The Image Editing module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use and work with images. This modules develops good practice when creating, editing, and outputting digital images.

Whether communicating with one person or a million people, images are a useful way to convey facts, concepts, and emotions. Being able to use images to enhance presentations, reports, and documents increases their impact and improves people’s engagement with the information contained. It is an important skill that complements many other ICDL modules.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, from students and academics to entrepreneurs and workers, as well as people interested in creative activities.

Develop the skills needed to work with images and prepare them for use online or in print.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Imaging concepts
  • Digital images
  • Graphic formats
  • Colour concepts
Image capture
  • Capturing images
Using the application
  • Image creation
  • Settings
  • Enhancing productivity
Working with images
  • Selection
  • Image manipulation
  • Layers
  • Text
  • Effects and filters
Drawing and painting
  • Drawing tools
  • Painting tools

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to open an image file, make edits to it, and output it for use in printing or publishing online. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident using an image editing application to work with different image formats. They will be able to:

  • understand the different image formats and options available
  • recognise the ways images can be edited, enhanced, and manipulated
  • review the different functions of an image editing application and how to use them
  • apply effect, filters, overlays, and other changes to images
  • understand how to output an image correctly according to its intended use

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day- to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Image Editing module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.


Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the Image Editing module and how we test skills and knowledge?

Try out the Image Editing sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

Offer ICDL in your organisation

You can use ICDL as a training centre, a school or college, or for your own staff within your organisation.

To offer ICDL certification, you should contact the local ICDL operator in your country.

You can find contact details for all ICDL operators on our ‘ICDL in your country‘ page.

Find an ICDL course near you

Certifying your digital skills with ICDL is simple:

  1. Assess your existing skills with a Diagnostic Test
  2. Build your skills during a course or through learning in your own time
  3. Certify your skills and earn an ICDL certificate

ICDL Diagnostic Tests, Certification Tests, and courses are available through a network of test centres around Europe.

To get started, find an ICDL Accredited Test Centre near you

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