Brought to you by guest blogger: Dave Kootman
I would like to share with you some great software that you can use both at home and at school. I will be reviewing different software that will make your life easier as a teacher and a computer user. The best thing about all the software I will be reviewing is that it is FREE!
The first program to be reviewed in this column is 2020 by ByLight Technologies. 2020 is essentially a screen shot capturer and photo-editor in one. A screen shot is a still image of the content currently on your monitor. On a Windows PC, by default the only way to get a screen shot is by pressing the Print Screen (Prt Scr) key, which copies the image to your clipboard. You can then edit the image in a word processor or a photo editing program. That can get confusing and time consuming, so…
2020 is a program that runs in the background when opened and allows you to capture any image on your screen that you select. Under the “Capture” tab I usually select “capture rectangle” to select the exact image I want. Once the image is captured, you can add arrows, highlight text, annotate or even use cool filters, similar to Photoshop. You can save in many formats, including JPEG. This is a great tool for creating tutorials or even just changing the file size of your images.
You can download 2020 here: http://www.photo-freeware.net/2020.php
Take a look at this picture. It’s a great example of how you can highlight text and make annotations with 2020.