Guides, slide decks and other self-help resources are available in the Research Imaging Guide section of this website.

Imaging Solutions for Scientific Communication Lunchtime Seminars are based on the unique ways that researchers use proprietary scientific applications, Microsoft Office and a variety graphics programs to create, acquire and edit images that are included in grant applications, journal articles and presentations to the scientific community. Free Imaging Made Easy Lunchtime Seminars cover topics including poster making, proper PowerPoint techniques and Photoshop tricks.

Customized individual, small group, lab or departmental classes can also be arranged for Quad-based departments. Consider inviting us to your next lab or departmental meeting for some customized training. To schedule Beth Beighlie for your next lab or departmental meeting click here.

What You Need to Know

Research Imaging Lunchtime Seminars are free and available to all Harvard, HMS, HSDM, HSPH and affiliated hospital employees.

  • No registration is required for Research Imaging Lunchtime Seminars.
  • All Research Imaging Lunchtime Seminars are held from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Research Imaging Brown Bag seminars qualify for for AMA/PRA category 1 credits.

All sessions are held in Goldenson 318.

Imaging Essentials January 17th
Figures for Journals February 7th
Drawing Tools & Illustration Features of PowerPoint February 27th
Reliably Accessorize Your On Screen Presentations March 22nd
Harnessing the Power of Photoshop April 12th
Poster Making May 1st
Imaging Essentials May 16th
Harnessing the Power of Photoshop

Learn to create and use actions and droplets to minimize repetitive tasks. Find out how you can easily create actions and droplets to batch process images that need reformatting, resizing or other uniform adjustments.

Imaging Essentials

Master the basics of identifying & editing raster, bitmap, pixel-based photos & vector objects. Determine correct file compression, color mode & bit depth options. Learn important fundamentals of image preparation. Understand how to prep images in one application for use in other applications. Become skilled at determining correct resolution & output strategies.

Figures for Journals

Efficiency & reliability: easily prepare figures for scientific journals with familiar tools & a foolproof workflow that eliminates any chance of rejection for guideline violations.

Reliably Accessorize On-Screen Presentations

Understand important concepts of presentation design to reliably display images. Minimize the risks associated with certain fonts & design templates. Learn to use PowerPoint to correctly to insert illustrations, charts & movies in a way that will enable you to present with confidence. Also master ways to use animation & make hyperlinks.

Poster Making for Large Format Printers

Develop proper techniques for an efficient & pain-free way to construct posters. Maximize your message with images, illustrations & text by using PowerPoint & Photoshop to create large format documents that print properly.

Drawing Tools & Illustration Features of PowerPoint

Uncover the secrets of PowerPoint’s sophisticated drawing tools. Discover how to draw complex shapes, edit Bezier curves, output high-resolution images, create pdf files & prepare complex images for journals.

Figures for Journals

Efficiency & reliability: easily prepare figures for scientific journals with familiar tools & a foolproof workflow that eliminates any chance of rejection for guideline violations.

Getting Your Point Across

Deliver better presentations by using PowerPoint as a more effective public speaking tool. Learn to capitalize on PowerPoint's capabilities to convey your ideas. See examples of the principles of information design & clear communication techniques. Understand elements of PowerPoint presentation construction.

Overcoming Projection Dysfunction

Say good-bye to public humiliation! Eliminate the technical problems associated with projecting computer-based presentations. Familiarize yourself with common issues that arise when connecting computers to projectors & learn what to do about it.

iPad Tips & Tricks in the HMS Environment

Learn about hidden features that will streamline tasks. Understand the differences between Private & Public wireless access. Discover free & not so free apps that boost productivity (& fun). Explore collaboration options in the HMS environment.

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