How to Modify Photographs of Familiar Objects and People for Students with Low Vision and/or Cortical Visual Impairment
What Types of Photographs Are Best?
- In most cases, the best photographs to use with students who have low vision or cortical visual impairment (CVI) are images with clear, crisp details in a solid background.
- Fill the frame with the image
- Surround the image with a white or black background
- Use a contrasting border
Don’t have expertise in Photoshop? Here is a way for you to have great photographs without picking up a mouse!
- Print your photograph at your local drugstore.
- Use a pair of scissors and cut around your image, discarding the busy background.
- Tape or glue the cut image on to a 4 x 6 inch piece of white or black paper.
- Go to the "Photo Kiosk" at your local drugstore (i.e., Walgreens, CVS, etc.). Ask for the machine with the scanner.
- Lift the cover of the scanner and place your image face down on the scanner bed. Close the cover.
- Using the screen of the "Photo Kiosk," press the "Scan photo" button. Your image will be scanned in to the system.
- Continue to follow the instructions on the screen. Choose the size you would like your new photo to be. For example, 4 x 6 inches and press that button on the screen.
- To add a border to your image, press "Modify/Edit" and then select "Borders."
- Finally, print your photos right there from the "Photo Kiosk"!
- Use your new photo with your student!
Gail Feld, BESB Preschool TVI, (800) 842-4510 x4232
Gigi Whitford, BESB Special Services TVI, (800) 842-4510 x4185