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DSD: Basic image editing using free tools
Course Description:

This demonstration session will introduce you to some basic image editing techniques using either free tools or those you are likely to already have access to, such as Office apps or operating system apps.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
By the end of the session you will be familiar with:
  • Image file types,
  • Converting from one file format to another,
  • Understanding file size, pixels and resolution, physical dimensions,
  • Resizing images,
  • Basic editing features such as cropping, rotating, framing, brightness, effects, etc.
  • Image editing in Word and other Office apps.
  • Image editing using native apps in Windows (and Mac OS)
  • Basic features of one of the popular free editing tools, such as Pixlr.
Intended Audience:
This demonstration session is aimed at those wishing to learn some basic image editing techniques using apps they already have access to or which are available for free.
Target Audience: All
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