IDIS 110: Lab 7
In this lab exercise, we'll work with digital images using digital
cameras and Macromedia Flash. The pictures you take will serve as the
basis for your work in project #7.
Now, do the following:
- Take a digital photo - Divide into pairs, borrow a
digital camera from your instructor and insert a floppy disk. You
should format your disk to make sure that it has space for your image
files. Do this either on one of the lab machines (by clicking
mouse-right on the A: drive) or using the digital camera (by
choosing "Menu"-"Disk"-"Format"). Now, with the cyborg project in mind, take a picture of each
other. You may wish to leave the room, go outside, etc. to get a
picture with a setting that you like.
- Digitally modify your photo - Back in the lab, insert
the floppy disk into the computer and transfer your chosen picture to
your F: drive. Open the picture in Macromedia FireWorks and
annotate it with your name somewhere on the image (by selecting the
"Text" tool on the tool bar and typing your name onto the image).
Remember to store your modified picture, saving it as a JPEG image
with a different file name. Here's an
- Mess with Fireworks (optional) - If there is time, you
can play around with the image manipulation features provided by
Fireworks. You could do any of the following:
- Resize your image by dragging one of the 4 corners using the
"pointer tool". You may have to increase the size of the working
canvas by choosing "Modify"-"Canvas".
- Add text using the "text tool".
- Try out any of a number of predefined filters by choosing
"Filters" and then choosing a filter from the given list.
- Remove colors from the image by clicking on them with either the
"magic wand tool" or one of the "lasso" tools, and then clicking the
- Add addition images by choosing "File"-"Import".
- Change the layering order of multiple bitmap images by dragging
the bitmap image up or down in the layer list on the far right.
- Change the file format by selecting the desired image type in the
"Optimize" panel, and then saving the new format by choosing
Alternatively, you may use a picture that you've taken with your
own digital camera or scan a photograph using a scanner in this
lab. If you need help with Fireworks, you can choose "Help"-"Learning
Fireworks" and then open the "Getting Started with Fireworks MX 2004"
Checking in: Attach your modified picture to your lab #7
submission. Remember to return your camera and floppy disk (if you
borrowed them)at the end of the class period.
This exercise is based on a similar assignment by Jeff Nyhoff.
Last modified: Mon Nov 15 14:01:52 Eastern Standard Time 2004