If you use a digital camera in your office, and would like to have a hands-on experience with a free and easy to use home imaging software program that can be used in the office, then this workshop is for you. You will learn how to download images from the digital camera and card reader that you bring, or from a card reader and memory card of images we provide.
In this workshop you also will learn:
You must be familiar with using a Windows XP computer and a mouse for simple Window procedures. You will take home a CD with the program and a user guide. You will also take with you an understanding on how to easily manage digital camera images at home and in the office.
- How to use the provided program in the office to download the images you take with a digital camera, add patient names to each image, organize, crop, edit, and quickly and easily set up slide shows for patient consultations from any computer in your office.
- How to easily produce a self-running CD of the consultation treatment plan images for patient at-home review. The same feature makes it easy for you to back up all your patient images onto a CD or DVD for in office backup.
- How to use the free program and an on-line dental lab to obtain sophisticated cosmetic enhancement of your patients smile that rivals the results of dental office imaging software that costs thousands of dollars.
- How to easily use the software to set up a tooth library of the images of the treatment you provide your patients for case presentation to all your patients.
- How to use the software to simplify in-office or on-line color printing, or to quickly e-mail images to a colleague for consultation or referral.
Note for meeting planners:
While I will lead the workshop as the instructor, this workshop requires
2 room helpers (1 helper per 9-8 attendees/computers)
who must be comfortable with basic Windows procedures, such as creating directories,
copying files, and handling a mouse. The helpers are to be available to help
those who are in the course and loose their place as I demonstrate the features
of the programs in use. The helpers do not have to know the program I use, however,
I can provide advance copies of the program to those room helpers who would like
The computer you provide must meet the following specifications:
a) Pentium III 300Mhz processor or better
b) 64 MB RAM or more
c) 50 MB hard disk space available
d) Windows XP or Vista
e) CD-ROM drive
f) USB port
- Your IT department must set up each
computer to allow access to the USB port, and to allow the downloading
of images, as well as the creation of new directories and the installation
of the Picasa.exe file. (School computers are frequently locked to prevent
such downloading, and creation of directories.)
I will provide a CD to your IT department. This CD must be copied, along with the executable program Picasa, images and directories, onto each computer a few days before the class begins. The IT department must also execute the installed program Picasa and see that it is properly installed on each computer, along with a desktop icon for the program.
- It is essential that someone from the IT department be present during the course.
There can be 18-24 registrants per workshop.
Each registrant is encouraged to bring a digital camera and flash card reader to the course. However, for those not bringing a digital camera and card reader, I will provide a flash memory card with images, and a card reader.
I will provide a CD for each registrant to take home.
I will also provide a card reader with images that will be plugged into each computer during the course.