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    University of the 3rd Age (U3A) Digital University of the 3rd Age (U3A) Digital Presentation Transcript

    • U3A - Digital
      • What’s new in the digital world©
      • Ric Matthews and Melanie Seibert Haynie
      • January 27, 2009
    • Overview
      • Digital Photography
      • Social Networks
      • Consumer Electronics
    • Digital Photography- The Basics
      • Lewis Carroll’s portmanteau
      • Pixels - Picture ( Pix ) El ements
      • Tiny Squares - the greater the number the more compact and clearer the image
      • Similar to Pointillism art
    • Pixels
      • 6.1 megapixel (MP) 3,0008 x 2,000 pixel image
      • 10 MP = 3,872 x 2, 592
      • Advantage - clarity, color reality
      • Disadvantage - file size, Storage size, taxes computer
    • Basic Digital Camera
      • Similar features to a film camera - lens, iris aperture, shutter
      • Capture - no film, rather electronic devise like a semiconductor
      • a 3 MP image higher res. than most computer monitors
    • Kinds of Digital Cameras
      • Ultra-Compact
      • Point and Shoot
      • dSLR, controllable
    • Which one for me
      • What are you using it for? Optical Zoom, SLR, ease of operation, resolution, response time
      • Size, carrying ease, cost, feel, operation
      • How will you view/share images?
      • Storage capacity, type
      • Accessories and compatibility with old
    • Storage
      • Compact Flash
      • Secure Digital
      • Memory Stick
      • Micro Drive
    • Taking Pictures
      • Purpose (don’t cut off their heads)
      • Rule of thirds
      • Correct exposure
      • no shake
    • Getting images OUT
      • Card Reader
      • Portable Storage
      • USB Cord
      • Wireless / Bluetooth
    • Which format to SAVE
      • BMP - bitmap, hi quality, huge file
      • GIF - usually line drawings
      • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)- old school, not supported as much now
      • JPEG - (Joint Photo Experts Group) usual standard for email, web
      • RAW (unmanipulated) “digital negatives
    • Images beyond camera
      • Scanners
      • eMail
      • Web
      • CD
    • Photo Manipulation
      • Most Camera come with some form
      • ARCsoft
      • (Mac) Aperture, iPhoto
      • Photoshop
      • Adobe Photoelements
    • Sharing your photos
      • Dedicated Photo Printers
      • All-in-one printers
      • eMail
      • sending for remote processing and pick-up
      • CDs
      • Photo websites
    • Photo Developing Websites
      • A few examples
      • http://www.ritzpix.com/net/OrderPrints/
      • http://www.snapfish.com/
      • http://www.costco.com/PhotoCenter/PhotoCenter.aspx
      • http://photo.walgreens.com/store
    • Photo Sharing Websites
      • A few examples of website sharing
      • http://www.webshots.com/
      • http://www.flickr.com/
      • http://www.snapfish.com/
      • Example from my site
    • Next Steps
      • Practice
      • Take classes from: continuing education, community colleges, photo stores, Apple
      • Questions about still photography?
    • Simple Digital Video
      • Analog can be converted
      • Shooting digital
      • Cameras Flip Mino
      • Higher end
        • Mini tape
        • Hard Drive
    • Movie Making Software
      • iMovie www.apple.com
      • Windows MovieMaker www.microsoft.com
      • Reviews of several http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
    • Social Networking
      • www.facebook.com
      • www.utube.com
      • www.linkedin.com
      • Second Life, Plaxio, Bebo
      • Twitter
    • Other Cool Things
      • Digital camera/binoculars
      • Desktop video conferencing
      • Leapfrog Fly Pen http://www.metacafe.com/watch/747998/fly_fusion_math_tech_pen/
      • Large Back-up drives for your data at home or online
    • Other Consumer Electronics
      • HD Screens – larger and larger
      • 3-D for the home TV
      • http://lastgadgetstanding.com/
      • Questions?
      • www.miracosta.edu/home/rmatthews