Image Editing

Get the concepts and skills to create, capture and enhance images, apply a range of visual effects, prepare images for printing and publishing – and generally get the most out of image editing software applications.

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the main concepts of using digital images and understand graphic format options and colour concepts
  • Open an existing image, save an image in different formats, and set image file options
  • Use built-in options such as displaying toolbars, palettes to enhance productivity
  • Capture and save an image, use various selection tools, and manipulate images
  • Create and use layers, work with text, use effects and filters, and use drawing and painting tools
  • Prepare images for printing or publishing

The following outlines the benefits of this ECDL Module:

  • Can be applied to a range of image editing software from professional packages to 'freeware'.
  • Certifies best practice in basic digital image editing.
  • Provides a solid grounding in working with digital images.
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world – ensures relevance and range of module content.

Information Sheet

Click the link below to view or download an Information Sheet for this ECDL Module in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Information Sheet

Official Syllabus

Click the links below to view or download the official ECDL Foundation Syllabus for this Module in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

ECDL Image Maker Syllabus 2.0

Sample Tests

The ECDL Foundation provides sample tests as an aid to test preparation. Each version of the sample test below contains the relevant test materials compressed into a single ZIP file:

Partial sample test for Adobe PhotoShop

Partial sample test for Gimp

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