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Free multimedia mini-classes: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, ProTools, iMovie

The following free, one-hour classes are scheduled this fall in the Media Development Center (MDC) in 213 Hale Library. Classes are open to all K-Staters, and no registration is needed. Most topics are offered on two dates to afford K-Staters more opportunities to attend.

Intro to Photoshop — 6-7 p.m. — Oct. 24 (Sun), Nov. 14 (Sun)
This class will help patrons understand the basics of Adobe Photoshop.

Introduction to iMovie — 6:30-7:30 p.m. — Oct. 25 (Mon), Nov. 29 (Mon)
This class will teach the basics of video editing using iMovie HD.

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Spotlight: Pixenate.com, a photo-editing tool

Check out pixenate.com, a simple, web-based photo editor. How does it work?

  1. Upload your photo to the website.
  2. Edit using any one of a number of photo-editing tools, including cropping, color balance, resize, rotate, and more.
  3. The edited photo can be saved or uploaded to a website such as Flickr.

Portable, new Insta-Theatre screen available for checkout

Information Technology Services recently purchased a Deluxe Insta-Theatre screen, which is now available for three-day checkouts. Any faculty or student (for class presentations) may check it out, as well as official K-State student organizations. The screen is lightweight (17 lbs.), self-standing, can be set up in seconds, and can travel almost anywhere in its sleek aluminum case.

Insta-Theatre Screen
Insta-Theatre Screen

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Free VLC media player handles variety of video, audio, other formats

Do you have a media file or DVD that won’t play in Windows Media Player or QuickTime? Try the VLC media player, a free, open-source, cross-platform (Windows, OSX, Linux, and more) software. It will play a wide variety of media formats without the need for downloading additional codec packs.

Some of the various functions of VLC include support for video and audio formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, etc.), DVDs, VCDs, and various  streaming  protocols. Continue reading “Free VLC media player handles variety of video, audio, other formats”