Main Monthly Meeting: Feb 2008

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PCUG will host the next Main Monthly meeting in February 2008

The last time we looked at digital imaging was in June 2005.
In the world of computing technology 2 ½ years is a very long time and since then there have been many changes.

Wednesday 6 February 2008
7:00pm for a 7:30pm start
Rheinberger Centre conference room

Jeff's Presentation Notes

Jeff runs the digital imaging Special Interest Group and takes care of the dedicated imaging equipmentinstalled at our Holder office for use by members. He is Vice-President on the PCUGCommittee and is an active, all-round member. You are sure to be informed and entertained this evening.

Jeff will introduce and lead a discussion on a selection of “advanced” procedures for enhancing the quality of digital images obtained by camera or scanner for display on screen
or print, using tools provided in Corel Paint Shop Pro XI. Corresponding tools are provided in the Adobe range of Photoshop and many also in programs provided free with cameras, printers and scanners and new Microsoft services included in Windows Vista. Examples will be based on the experiences of our Digital Imaging Special Interest Group and from recent tutorials on the regeneration of images from damaged and faded photographs.

Jeff will also touch on some of the mindsets that produce misunderstandings about digital imaging as a consequence of years of conditioning with film cameras and darkroom procedures.

There is always time for your questions during the presentation. After the meeting you are welcome to discuss your ‘in-depth’ questions on the topic with the presenter over a cuppa and biscuit or to meet any of the Committee. The meeting is free and open to the public with plenty of seating so feel free to invite a friend or colleague.

Entry to the Rheinberger Centre is via Loch Street on the corner of Weston Street Yarralumla. The centre has well lit grounds, easy access to the conference room with off street parking.

Map Showing the Rheinberger Centre
Map of Rheinberger Centre ACT



 The monthly meetings are free. Members, friends and the public are invited to attend. Don’t rush home after the meeting! Stay for coffee, tea, biscuits and good company. It’s all free! Renew acquaintances, meet new people and ask those questions you didn’t get a chance to ask at the meeting! Membership inquiries are welcomed! Email inquiries to or phone 02-6287-2922.

Previous Meetings


Finn Blucher from Novell, presented

PCUG AGM & 'Your Questions Answered' Q&A Panel

Microsoft Office 2007 (Denise Holehouse, a Solution Specialist  with Microsoft Australia)

Linux Open SUSE 10.2 (Chris Gacesa)  Presentation  Notes (PDF File) 1.56Mb download

Microsoft VISTA (Derek Moir)     Presentation Notes (PDF File) 772k download

Apollo and the ACT (John Saxon & Mike Dinn)  John's Presentation Notes (PDF File) 4Mb download  Mike's Presentation Notes (PDF File) 4Mb download

Norton 360 All-In-One Security (David Hall & Natalie Conor)
  Vista - cancelled with apologies due to illness. Presentation to be rescheduled
March   Preventative Maintenance for Windows PCs (Mike Boesen)
November   A Use for a Pentium100 (Rod Peters) and Security for YOUR PC (Terry Bibo)
October   Special General Meeting and Annual General Meeting. Meeting Outline. Minutes from Meetings
September    PICASA (with Mike Boesen) Mike has put the notes on his site, so that anyone can access the pdf file directly from this page:


Q&A Session, SIG Info, Training Overview

VOIP (Voice Over IP) and Fileserver with Mathew Smith (from IBM)

Microsoft Australia enlightened us about VISTA

The PANDORA Archive
March   Electronic voting and counting for ACT Legislative Assembly election
February   Home PC Security in a Windows XP environment - Andrew Miles of Microsoft
PDF of Andrew's Presentation
November   Flight Simulator
October   Annual General Meeting
September   Free Software - From A to Z
August   The Silicon Kid
July   Voice Recognition Software & PICASA2
June   Digital Photography
May   PC Checkup - How To Keep Ypour PC Healthy
April   Backups and Spyware Destroyers
March   Why Is Linux and Open Source Software Rapidly Gaining a Huge Following in Personal Computing?
February   Free Software Development Methology


November   Trials of an Editor - David Kidd editor of Australian PC Authority
October   Home Automation and Introducing Linux
September   Annual General Meeting - Election Results
August   Cheaper, More Accessible Software - Open Source Software
July   NET PROFIT: Investing on the Internet
June   Genealogy: Sleuthing the Past
May   The PCUG Air Show
April   What you Need to Know about Viruses


Last Updated on 30Jan2008

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