Anyone Can Make A Polished Photo Book Online
Before You Begin, Transfer Old Photographs Onto CD For Easy Access
The start of the New Year always sparks lofty ambitions, resolutions and goals, whether it’s dropping 10 pounds or organizing the garage. Understandably, we like to look forward and think about what the next 12 months will bring.
Yet it’s important not to forget the past and all that it has to offer. The best way to do this is by creating detailed books of significant, old pictures that you can flip through anytime. Make each one different, either by topic or time period. The first step is transferring old photographs onto CD.
While there’s still a healthy appetite for crafty, hand-assembled scrapbooks such as the one in this photo, today’s digital scrapbooks and picture books, which you can create online and publish yourself, offer amazing results and are easy to use. The great thing about this generation of “photo albums” is the technology behind it. Forget dull scissors, finger smudges and crinkly plastic sleeves. And remember how you always had too many vertical or horizontal shots? No more. Now you can resize, rotate and crop pictures, add text and color correct with ease on the computer. You also can play with different layouts, borders and fonts, and nothing is permanent until you are ready for it to be.
Creating a digital scrapbook or photo book should be a thoughtful process that invites retrospection. It will take time, not only to dig out and sort through old pictures, but also to identify many of them. It forces you to reflect – a good thing, considering how quickly life passes by. Invite your relatives and friends to help you; they, too, will enjoy the activity. After you scan the photographs onto CD, thank each person with a disc. This will give them the opportunity to customize their own digital scrapbook or photo book.