The Visual Resources Collection has various items for student use, besides images. All of these items must be signed out, and should be returned in the same condition that you received them. All items can be borrowed by the hour or overnight. Future Blog posts will focus on individual items, with pictures!!
Point-and-Shoot Cameras. We have two Panasonics and one Nikon
Video Cameras. We have two Canon Vixia digital video cameras
Flip Video Cameras. Two hour maximum recording time; often used as a voice recorder
Clear Plastic Sheets for scanning delicate drawings in the DOC scanner. Approx 22″ x 30″
Dollies with Wheels. Tripods may be put on these.
Photographic lights for model photography
Flat panel TVs connected to Macmini computers. You may also connect your laptop to the TV
LCD Projectors that connect to Laptops
Copystand with lights to photograph delicate drawings and very small models. Make an appointment to use this.
For Architects, Planners, Historic Preservationists, and Real Estate Developers, the Prezi format for presentations offers a flexible canvas for building your case, or explaining a topic, or presenting a thesis. It is not easier than Powerpoint, but rather, different. An image can become the framework for the entire presentation.
Start at Prezi.com
and register for an account.
Teachers and students – Register with your umd.edu email address for the educational account – its Free! Use the Sign-up now button.
Use the LEARN and EXPLORE tabs to learn more about Prezi features.
Shows some good features of Prezi.
I will be giving an introductory tutorial on Prezi, on Monday October 31, at 12:15 in room 1111.
Although you are often building a powerpoint by adding images, occasionally, you want to extract images from a powerpoint presentation. This particular post on this tech blog, explains just how to do it – How to Extract Pictures from PowerPoint Photo Slideshow
Another issue is compressing a huge powerpoint so that it can be transported, or just to get it to run more efficiently. To start with, images in the Powerpoint should be jpegs, not tifs. Jpegs allow for compression, while tifs do not; therefore the tif files are much larger than the jpegs.
Both these weblinks take you to different blog posts written by the same person.
Welcome to the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Visual Resources Collection blog – MAPPimages . Here you will find links to interesting websites, and helpful hints for the classroom. Find out what equipment you can borrow, what new fabulous images have been added to the collection, and links to other exciting topics and pages […]