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admin2 On March - 9 - 2011

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Digital scrapbooking has understandably become a popular pastime. It is an easy way to be creative and simultaneously to preserve family memories for all time.

Happily, digital scrapbookers don’t have to learn complicated software to get started. Nor do they have to invest money in a lot of materials either. With ready-made scrapbook layouts, different combinations of backgrounds and patterns can be tried out before the final decision is made as to what a page will look like. Anything that is done to a digital scrapbook page can be undone or redone as many times as necessary.

Digital scrapbookers can find scads of ideas online. There are templates and layouts available, all of which require minimal effort and minimal expertise to use.

Online scrapbook templates can be easily downloaded onto your computer. Just open the software programs to use with the layouts, and scan or import your pictures. Open the scrapbook template you like and drag and drop the pictures you have chosen onto the page. These photos may need cropping or resizing. When you have your photos where you want them and how you want them, save the template as a brand new file. You can email it to your friends and family, and store them using CollectionMine’s offsite data backup software.

Basic photo editing programs let you perform magic with your photos. You can restore old or damaged photos. You can fix photos by removing blemishes, wrinkles, old girlfriends. You can change backgrounds, give tummy tucks, add inches to that fish you caught. As I say, perform magic. 

Organizing your photos into folders can be greatly beneficial and time saving.  Once organized you can sort through and discard the duplicates, the boring photos, the fuzzy photos. Organization helps keep the task from becoming overwhelming. 

Start out small, such as with a simple photo collage. When your skill set improves, you can advance to full blown scrapbook pages.

Think of interesting captions and titles to add to your efforts. Add details if they are available — future generations will want to know what they are looking at.

And remember to think of other people’s feelings — will they approve of your choices. You may absolutely adore a family photo where you look just great but your sister’s complexion is ravaged by acne. You may want to fix it up so that everyone in the photo looks their best.

Enjoy digital scrapbooking! Give it a try and you’ll find it a great outlet for your creativity and self-expression. 

And the great thing about your creations is you can back them up using CollectionMine’s offsite data backup software.

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