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Image Editing

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.

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; and
– understand how to output an image correctly according to its intended use.


The syllabus for the Image Editing module, 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 based on Photoshop or GIMP to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.