The Inspiration Lab is a free place dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling. It features high-performance computers, analog-to-digital conversion, sound studios, video editing and self-publishing software.
Adobe Photoshop is a photo/graphic editing program that is great for creating, editing and manipulating images. By using the basic Photoshop tools, you will learn to manipulate the tone of a photograph, enhance or modify colour, adjust the size of an image and do some fine-tuning (cropping, straightening, sharpening etc) and retouching.
The lab has 12 high-performance desktop computers providing:
The Inspiration Lab is a self-directed, Do-It-Yourself space in the library to help you create and experiment with digital media.
Recording studios, equipment, and computers are available for booking if you have a library card with the Vancouver Public Library. To use the studios, you will need to have a library card with proof of address and no more than $10 in library fees. The Creation Stations and Digitization Stations can be used by anyone with a valid card, including an Internet Access card.
The Inspiration Lab is open during regular Central library hours. However, the recording studios close half an hour before the rest of the library.