". Using Paint
Shop Pro to repair old and damaged photos; redeye removal; printing
several pictures on one page; selective adjustment to portions of a
photo. Adding text labels and captions to photos; importing images into
other computer programs; making a photo collage; artistic and creative
effects. Free Web-based photo album sites. Introduce Shutterfly on line
(uploading your pictures to a website for free so that others can view
them). Using layers: how to cut out a portion of one photo to paste
into another photo. Making slideshows of still images. Making video
slide shows to show on TV with a DVD player. Introduce creative
projects to do (newsletter, greeting card, etc.); HP website projects.
Handouts available in RTF and PDF formats (35 pages total).
Introduction to digital sound recording and playback.
35-page handout in PDF format. Digitizing sounds with a
microphone and from a tape recorder. Use of sound processing software
to edit, amplify, display sounds graphically, and change file formats.
Downloading sounds from the internet. File formats and sound player
programs for au, wav, aiff, and mp3 files. Playing sounds in Web pages,
slide shows, and Powerpoint presentations. constructing an audible
alphabet book. Copying songs to your hard disk from your audio CDs.
Recording (burning) custom audio CDs from sounds and music files on
your hard disk. Converting audio tapes and vinyl records to audio CDs.
Reducing noise in old recordings. Making slideshows with background
music. MIDI: downloading, arranging, and playing MIDI songs. Computer
Karaoke. Handouts available in RTF and/or PDF formats.
Part 1: Digital Photography Review: choosing a
digital camera, downloading pictures from your camera, organizing your
photo files, printing your pictures, sending pictures via email,
copying pictures to a CD-R disk, basic photo editing with Paint
Shop Pro, correcting common photographic flaws, choosing and
using a scanner, how to send photos on the Internet using Shutterfly. Part
2: Advanced Digital Photography: Review of basics, overview
of tools in Paint Shop Pro, adding text labels,
artistic and creative effects, creating a photo collage, how to make
multi-layer images, automating repetitive actions, making your digital
still images into video slide shows to watch on TV, using clip art,
importing images into other applications, scanning cartoons and logos,
color extraction, colorizing black and white photos.
Survey of methods for locating and evaluating information on the
Internet: What if I get too many hits? What if I get too few hits? What
determines the order in which the hits are listed? What to do with the
links that you find?
A technology-enhanced discovery lesson on the stars, planets, moon and
sun as seen from
Earth. Middle-school level. Uses the shareware planetarium simulator
as well as several Web sites. Print out and duplicate this Student Worksheet
students to record their observations and answers. January 5, 2001
A technology-enhanced discovery lesson on the science and mathematics
of color. Middle-school level. Uses the freeware color selection
Software. Print out and duplicate this Student Worksheet
students to record their observations and answers. January 5, 2001
How to convert a KidPix SlideShow created on a Macintosh into HTML
publication on the Web. Using this method, each slide is shown
full-size on a separate page, along with navigation
buttons for moving between the slides and a sound button for playing
the accompanying recorded sound. No Knowledge of HTML is required.
The class project template is a set of files that serve as a template
to facilitate the construction of a Web site for displaying a project
created by a class of students. It consists of a chain of 30 "student"
pages (each with a picture and a paragraph of text), an index (table of
contents) that links to each student page, a title page (with a
graphic), and a set on ancillary pages (a Bibliography page, a Related
Sites page, and a "How we did it" page). The template contains all the
"HTML" coding needed, including links between pages and navigation
A tutorial on HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language), with working examples.
how to create your own Web pages from scratch. Includes text
hyperlinks, sound, lists, and tables, etc.
A step-by-step procedure for producing multimedia Macintosh Hypercard
containing text, color pictures, and digitized sound. Covers capturing
still video images
with VideoSpigot and Macintosh AV digitizers, adding text, and
digitizing sound bites. Based on a set of Hypercard templates that are
Graphic Converter is an excellent Macintosh $35
shareware program for performing a number of useful manipulations
on digitized images, such as converting between different file formats,
compressing, resizing, adjusting color, contrast, and brightness,
and otherwise touching up scanned images and other bitmap graphics.
This page is maintained by Prof.
Tom O'Haver , Professor Emeritus, The University of Maryland
at College Park. Comments, suggestions and questions should be directed
to Prof. O'Haver at email@example.com.
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