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Fall 2020 Penn Libraries Media Support

GIMP Image Editor

GIMP software

GIMP

GIMP is free, open-source image editing software that is downloaded and installed on Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems. Images can be edited and exported in a variety of file formats available to other photo editing applications like Photoshop.

Learning GIMP through LinkedIn Learning.

All current Penn students, staff and faculty have access to tutorials on the various uses of PowerPoint through LinkedIn Learning. Interested in learning more aboutGIMP? Current Penn students, staff and faculty have access to online training resources through LinkedIn Learning where you can learn the essentials of using GIMP.  Once you open this tutorial, you'll find a table of contents where you can jump to specific topics of interest, or you can start at the beginning and work your way through the course at your own pace. Be aware that some courses will have you download materials on your local computer to use along with the course training.

Penn Libraries Staff Consultation Appointments

If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning tutorials, or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form.

PhotoPea for Graphic Design and Photoediting

PhotoPea design app

Photopea

Photopea is a free, web browser-based application for creating and editing raster and vector format images. Though it is less powerful than GIMP, this app offers functionality for many photoediting and graphic design tasks within a web browser which may be better for users working on Chromebook OS or with limited computer processor and memory resources.

While there isn't yet content on LinkedIn Learning on the use of Photopea, there are a number of YouTube tutorials that provide a good introduction.

Penn Libraries Staff Consultation Appointments

If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning tutorials, or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form.

Educational Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

adobe creative cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud

Students and faculty are eligible for an educational subscription plan that allows access to all Creative Cloud apps for a single subscription price. More information, including minimum computer system requirements is available through this link to the Adobe Creative Cloud website.

Online Training & Consultations

Online Training

All Penn student, faculty and staff have access to the excellent web-based training modules for a variety of software in LinkedIn Learning. You'll find short introduction videos of a few minutes to comprehensive, in-depth training videos through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) in this collection of tutorials available to current members of the Penn community.  Many of the longer videos are broken into searchable chapters which can be viewed on their own or as part of a series and can also be saved in your LinkedIn Learning account to review at a later time if you forget what you learned. There are usually multiple courses associated with any given application, each with its own instructor and approach to training. 

Penn Libraries Staff Consultation Appointments

If you aren't able to find answers to your questions from LinkedIn Learning or for questions about specific uses of software for your course, current members of the Penn community can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Penn Libraries staff member through an appointment form. Find a librarian through the software lists and be sure to let our staff know what you'd like to learn more about when filling out the form and if you've accessed any of the LinkedIn Learning tutorials. If you don't see the software you are interested  in through the menu on this form, it is likely that it is outside of the range of applications we can support. If you aren't sure which applications might be helpful for a specific use or have other questions about the use of media in your courses, submit a consultation request through the form on this media support page and the appropriate staff member will follow up with you as soon as possible.