Managing digital images in word, PowerPoint, email, converting files to PDF

I must apologize for neglecting to cover the PDF section with the whole group. The following notes should allow you to install and use Cute PDF to create your own PDF files from most Windows applications.

Additional notes on installing and usting Cute PDF.


Tuesday 23rd January (DET Staff from 8am – 1:45pm; Participants from 10:15am – 4pm)

Time: 11:45am – 1:15pm
Location: Studio Room
Notes: Laptops needed


1. Veronica Quinn (ESSG)
2. Larry Burn (DET)
3. John Solomon (DET)
4. Susan Healy (T)
5. Debbie Stabek (DET)
6. Jill Eales (DET)
7. Cathy Dunbar (DET)
8. Mark Gibson (ESSG)
9. Donna Bryce (T)
10. Sue Crowe (ESSG)
11. Jenny Kingston (ESSG)
12. Teresa Hadden (ESSG)
13. Adam Cameron (T)
14. Carmel Hempenstall (ESSG)
15. Clare Fuller (T)
16. Joan Lane-Storey (T)
17. Liam Buckley (T)
18. Anne Bone (ESSG)
19. Evelyn O’Keefe (T)
20. Sue O’Keefe (DET)
21. Dennis Bateman

Links to notes:


I must apologize for neglecting to cover the PDF section with the whole group. The following notes should allow you to install and use Cute PDF to create your own PDF files from most Windows applications.

Additional notes on installing and usting Cute PDF.



Free Digital image editing programs:


IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.


Find, organise and share your photos.
Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you:

Locate and organise all the photos on your computer.
Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.
Share your photos with others through email, prints and on the web: it’s fast, easy and free.

Note: When you make changes to an image using Picassa you have to export the image to a new file to save the changes and make then avaiable to 3rd party programs such as Word. PowerPoint or email.

VCW VicMan's Photo Editor

A versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features. This powerful application is user friendly, offering simple image editing, high productivity and easy customization.
Download from:


Commercial image editing programs:

Adobe Photoshop

The professional standard in desktop digital imaging
Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 software, the professional image-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imaging line, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking creative tools help you achieve extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptability lets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And with more efficient editing, processing, and file handling, there's no slowing you down.

Corel Paint Shop Pro XI

Filled with one-of-a-kind photo tools sure to please even the most discerning photographer, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo XI is the ideal choice for people who want extraordinary photos. With a built-in Learning Center to help first time users get started, it's the easiest way to get professional-looking photos - fast!


PDF Creators

Free PDF Creators

Cute PDF Writer

Create professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document. FREE for personal and commercial use! No watermarks! No popup Web advertisements! Now supports 64-bit Windows.


PDF4Free creates PDF files from any Windows application running on Windows NT (SP3+), Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The software installs itself as a print driver, all you have to do is to click "Print" from your application to create PDF files.

Free PDFill PDF Writer and PDF Tools 4.0

FREE PDF Writer lets you create a reliable Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file from any printable Windows applications (HTML, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, AutoCad or more).
Free PDF Toolbox to merge, split, reorder, encrypt/decrypt, rotate, crop, reformat, header/footer, watermark, images to PDF, PDF to images, form fields delete/flatten/list, and PostScript to PDF. You can merge multiple PDF files into one file; extract, split or reorder pages into a new file; encrypt or decrypt PDF documents; rotate pages by 90, 180, and 270 degree; crop pages to change the view or print area; reformat multiple pages into one page with added Note lines or change the Page Position. Add headers or footers in your international language; add stamp using image or a formatted text in your international language; convert images to PDF or PDF to images; delete, flatten or list PDF form fields.



Art Mixer IrfanView Basic Image Editing Tutorial
Art Mixer IrfanView Batch Conversion Tutorial

Working with Digital Images: IrFanView

Controlling Image Sizes in Word

Extracting images from a word document

Word Text Wrapping

Working With Images in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.

Compressing Images in Word or Powerpoint to reduce file size

Flash tutorial

Resizing Large Images Using Irfanview

IrfanView Tutorial

Instructional Endeavors: IrfanView Tutorial
An Interactive tutorial

Paint Shop Pro 7 Notes

Using Paint Shop Pro to preserve privacy on the Internet

Using PSP to touch up scanned images


Utils: contains code to allow the user to extract embedded Images at original size and resolution.


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