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.

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Open Source Primer/Open Source Alternatives to Photoshop

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

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