Thursday, September 13, 2007

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 15 September

Linda Hervig passed the following information to me:


The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) meets on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 9:00 am to noon. The schedule is:

9:00 - User groups for Legacy, Mac, and RootsMagic

10:15 - A break and refreshments

10:30 - Announcements followed by Program: "Digital Imaging - A Review and Look Ahead" by Gene Powell

As the technology advances it is good to look back as well as ahead to see where we are. Advances in digital camera technology allow us to do more with the camera and the image. Photo editing can be an art form or performed automatically in the camera. In previous workshops we've discussed some of the features of Photoshop Elements. In this review we'll take a look at more of the ways in which Photoshop Elements can be used to further your use of digital images. New image formats may allow us to preserve our images in digital form for longer periods of time. In this session we'll discuss these and other aspects of the Digital Imaging process.

Gene Powell is a retired naval officer with many years of computer and photographic experience. He is currently retired and describes himself as a "Senior Computer Geek," spending time building and repairing desktop computers. He also reviews and tests various new software offerings for compatibility with different operating systems. He currently has software running on Windows XP 64 bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro on a laptop and Linspire, a Debian Linux variant, running on another desktop computer. He has presented programs to CGSSD on the subject of digital imaging and has run hands-on sessions with flatbed and slide scanners. He has also presented a program on computer security. He is a member of the Legacy users group and is webmaster for the website.

CGSSD meets at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pine Road turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any A, B, or S space. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map (If you need information on handicap parking spaces, please contact me.)


I look forward to this meeting. I don't have PhotoShop Elements, so I'm interested to see what it can do and how it can be used to enhance my photographs. Of course, that assumes the photographer can be trained to take decent pictures.

This is another opportunity for San Diego area genealogists to attend genealogy software discussion groups. I'm going to look in on the Legacy group this time, I think.

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