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Open Source Primer/Open Source Alternatives to Photoshop
 

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Presented as part of panel at Western Museum Association's 2009 annual meeting, October 2009.

Presented as part of panel at Western Museum Association's 2009 annual meeting, October 2009.

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    Open Source Primer/Open Source Alternatives to Photoshop Open Source Primer/Open Source Alternatives to Photoshop Presentation Transcript

    • Free, Shared, Online Tools:  A Primer
    • What is a free, shared, online tool?
      • J ust what it sounds like!
        • Free 
        • Online
        • and shared
    • Two types to think about
        • Tools available for use
          • Facebook (social networking)
          • Twitter (social networking)
          • Picassa (photo sharing/photo editing)
        • Tools available for use and customization
          • Mozilla, Firefox (web browsing)
          • The GIMP (photo editing)
    • Type #2: aka Open Source
        • Open source is about collaboration.
        • Open source programs offer:
          • Access to the source code of the program
          • Free license to change the source code and the program
          • Total customizability for the programmer.
        • But you don’t need to be a coder/expert to use the programs.
    • Free, Shared, Online Tools for the Small Museum Or: How I Survive without Photoshop
    • I Don’t Have Photoshop
      • But I do have a Nikon D60, the internet, and a collection to digitize.
      • Four tools:
        • Batch convertor program
        • Photo editor #1
        • Photo editor #2
        • WYSIWIG webpage editor
    • Batch Convertor
        • Irfanview
          • Downloadable freeware (not open source)
        • Converts from RAW image format to
          • .tif
          • .jpg
          • .jpg for access (smaller image size)
    • Photo editor #1
        • Picasa
          • Downloadable freeware (not open source)
        • Single click photo editing
          • Cropping
          • Light levels
          • Color adjustment
    • Photo editor #2
        • GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program
          • Downloadable open source program
        • Comparable to Photoshop
          • Fine level photo editing
    • WYSIWYG Webpage Editor
        • Kompozer
          • Downloadable open source program
        • What You See Is What You Get editing
          • Build and edit webpages