Netscape Editor Basics, Scanning, and Paint Shop Pro
Tom Kelliher, CS297
Jan. 16, 1997
- Grading criteria for home pages.
- Make sure you've glanced over the material in Chapters 5--8 of
Simpson and Projects 1--6 in Word Essentials.
- Using the scanner.
- Image properties.
- Paint Shop Pro basics.
- Netscape Navigator Gold Editor basics.
- Hands-on exercises.
- We should leave the scanner workstation ``open'' and establish a
sign-up sheet for scanning.
- Students can use instructor's workstation.
- Logging-on is a little different on the instructor's machine.
- 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.
- normal.tif --- 100% size, 3.56 x 4.91 in., 267 x 368 pixels.
- little.tif --- 16% size (smallest possible), .57 x .78 in., 43 x
59 pixels. My ``thumbnail'' image.
- big.tif --- 200% size, 7.11 x 9.81 in., 533 x 736 pixels.
Things to observe:
- The accuracy of the measurements.
- The sizes of the files.
- Common resolutions:
- 640 x 480.
- 800 x 600.
- 1024 x 768.
- Image size.
- How much is visible to a viewer, without scrolling?
- GIF --- interlaced, non-interlaced. Limited to color depth of
256. Compression controversy.
- JPEG --- Joint Photographs Expert Group. Higher color depths.
- Color depth. Common values:
- 2 --- black and white.
- 16 --- simple artwork.
- 256 --- more complex artwork, photographs.
- 32K and higher --- photographs and JPEG.
- Size of the image file. Time to load.
- In-line and external images.
- Thumbnail images.
- Acquiring images:
- Drag and drop.
- Right-click, Save as.
- See end of Chapter 10 of Simpson for locations.
- Installation. The DLL problem.
- Starting. Shareware. Freeware, commercial software.
- 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.
- Starting new pages. Saving.
- Opening existing pages.
- The various bars and buttons (pp. 107, 108).
- Navigating around the page:
- Select then do model.
- 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 10:38:14 EST 1997