Thursday, 28 June 2012

Week Two of Learn@APNK had us concentrating on photos & images:  how to extract images from external devices; image types; how to store images onto local devices; cropping and straightening images using Paint.Net; what Flickr and Picaso offer; and some fun things you can do with images e.g. Wordle.

Things I have taken away from this module are:
  • It was good to be reminded that you can transfer images from a memory card, using the APNK computers.  You don't need to have the camera and a cable.
  • A good habit to get into is safely removing hardware, like a USB stick, by using the icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
  • A handy hint given was to make a copy of your image, and do any editing work on it, rather than the original.
  • I learnt that you need to be prepared to have a good look around a new programme and become familiar with the terminology used as it might not be immediately obvious, e.g. in if you want to straighten an image you go to Layers > Rotate/Zoom.
 Of the websites given for a bit of fun with images, I had a play around with Wordle.  Here's the link to my wordle on The Owl and the Pussycat

In my Skype meeting with Moata she showed me how to share screenshots, but the very next day Skype had changed the rules on us, and now sharing screenshots is a premium service!

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