Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or an updated version of 4 (for example: 4.3). (Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.) If you have any difficulty updating to 4.3, please visit this Adobe Help screen for assistance: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4836075.
Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).
Note: Students will need to download zip files and extract images for use in class. We provide basic directions for this, but students should be comfortable with downloading files, saving them on their computers, and locating them for use. Both Macintosh and PC users are welcome, but Mac users should be aware that the course is written using a PC. Mac-PC differences are minimal and students with Macs will only need to make a few standard PC-to-Mac conversions, and we include notes when those need to be made. Instructors have Mac computers and software available to answer questions. The software runs nearly the same on both.