In our busy world, how often do we stop and “smell the roses” or contemplate the past? With so many things to do today, it is hard to find the time for reminiscences and even harder to find time for recording them. But if we do not do that, wouldn’t it be as if our lives never happened? You can turn to pen and paper (forgive me, I meant to a computer) and start writing, or you can record your life through your camera. And here is where your library comes into play.
For those who are just starting to explore the world of digital photography, we offer “Working with Digital Photos” – a class that allows you to do basic photo editing and share pictures using Google’s free Picasa software.
If you are becoming serious about photography or graphic design and Picasa no longer satisfies you, it may be the time for you to move on to Photoshop Elements. Although not a full version of Adobe Photoshop, Elements allows access to many of Photoshop’s features for the advanced lay photographer or designer. Also, lucky for you, the Columbia Public Library just added “Photoshop Elements Basics” to its list of computer classes! Our first class is scheduled on October 5, and it will teach you how to edit and manipulate photos and graphics to create images that will impress your family and make your friends’ jaws drop! Register by calling 573-443-3161, then come out and join us!
Photo credit: Jack Brodus, Flickr