Acquiring the image involves getting the image from somewhere. It may be a camera, a scanner, the Web, an email attachment, an existing file, or just about anything you can dream up. For this exercise, we're going to start with a file that was scanned from a picture I took in Gordon, WI. I saved it onto my hard drive, and you can save it to yours by choosing one of the links below for Mac OS or Windows. If your Web browser asks you where to save, choose the desktop (it will be easier to find).
Even though this image was originally scanned, we are currently acquiring it from an existing file. The idea is we have to get an image from somewhere or we don't have an image to edit. Instructions for acquiring the image from a camera or scanner are in the links that follow.
Choose one of the following links for the software you'll be using.
Once you have your instructions, open your software program and follow the instructions.
The first step is now done. Let's move on to "Save in the File Format of Your Graphic Image Editing Software."