Presentation on theme: "Organizing, Editing and Printing Pictures. What do I mean by ‘Pictures’? 1.Straightforward photographs. 2.Clip-art, cartoon-like pictures. 3.Scanned images."— Presentation transcript:
What do I mean by ‘Pictures’? 1.Straightforward photographs. 2.Clip-art, cartoon-like pictures. 3.Scanned images (e.g. of documents, drawings, old photo’s). 4.Video clips. 5.Etc. NOTE: Make this an interactive session
Where do I keep my pictures? On my computer’s hard drive(s). On one or more flash drive(s) – memory sticks. On CDs / DVDs. On memory cards. As printed copies.
Whereabouts on my hard drive? Using Windows Explorer, look under ‘Libraries’ and find ‘Pictures’. Within ‘Pictures’ you will find ‘My Pictures’. This is usually where you store your own pictures. This is also usually the default location for any pictures you put on to your computer.
How do I Organize the Pictures on my Hard Drive? You can create your own Folders in which you want to keep your pictures. They can be organized in any way you choose – chronologically, by event, family members, friends, scenery, skies, animals, etc. We will be practising the sub-division of our own pictures.
Do I need special software? Everything you wish to do regarding the organization of your pictures can be done using Windows software that comes with your machine. Numerous alternative software packages are available – some of them at no charge. For more sophisticated users the purchased alternatives are better – i.e. you get what you pay for! We’ll be looking at the Windows alternative, plus a couple of ‘freebies’.
What about Editing my Pictures? As you would expect, the more advanced the software package you are using, the more sophisticated the editing you can do. You can compensate for over- or under-exposure by darkening / lightening your image. Pictures can be ‘cropped’ to taste. You may be able to sharpen or soften the picture. Numerous ‘special effects’ are often available. Text can be added.
Can I print decent-quality pictures? Today’s run-of-the-mill printers are capable of producing extremely acceptable pictures – certainly up to the 8” X 10” range. Depends on: Quality of your camera; Quality of original picture; Quality of printer; Quality of paper used; Degree of ‘High Definition’ involved in the image.
What about those ‘freebies’? Two of the best-known (and loved) ‘freebies’ are Picasa-3 and Irfanview: Both are intuitive – easy to use; Plenty of functionality; Encourage ‘experimenting’ and use of imagination; Good control of file-size (for attaching to e-mail messages); Easy methods of printing; Lots of colour-flexibility; Special effects are available; Ability to ‘crop’ pictures.
Where do I get them from? Get Picasa-3 at: http://download.cnet.com/Picasa/3055-2193_4- 10160334.html?hlndr=1 http://download.cnet.com/Picasa/3055-2193_4- 10160334.html?hlndr=1 Click on “Free Downloads”. When a new page is displayed, click on “Download Picasa”. Get Irfanview at: http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm Click on the first occurrence of “Download Now”.