Monday, February 26, 2007

What to Do With Your Digital Scrapbook

Once you have a few pages done – and with unlimited choices, it may take a while – you can decide whether you want it to remain digital or you want to move it into the world of hard copy.

You can print out copies of your scrapbook for gifts, just make sure you have the right binder to go with the printer paper you chose. You can burn it to a CD to have it printed at a copy center. Remember to save it as a full-size .pdf, .jpg, .tif, or .bmp file.

Of course, digital scrapbooking means you will be able to e-mail it or display it on your personal web site. If that’s your plan, keep your file to under 100KB. Save a version with a different name in a .jpg format and check your site requirements for the size in pixels and dpi.

Monday, February 19, 2007

What You Need

Obviously, you’ll need a computer with sufficient RAM, and digital-imaging software like Adobe Photoshop. Check your operating system to see if you already have a basic package included. Digital scrapbooking is nothing without photos, so you’ll need a way to download them from your camera and/or scan them in. If you want to print your scrapbook, you’ll need a good color printer and the proper paper. While you’re shopping, take a look at some of the available digital scrapbooking software like layout templates, fonts and embellishment graphics. You may also want a little animation if you scrapbook will be online.

Monday, February 12, 2007

What about it

You can use familiar computer tools to create your entire layout online, and make a background in whatever color or texture you like. It can look like wallpaper from the 50’s or a spaceship from the year 2340. Matting a digital photo is simple and while you’re at it, manipulate the photo itself by adding some color to a black and white picture or making a color photo black and white.

Crop it, fade it, add a famous movie star to it – digital scrapbooking removes the limitations from your creativity. Be the first scrapbooker in your family to make Granny’s birthday party 3D, and embellishments are simple since you already know how to add text. If you want a quicker, more professional look, you can even buy software with layout templates ready to be filled in.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

What It Is

Digital scrapbooking is computerized scrapbooking and there’s nothing virtual about it. You may already be using digital components in your scrapbooks. You probably use a digital camera at least some of the time. You may scan hard copies of photos into your computer to manipulate them with a photo editor, or even print out pictures of historic or news events to add a time frame to a page. If so, it’s time to take it a step further.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Digital Scrapbooking Blends Tradition with Techno

Scrapbooking – everybody’s doing it. It’s the way to keep track of a family’s history or to tell the story of a special event. It’s the 21st Century version of a photo album or a journal. If your scrapbooks are only paper and pictures, however, you can step a bit further into the future.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Record any event for no reason what-so-ever; remember everyday of your life is important, you will never ever get this day back again, and in this way it is unique and special. Many of us maintain journals where they make an entry everyday no matter what happens, and those journals have made some people very famous when later in life they decided to write a book.

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to record occasions of any sort anytime from birthdays, to graduation, to marriages and anniversaries – literarily one’s life story. Catalog scrapbooking can help you recollect and put together your life as a book, one day.

So start today and record your life, you never know it may turn you into a millionaire tomorrow.


Scrapbooking is a memory recorder invented and kept by every individual separately, in order to recall the memories at anytime they choose. Scrapbooking can even be kept on a computer should you choose not to physically create it by hand; however, handwriting is more personal and in due course it will hold more sentimental value.

In time, creating catalog scrapbooking is a great idea in order to store and recollect the occasions you entered. Catalog scrapbooking has the function of labeling and numbering your scrapbooking.

Helpful Tips

* Create a catalog scrapbook as soon as you have couple of scrapbooks or in case you are maintaining all this data online.
* The first page in the catalog scrapbook should be the index and some guidelines of what the scrapbooks contain.
* All scrapbooking should have date and if possible at least one picture of the occasion you are entering.

The more organized and clear your entries in the scrapbook the easier it will be to recall them when the time comes; for example if you have your child pictures crawling for the first time and nothing written next to it, after a few years you will not know why you took the picture other then your baby looked really cute.

Catalog scrapbooking will keep all dates together in sequence, which will be nice to follow especially if you are recording a baby’s life from birth.