Netscape Editor Basics, Scanning, and Paint Shop Pro
Jan. 16, 1997
If you have questions regarding how to do something, call me over. Nothing
needs to be handed-in.
Remember, Friday's quiz will be completely closed-book.
If you have something to scan, try it.
- Carefully place your image on the scanner bed. ``Ground zero'' is
the upper right-hand corner. The image should be placed face-down, as if
you were using a copier.
- Open Paint Shop Pro.
- From File menu, choose Acquire. A scanner window
should pop up.
- The scanner should automatically preview your image. If not, click
the Preview button.
- Your image should now appear in the window. Notice that there is a
tiny ``frame'' surrounding the image. Drag the frame to zero-in on the
portion of the image in which you're interested.
- You can use the Zoom button to zoom in on your selection and
fine-tune your frame positioning.
- Click the auto-exposure button (it's between the brightness and
- If you'd prefer to see the size of your image in inches, open the
Custom menu, choose Image size and change Units to
- You may now adjust the image size. If you think you'll be using more
than one size of an image in your work, use the scanner to make a few
copies of the images, each copy at a different size. Using the scanner to
re-size the image produces the best results.
- Click the Final button. Save the image to a folder on your
N: drive. Photographs should be saved a JPEG files. Other images
should be saved as GIF files. If these image formats aren't available,
save your image as a TIFF file.
Experiment with Paint Shop Pro. Grab a GIF or JPEG file and edit it. Try
painting your own image.
- See Chapter 14 of Simpson.
- Opening an image file.
- Saving an image file. File formats. Interlaced GIF.
- Using the browser to view results.
- Flip, mirror, rotate.
- Filters. Minimum color depth.
- Filter browsing.
- Brightness, contrast.
- Negative, grayscale.
- Count colors used.
- Increasing, decreasing color depth.
Practice with each of the following by staring a new ``scratch'' page that
you can ``throw away'' when you're finished. I'll bet this stuff is pretty
old hat by now, because the actions are similar to what's available in
- Starting new pages. Saving.
- Opening existing pages.
- The various bars and buttons (pp. 107, 108).
- Navigating around the page:
- Line breaks versus paragraph.
- Universal: drag over desired selection.
- Another universal: click one end, go to other end, Shift-click.
- Selecting a line.
- Selecting a word (double).
- Selecting a paragraph (double).
- From the Edit menu: Undo, Redo.
- Also from the Edit menu: Cut, Copy,
Paste. Copying versus moving.
- From the View menu: Paragraph marks, Document
Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Jan 16 10:53:12 EST 1997