Netscape Editor Basics, Scanning, and Paint Shop Pro

CS 297

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.

Using the Scanner

If you have something to scan, try it.

Scanner instructions:

  1. 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.

  2. Open Paint Shop Pro.

  3. From File menu, choose Acquire. A scanner window should pop up.

  4. The scanner should automatically preview your image. If not, click the Preview button.

  5. 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.

  6. You can use the Zoom button to zoom in on your selection and fine-tune your frame positioning.

  7. Click the auto-exposure button (it's between the brightness and contrast controls.

  8. If you'd prefer to see the size of your image in inches, open the Custom menu, choose Image size and change Units to inches.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

Paint Shop Pro

Experiment with Paint Shop Pro. Grab a GIF or JPEG file and edit it. Try painting your own image.

  1. See Chapter 14 of Simpson.

  2. Try:
    1. Opening an image file.

    2. Saving an image file. File formats. Interlaced GIF.

    3. Using the browser to view results.

    4. Flip, mirror, rotate.

    5. Filters. Minimum color depth.

    6. Filter browsing.

    7. Brightness, contrast.

    8. Negative, grayscale.

    9. Count colors used.

    10. Increasing, decreasing color depth.

    11. Painting.

Netscape Navigator Gold Editor basics

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 other software.

  1. Starting new pages. Saving.

  2. Opening existing pages.

  3. The various bars and buttons (pp. 107, 108).

  4. Navigating around the page:
    1. Home

    2. End

    3. Ctrl-Home

    4. Ctrl-End

  5. Line breaks versus paragraph.

  6. Selecting:
    1. Universal: drag over desired selection.

    2. Another universal: click one end, go to other end, Shift-click.

    3. Selecting a line.

    4. Selecting a word (double).

    5. Selecting a paragraph (double).

  7. From the Edit menu: Undo, Redo.

  8. Also from the Edit menu: Cut, Copy, Paste. Copying versus moving.

  9. From the View menu: Paragraph marks, Document source.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Jan 16 10:53:12 EST 1997
Tom Kelliher