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Digital Cameras & Scanners Tara Dec Montgomery Lower Middle School Industrial Technology Teacher

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Digital Cameras & Scanners. Tara Dec Montgomery Lower Middle School Industrial Technology Teacher. Here’s what we’re going to do today…. Digital Cameras Buttons and menus Taking a picture Saving the picture to your computer Inserting pictures into MS Office applications - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Digital Cameras & ScannersTara DecMontgomery Lower Middle SchoolIndustrial Technology Teacher

  • Heres what were going to do todayDigital CamerasButtons and menusTaking a pictureSaving the picture to your computerInserting pictures into MS Office applicationsCharging batteries

  • Heres what were going to do todayScannersScanning an imageSaving a scanned imageLocating a scanned image on your computerInserting scanned images into MS Office applicationsCopying an image

  • Basic Camera CapabilitiesTake pictures quickly and easilyView pictures that have been taken on the LCD screenDelete pictures that you dont want to keepZoom in and outFlashAdjust sizing and image quality of pictureAdd effectsNegative, sepia, black and white, solarize

  • Activity - Taking a PictureFind a partner or two and send one person up for a camera and a floppy disk.Slide the power switch to turn the camera on.Insert the disk into the side of the camera with the black slider part of the disk going inward.Make sure the Play/Still/Movie selector is turned to Still.Focus the cameras view onto your partner and push the silver button on the top of the camera. Hold it down until the screen says that it is recording the picture.Viola! You have successfully taken a digital camera picture. Repeat process for other partner/s.

  • Viewing a PictureMove the Play/Still/Movie selector is turned to Play.Viewing multiple picturesUse the circular Menu button to move up to the arrow buttons.Click on the arrow buttons to scroll through the pictures.

  • Transferring the Picture Off the DiskUse the Disk Eject button to pop the disk out of the camera.Take the disk out and insert it into the floppy drive on your computer.On the desktop, double click on the My Computer icon. Then, double click on the 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) icon

  • Transferring the Picture Off the DiskClick on one of the pictures so that it is highlighted.Hold down the Ctrl (Control) key and click the other picture.Right click and select Copy.Minimize from that screen so that your mouse is on the desktop. Right click and select Paste.You should now see the picture on the desktop of the computer.

  • Inserting Pictures into ProjectsNext activity Inserting pictures into MS Word.Open up Microsoft Word so that you have a new document.Click on Insert, Picture, From File.

    Find your pictures by clicking on the drop down menu and selecting Desktop.Click on the file you would like to insert.Click Insert.

  • Repeat this process for the other picture.

  • Time to Delete the PicturesOpen up the 3 Floppy (A:) drive.From the desktop, double click on My Computer and then the 3 Floppy (A:) drive.Select both picturesRight click on them and select Delete.Then, click OK.

  • Buttons vs. Program MenusButtonsEasier for a first time userDoes not let user customize as muchProgram MenusYou will need to be able to locate the scanning program on the computer Start, Programs, etc.You will be able to adjust the settings of things such as the file name, file type, printer, and location where the file is saved

  • Common Scanner FunctionsScanFileCopyEmail

  • ScanScans document and saves it as an image. (BMP, JPEG, or TIFF)Most scanners will save the file in the My Pictures folder within the My Documents folder on your desktop.Using the Scanners Program MenuYou can set the file name, file type, and where the file is saved.

  • CopyCopies the document and automatically prints a copy to the default printer.It does not save the file.Using the Scanners Program MenuYou can set the paper size, printer, and number of copies printed.

  • FileScans the document and saves it as a PDF file. Portable Document FormatGood for use on web pages.Using the Scanners Program MenuYou can set the file name and where the file is saved.

  • EmailScans document and saves it as either a document (PDF) or an image (JPEG)Using the Scanners Program MenuYou can set the file name and the file type.

  • Your ActivityWith a partner or two, go out into the library and practice taking several pictures.As you are doing this, I will call in one group at a time to review scanning.If your group would like to take an adventure, you may choose to walk around the school to do this.Experiment with the various types of effects that the camera has to offer.Afterwards, we are going to use PowerPoint to create a quick slideshow of what you found in your travels.