Looking for recommendations: simple GIMP

David Groos djgroos at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 14:18:12 UTC 2010

Cool solution Antonello!  I'll give it a try.  This sounds like a simple and
complete solution.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM, antonello facchetti <
antonello.facchetti at alice.it> wrote:

> David Groos ha scritto:
>  Hi All,
>> I want students to be able to annotate images, such as photos taken
>> through a microscope, adding arrows and labels to parts of the image, for
>> example.  It might also be nice if there were contrast/brightness/saturation
>> controls.  Need the ability to export back to jpeg/png.  I don't want really
>> any other capabilities.  I just used GIMP for the first time and I had to
>> wade through 'layers' and tons of other concepts that I don't need but it
>> does look awesome.  Does anyone have advice on software that would be good
>> for this need?  This is a very key app in a science classroom and will form
>> part of the basic set of apps for my program.
>> Thanks!
>> David
> Maybe this could be complicating, but I would face the problem in a
> different way.
> You could use OpenOffice presentation:
> - Just make a single-slide presentation with the image you need to work on,
> - add  all extra objects (arrows, labels, text)
> - there is a basic possibility to elaborate the image (crop,
> contrast/brightness/saturation)
> - you can export to jpg/png and other
> - you can save also as a presentation, thus being possible to still modify
> the file.
> hope it helps
> Antonello
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