Digital Cameras & Computers

So once the camera is covered where next?  Well the next step is tackling the computer.  Fortunately the software you need is freely available.  Whilst you could use the CD that came with the camera, a simpler alternative (in my opinion anyway!) is Google's Picasa. This is a free program with which to download, catalogue and apply simple edits to your photos.

Who is this for?
This is designed for anyone using a digital camera who wants a straightforward way to copy pictures from their camera to the computer, and manage them once this is done.  

What does it cover?
Starting from connecting the camera to the computer, each step of the way is covered in detail so that copying pictures becomes second nature. Once this is done, then you move onto using Picasa for managing and cataloging the pictures, along with simple editing techniques.  you'll also learn how to print photos, all using one piece of software!

Not only do you get to cover Picasa, but I also introduce Photoscape, again a free program, which provides complimentary features to those of Picasa.

How long is it?
1 day or can be split into several sessions if required

Where is it run?
On your premises or via one of the training centres I use

What you'll learn ...

Connnecting camera to the Computer

Copying photos from the camera to the computer

Putting photos into folders

Creating duplicate photos (a safety net!)

Zooming into a photo

Cropping to your taste

Adjusting the photo's colour and lightness

Straightening a photo

Correcting redeye

Adding text to a photo

Fine tuning colour and tone

Adding effects

Creating a collage

Creating a video


Copying to Web Albums (internet connection required)

Links to the software

You can visit the Picasa page here to download the software

You can download Photoscape from here or have a look at some examples from here