2.1 | Photo editing software (e.g., Photoshop, GIMP) is available in at least 50% of library locations
Photo editing software refers to commercially licensed or open source software that is installed on public computers (such as GIMP or Corel Paintshop Pro) or accessed through a subscription to a cloud-based application (such as Adobe Photoshop) that offers a suite of tools for digital image manipulation. Qualifying software must enable advanced activities such as editing images in layers; masking, shading, and coloring images; creating custom brushes and filters; and saving or converting edited images to one of the standard formats for publication to the web or a desktop document (e.g., .jpg, .bmp, .png). Photo editing software skills are highly marketable, though access to commercial software is expensive and therefore usually not an option for individuals to purchase making access on library computers important for many patrons. For the purposes of the Edge assessment, software that only allows simple editing such as cropping, resizing, or adjusting contrast does not qualify. Examples of non-qualifying software include Microsoft Paint or the built-in photo editor in the Microsoft Office Suite. Simply providing Internet access that allows users to access free cloud-based photo editing applications such as Paint.net or Picnik also does not meet the criteria for indicator 2.1.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if advanced photo editing software is available on at least one public computer in at least half of your locations.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if advanced photo editing software is not available in at least half of your locations, but you plan to offer such software in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you cannot install advanced photo editing software in at least half of your locations, perhaps due to budget constraints or IT policies external to the library.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have decided not to install advanced photo editing software in at least half of your locations due to lack of demand or other reasons.