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Lab Assignment  Taking Digital Photographs,, Editing still pictures 
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A GS104a Instructor will be available in the computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed.  Check instructors office hours.
Vocabulary
Review of terms from GS104a assignments and some new terms.  Many you know and have in your dictionary.  The terms with an "*" you will be expected to be able to define and give examples without accessing other sources.  Check with a GS104 instructor or the class assistant if you need help with these terms.  In addition to the class and text documentation you can also check this Glossary,  FAQ or Google for help with definitions and problems you may not find.
Check Digital Photo Terms for definitions
crop
cropping tool
sharpen
Sepia
Red Eye
Contrast
*jaggies

(1) 
Editing a digital image:
We will be using 
Picassa a  free program from Google to organize and perform basic editing on our pictures. Download and install Picassa if you haven't done so already.
There are other more powerful photo editing programs but the CSUB license limits the number of copies so we cannot load them on your computers.  If you want more powerful programs for photo and graphic editing I suggest PhotoShop Elements (small bucks--less the $100) are PhotoShop (if you have the big bucks).  You can also use Microsoft Paint for some editing of photos.
        Browse The Following
            
Picassa A general tour of Picassa

Experiment with the various tools in PicassaExplore the following functions in Picassa.  Use your hacking skills and "help"in Picassa. These should be sufficient for most of your needs with this program:
Basics:
Crop --For info on cropping The art of cropping'
Straighten
Redeye
I'm Feeling Lucky
Auto Contrast
Auto Color
Fill Light
Tuning:
Fill Light
Highlights
Shadows
Color Temperture

Effects:
Sharpen
Sepia
Black & White
Etc.

Create
Set as Desktop
Poster
Collage

Screensaver
Movie

You can also import, export, create emailable pictures...

Using your photos create at least one edited photograph  in each of  the following (1) Basics, (2) Tuning, (3) Effects.  Delete the pecassa edited files in your  photogallery  folder in your MyCSUB Web.  Save your pecassa edited photos in photogallery and add links and identification to your photos to photogallery.html.  FTP the changes in photogallery  folder to the web server.  Your instructor can help if needed during office hours. 

(4) Dictionary: Make sure you have the terms with an "*" defined and a good example where relevant.  Your understanding the concept is the goal for creating definitions.  If you do not understand a concept ask fellow class members then your instructor if needed.

(5) Review new additions to Computers and Society Links.


Be sure the red above is on your web site and  linked before next class.