scanner, or camera. It is a full-featured viewer/modifier/converter. More completeimage application programs like Adobe PhotoShop LE have occasionally been sentas free software with the purchase of a peripheral. JASC’s Paint Shop Pro has manyuses, and is suitable for colorizing and some types of retouching. It also is an imageformat converter, with the standard supported file types. It has a collection of toolsthat allow a user to make many types of midifications to an image. In theColors|Adjust tool, there are six menu choices that provide dialog screens for making modifications. Among them are a gamma tool adjustment where the gammavalues selected for red, green , and blue may be selected independently or together.
Altering the image content (in addition to the modifying steps shown above)can include:
Smoothing edges, reducing granularity, reducing moiré patterns, adding specialeffects, balancing brightness from one region of the image to another, retouching,rotating the image by multiples of 90 degrees, rotating the image by a selectedamount, and flipping an image horzontally or vertically.
Printing features may include:
Print preview, an image scaling and positioning feature, rotating the image by 90degrees, presence or absence of header, footer, pre-set margins, etc.
Viewing features may include:
Manual or automatic stepping through a collection of files, viewing a cluster of filesas thumbnails, reproducing sound files along with images
Applications to add displayability to images include:
Adding captions and/or legends, adding automatic presentation features to an imagecollection
Displaying animated images:
Animated GIFs are a stepped sequence of GIF images which simulate motion.Animated GIFs won’t work in all viewing software. They are commonly used onweb pages, as they will display properly in web browsing viewers.
A brief discussion on images which are produced in scanner formatsor in image converter formats.
When working with images in scanner software or in image converter software, it isuseful to remember that these are temporary image files with formats which: