Matt's Macs

Working with Images

- 2001.05.04 - Tip Jar

This column was first published in the MUGOO Newsletter in March 2001.

Images. What a graphic word. I once read that is what Macs were made for. Images are everywhere Performa 635on my Performa, acquired from one of my digital cameras or my scanner, downloaded from the Internet, copied from a CD or floppy disk, or created from scratch. My Performa is versatile at handling images for school reports, slideshows, and web graphics. In this series of articles I will go over the imaging software that is installed, how it was acquired, and its features.

The imaging software was acquired over the years and came from several different sources. Some software was included as part of a purchase of a peripheral device or book, from a demo CD, or downloaded from the Internet. This does not mean that the software is limited in what it can do.

The software installed and the specific sources of software is listed below:

Software

How Acquired

PhotoDeluxe Purchase of Refurbished Scanner
AppleWorks 5.0 Purchase of CD from MacResQ One-Time Special
PhotoFlash Purchase of Refurbished QuickTake Camera
ColorIt! Purchase of Mac and Power Mac Secrets Book
Gif Builder MacAdvocate CD
JPEG View Mac Advocate CD

Let take a look at the software installed on my Mac and features of each.

Adobe PhotoDeluxe
Apple Works 5.0
Photo Flash
Color It! 2
Gif Builder
JPEG View
Picture Viewer

Viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Create New

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

Create Open

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

Create Paste

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

Save Choices

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Alter Image

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

Alter No. Color

No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No

Filters

More
Few
Some
Some
Few
None
None

Plug-Ins

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No

Acquire

Yes, S
No
Yes, S, C
Yes, S
No
No
No

Slideshow

Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No

The bottom-line is that my Performa has a selection of different applications that are used for different projects. In others words, a lot of versatility to handle images, all for a very low price.

Next time: Images from A through Z

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