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.
This course can be given as one 6-hour workshop, two 3-hour workshops, or as 6 or 7 two-hour classes.
Photo File Basics: Photo File Basics. Downloading pictures from your digital camera. Organizing and re-naming your photo files. Printing your pictures. Sending pictures via email. (4 pages - Adobe Acrobat PDF format)..
CommonTasks.rtf: Using the Common Tasks menu in Windows XP. (1 page - WordPad or MS Word document)
FreeSpace: How many digital photos can you fit on your hard disk? (1 page - Adobe Acrobat PDF format).
Picasa Photo 2 Organizer.rtf: Using the Picasa Photo Organizer, a free photo organizer that finds all the photos on your computer (2 pages - WordPad or MS Word).
Tasks1.rtf: Paint Shop Pro Practice Tasks for Part I (2 pages - WordPad or MS Word)
Tasks2.rtf: Paint Shop Pro Practice Tasks for Part II (2 pages - WordPad or MS Word)
What Program.rtf: What Program Should I Use? - Digital photo tasks and how to do them.(2 pages - WordPad or MS Word).
Overview.rtf: Overview of Digital Imaging and Photography (WordPad or MS Word)
Tasks3.rtf: Paint Shop Pro Practice Tasks III (WordPad or MS Word)
Making slideshows.rtf: An overview of various ways to make sideshows of digital still images, both for viewing on the computer screen and on the television screen. (WordPad or MS Word)
MemoriesOnTV3: Using Memories On TV 3.0 to make Video Slide Shows of your Digital Pictures. Memories On TV is a commercial ($50) program that you can use to make professional-quality Ken Burns-type documentary video slide shows of digital pictures with background music and narration that can be played on a DVD player. The CD-ROM contains a fully-functional evaluation version of this software. There is also a handout for the older version 2. (2 pages - WordPad or MS Word)
Software Installers folder: On the CD-ROM. Image editing software for Windows and Macintosh.
See the ReadMe file in this folder for a list of software and instructions. The main software that we use in the course is Paint Shop Pro X.
Example pictures folder: On the CD-ROM. Pictures used in the demo portion of the workshop and for the Practice Tasks.
Links to related topics and activities: On the CD-ROM. Web shortcuts to topics and activities related to digital imaging, including: Art and Drawing lessons, Cameras and scanners, Color, Classroom activities, Symmetry, Reviews of Photo Editors, Web Photo Album sites, Creative and craft projects, and other topics.
Introduction to IrfanView.doc: Introduction to IrfanView 3.85, a basic freeware picture viewer and editor that you can legally install on all the computers in your classroom or computer lab. (WordPad or MS Word document)
Last revised April, 2006. This page is maintained by Prof. Tom O'Haver , Professor Emeritus, The University of Maryland at College Park.
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