Thursday, May 28, 2009

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 3 June 2009 9.45 am - 11.45 am

When: Wednesday 3 June 2009 9.45 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street.

What: Have you a computer related question? It doesn’t matter how simple or silly it seems. There is a fair chance someone will be able to help.

The team will discuss printer related problems and solutions.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Photo Story 3 Workshop, Tuesday 26 May 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 26 May, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: We will show you how to make your own unique photo stories for free with the Microsoft Photo Story 3.

Even if you're a beginner, you'll find it easy it is to add special effects, music, and other professional touches to enhance your digital photos.

With Photo Story 3, you can record your own voice commentary to describe favorite photos.

Photo Story 3 automatically puts your photos in motion or you can create your own dramatic effects by choosing custom panning and zooming options.

Add background music from your library, or with just a few mouse clicks, compose original tunes directly within Photo Story 3.

See the facilitator's examples at http://www.youtube.com/user/foundusually

Contact Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz, to register for the workshop and receive a copy of the documentation.

The cost is $5, payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 27 May 2009 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

When:  Wednesday 27 May 2009 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street.

What:  As usual, you are invited to bring along any questions you would like answered and we will try and resolve them for you. (Someone attending will quite likely to have experienced the same problem and be able to provide an answer!)

John Cook is the facilitator in residence and he will also show you an easy method to open a WORD 2007 document if you receive one that cannot be read, because you only have WORD 2003 installed.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Problem Solving Workshop, Tuesday 19 May 10 am - 12 pm. A few places still left!

When: Tuesday 19 May, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The Centre's computers, like your home computer, can have everyday problems. The Technical Committee have recorded those problems and documented solutions. Members have the opportunity to work through those problems and their solutions in this workshop. A good way to find the solutions to several common issues without calling a technician!

Contact Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz, to register for the workshop and receive a copy of the documentation.

The cost is $5, payable at  the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Digicam SIG, Wednesday 20 May 10 am - 12 pm

When: Wednesday 20 May 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What:  George Braithwaite will demonstrate the benefits of using "fill in flash" as opposed to "spot metering" for portraits. He will also demonstrate his technique for taking "macro" images.

Bryan Carver will discuss the benefits of reading the "histogram" which is available on quite a number of "point-n-shoot" camers and all SLR's. Last year one of our guest speakers said he always checks the histogram before taking that extra special photo, the one he hopes will win a competition!
 
Bring your camera and manual for another mini workshop. Beforehand check your manual to see if your camera can display "histograms".

There will be ample opportunities also to ask questions.

Problem Solving Workshop, Tuesday 19 May 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 19 May, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The Centre's computers, like your home computer, can have everyday problems. The Technical Committee have recorded those problems and documented solutions. Members have the opportunity to work through those problems and their solutions in this workshop.

Contact Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz, to register for the workshop and receive a copy of the documentation.

The cost is $5, payable at  the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Writing and Publishing Special Interest Group, Wednesday 13 May 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 13 May 12.30 pm - 2.30pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield St

What: This month John Nimmo will discuss and illustrate with pictures, some of the methods he used to trace his Scottish ancestors.

There'll be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and interesting tips and suggestions for members writing about their families.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Picture enhancing Workshop using GIMP, Tuesday 12 May 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 12 May, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: John Foden will demonstrate how you can restore your old  photos/images to overcome the ravages of time, such as fading, colour casts, blemishes etc.
           
The free open-source GIMP programme will be used to do this work. It has a wide range of tools that are often not provided with the more basic free editing programmes.

Contact John Foden at 4792487 or john.foden@paradise.net.nz, to register for the workshop.

The cost is $5, payable at  the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

For an extra $5, a CD can be made available that has the Workshop notes in pdf form (70 pages) and a copy of the free GIMP programme for installing on your computer. If you want to purchase this CD, please mention it when you register.