Paint.Net is an open source image editor that was developed at the University of Washington.
It is great for the things that I do -- enhancing photos and creating images for presentations and articles.
Your assignment is to download and install Paint.Net on the computer you use for homework assignments.
You will find it at: http://download.cnet.com/Paint-NET/3000-2192_4-10338146.html.
Paint.Net requires that you have MicroSoft's Dot Net software installed on your computer. It will have been installed at the factory in almost all cases, but, if you do not have it, the installer will show you how to get it.
You do not have permission to install software in the campus labs, so, if you want to use Paint,Net there, you have to download and install a portable version on a flash drive. You can find that here: http://www.liberkey.com/.
Have you installed software on your computer before? It is easy, but you might want to get help from someone the first time you try it.
When you have it installed, open any image you have and play around with it for a while. Don't worry if it seems confusing -- I will demonstrate it in class and we have several topic modules on image processing.
When you are finished playing, print a screen shot of Paint.Net with your image loaded to turn in.
Link to topic module