Digitizing Images

Introduction

Web pages that include images can be more interesting and instructionally effective. While there are many sources of graphics and photographs available on the Internet, or in clip art collections, a unique look can be added to your pages with the addition of original artwork and photographs.

In this module you will learn how to capture images from three sources:

  1. Digital Camera (e.g. Apple Quicktake)
  2. Flat bed scanner (e.g. HP IV4)
  3. Standard video camera and A/V Macintosh

Resources

Obviously, if you wish to use the above techniques to digitize images, you need the equipment and applications that accompany them. Each of these will be discussed on the page discussing each individual procedure, these can be access by the links below.

Procedures

  1. Digital Camera - Here you will examine Apple's Quicktake 200 camera.
  2. Flat bed scanner - Hewitt Packard scanners have become very popular, you will learn to use learn to use the standard HP scanning application.
  3. Standard video camera and A/V Macintosh - A good alternative to a digital camera and/or a scanner if you have a machine equipped with a video card. You can use any type of video camera!

Conclusion

Using original images adds personal flavor to your web pages. It allows you, and your students, to really call the web pages your own. It also lets you do exactly what you want with your images, instead of have to adapt someone else's graphics to fit your needs. Your school may already even own the equipment needed for each process, check with your media technician!

Now that you have acquired your images, move onto Manipulating Images.


This page by Dan McDowell. Last updated on July 3, 1997.