Looking for recommendations: simple GIMP

David Groos djgroos at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 14:53:26 GMT 2010

Hi Antonello,

I'm getting stuck at:
1  crop to show just image and caption/annotation.
2  export just the cropped area as a jpg.

Any ideas?

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM, David Groos <djgroos at gmail.com> wrote:

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