Organizing and Editing Your Photos

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Organizing and Editing Your Photos

  1. 1. ORGANIZING & EDITINGYOUR PHOTOSPresented by theMonroe County Public Library
  2. 2. ABOUT MEName: Austin StroudTitles: Instructional Designer at the Monroe County Public Library,and Adjunct Faculty at Ivy Tech Community CollegePepe Biggie Lily
  3. 3. ABOUT YOU What are your experiences working with photos? What do you hope to learn more about today?
  4. 4. TAKING PICTURES What do you use to take your pictures? Some commonly used devices: Smartphone Tablet Digital Camera WebCam Traditional Camera with Film (or Disposable Camera)
  5. 5. GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Try to avoid zooming in on pictures too much. The more youzoom in and make your picture subject larger, the more pixelatedyour picture will become. Try to move as close as you caninstead. Avoid using the flash on a camera unless you have no choice.Many digital cameras have an auto setting that is ideal. Follow the rule of thirds (see handout example or link below):http://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirdsMore tips can be found on this website and many others:http://www.betterphoto.com/exploring/tips.asp
  6. 6. GETTING PICTURES ONLINE OR ON ACOMPUTER There are a variety of ways to get pictures you take with a cameraonto a computer or on the Internet.DigitalCamera USBCordSmartphone orTablet USBCordSD CardFlash Drive
  7. 7. GETTING PICTURES ONLINE OR ON ACOMPUTER There are a variety of ways to get pictures you take with a cameraonto a computer or on the Internet.CD from a FilmDeveloperEmail Scanning**For more information on thelibrary’s scanner, stop by the 2ndfloor reference desk.
  8. 8. CREATING FOLDERS ONCOMPUTER Go to the desktop screen or wherever you wish to create a newfolder to store your pictures. Right-click a blank area on the desktop or in the folder window,point to ‘New,’ and then click ‘Folder’. Type a name for the new folder, and then press ‘Enter’ on thekeyboard.The new folder will appear in the location you specified.
  9. 9. NAME MULTIPLE PICTURES ATONCE Using the same word or phrase, you can rename an entire groupof pictures at once. Heres how: Open Windows Photo Gallery by clicking the Start button , clicking AllPrograms, and then clicking Windows Live Photo Gallery. Hold down the CTRL key, and then click the pictures that you want to rename. Right-click the pictures, and then click Rename. In the Info pane, type the new name for that group of pictures in the namebox. Each picture will be given the new name with a differentsequential number, like this: Summer vacation 2005 (1), Summer vacation 2005 (2), Summervacation 2005 (3), and so on.Source:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/tips-for-organizing-pictures
  10. 10. FREE PHOTO EDITORS GIMP: http://www.gimp.org (free download) Paint.NET: http://download.cnet.com/Paint-NET/3000-2192_4-10338146.html(free download) Pixlr: http://pixlr.com/ (web-based – no download required) Windows Live Photo Gallery: (on any Windows PC)http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/photo-gallery Paint: (on any Windows PC) There are other free pictureeditors, but these are a goodplace to start.
  11. 11. FREE ONLINE PHOTO STORAGE Flickr: http://www.flickr.com Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/home Photobucket: http://www.photobucket.com Shutterfly: http://www.shutterfly.comThere are several other online storage options, these are just a fewof your options freely available. You also can use social mediawebsites like Facebook to store your pictures online.
  12. 12. FREE ONLINE PHOTO FILTERS Pixlr-o-matic: http://pixlr.com/o-matic Instagram: http://www.instagram.com (only available for mobiledevices) Phixr: http://www.phixr.com Instant Retro: http://www.instantretro.com Rollip: http://www.rollip.comThere are several other online filter options, these are just a few ofyour options freely available on the Internet.
  13. 13. HELP RIGHT FROM YOURCOMPUTERDid you know that any Windows PC has a free help and supportknowledge base to help you with your picture questions? To find it,click on the ‘Start’ button and then click on the ‘Help andSupport’ link near the bottom right side of the menu.Once this help area opens up, type the word picture in the searchbox to find all of the free help and guidance available on yourcomputer.
  14. 14. FOR MAC (APPLE) COMPUTERUSERS iPhoto is included with every Macintosh (Apple) computer. Free supportand tutorials can be found on this website:http://www.apple.com/findouthow/photos/ Helpful article/tutorial on organizing photos on a Macintosh:http://www.macworld.com/article/1162194/how_to_sort_and_organize_your_iphoto_library.htmlIn general, most of the software and free web-based tools shown in this class will also work ona Macintosh (Apple) computer.
  15. 15. FURTHER ASSISTANCEMy contact information:Austin Stroud812-349-3050 ext. 1666astroud@mcpl.infoAvailable for free, one hour, one-on-one appointments. You canalso schedule an appointment with another library staff member bycalling 812-349-3228 or by filling out this form on the librarywebsite: http://mcpl.info/webform/request-1-hour-help-session

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