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Image editing

Port offers several image editing programs for both bitmap and vector images.

  • Adobe CS6 Design & Web Premium Suite


    Windows and Mac

    Adobe programs are the standard for design professionals. Photoshop and Acrobat are available in labs across campus, other programs less so.

    Suite includes:

    • Adobe InDesign CS6 (desktop publishing)
    • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended (image manipulation)
    • Adobe Illustrator CS6 (create graphics)
    • Adobe Acrobat X Pro (PDFcreator/editor)
    • Adobe Flash Professional CS6 (animations)
    • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 (web authoring environment)
    • Adobe Fireworks CS6 (website and mobile design)
    • Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit (scripting language and associated toolkit)
    • Adobe Media Encoder CS6 (export videos so sites and devices)
  • GIMP


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free program mostly equivalent to Photoshop.

  • Inkscape


    Windows and Mac (all stations)

    Inkscape is a free program mostly equivalent to Adobe Illustrator.

Contact us

  •     Bruce Pencek
  • Bruce Pencek
  • College Librarian for Social Sciences & History
  • (540) 231-2140
  • (540) 231-2140 (Newman Library 3050 office -- for most purposes)
  • 3050 Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
  • Ed Brooks
  • GIS Specialist
  • 540-231-9225
  • Newman Library room 2030
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

Port computers

  • Use of Port must comply with the Virginia Tech Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Files left on machines may be seen (and changed) by others; personal files and settings can be deleted at any time. Save your work to portable media and/or cloud storage and delete files from computers – protecting your research from loss and theft is your responsibility.
  • Port computers do not all have the same software. Users needing licensed software (nVivo, SPSS) have priority – please accommodate them.

Please respect the privacy, comfort, and needs of others who are here to use Port’s special research and learning opportunities