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Title: A Picture says more Using Digital Pictures


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A Picture says more Using Digital Pictures
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Table of Contents
  • Why using digital pictures
  • When using digital pictures
  • How to use your camera
  • Tips on photographing
  • Editing pictures
  • Editing tips
  • Interesting links

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1. Why using digital pictures?
  • A picture says more than a thousand words
  • Many people dont have much time to read or
    listen
  • A picture needs no translation
  • A picture is an idea and proof at the same time
  • You can show many things with pictures
  • Makes local knowledge clear
  • Over time you will see more
  • Fast and convincing communication
  • Can directly be used in training/ presentation
  • Easy

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2. When using digital pictures?
  • In presentations
  • Reports
  • Explanations on field visits
  • Trainings
  • Websites

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3. How to use your camera
  • When you are in the field, try to see things
    through the camera and take pictures
  • Ask local experts and resource persons to explain
    and show what they mean
  • Try to capture the knowledge of local specialists

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4. Tips on photographing (1)
  • Use series of photographs this can make a
    story

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4. Tips on photographing (2)
  • Think of detail and think of overview
  • People make pictures more interesting

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5. Editing pictures
  • A lot of software is available for editing
    pictures. It is recommended to use real edit
    programs. This means do not use Word or other
    text editors to edit your pictures.
  • Examples of picture editing programs are
  • Adobe Photoshop (very advanced, not free)
  • Paint (not many options, but standard in MS
    Office)
  • VCW VicMan's Photo Editor (Free)
  • ImageMagick (free)

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6. Editing tips (1)
  • Sometimes your picture is too big to fit the
    place where you want to have it. It looks very
    unprofessional to squeeze the picture without
    taking notice of scales. For example dont do

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6. Editing tips (2) How to keep original
scales
  • Most editing programs will keep scales of
    pictures when you hold down the shift key while
    you resize your picture by dragging a corner.
  • Another option is to go to Format picture, then
    look for an option like Lock aspect ratio.
    When this option is active, the picture will keep
    the original scales when you adjust the size.

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6. Editing tips (3)
  • The quality of a picture is related to the amount
    of pixels a picture contains. The higher the
    quality the larger the file. If you want to place
    a picture on the internet it might be better to
    use a low quality. Smaller files can be
    downloaded faster.
  • You can decrease the size of your picture
    (compressing) by
  • By changing settings in your digital camera. Look
    in your camera for image size, image quality or
    compression.
  • Afterwards for example in a PowerPoint
    presentation right click your mouse, choose
    format picture picture compress change
    resolution to web/screen.

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7. Interesting links (1) Editing software
  • www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop. Very advanced, not free
  • www.microsoft.com
  • Paint. It has not many options, but it is a
    standard program in MS Office
  • www.vicman.net
  • VCW VicMan's Photo Editor (free)
  • www.imagemagick.org
  • ImageMagick (free)

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7. Interesting links (2) Organizing pictures
  • www.picasa.google.com
  • Free software that helps you organize and manage
    your pictures in a clear way
  • www.magix-photos.com
  • Online album where you can upload your pictures
    and manage them online

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7. Interesting links (3) Trainings and courses
  • www.shortcourses.com
  • Short courses on digital cameras or digital
    photographing
  • www.scantips.com
  • Tips on scanning by Wayne Fulton
  • http//digital-photo-basics.classes.cnet.com
  • This is an online course on digital photographs
    from Cnet. Also available on this website are tip
    and tricks

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7. Interesting links (4) Tips and tricks
  • http//malektips.com/digital_cameras_help_and_tips
    .html
  • Tips on digital cameras, varying from tips on
    how to buy a camera to tips on reducing red-eyed
    pictures
  • http//www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-pa
    th38pq-localeen_US_requestid735
  • Kodak Tips and Projects Center tips on various
    topics
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