Online Scrapbooking

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Description

Now that the holidays are over, you may find that you have taken a ton of new photos to share with your family and friends. Before the world went digital, your pictures were stored in hardbound photo albums, or, if you were a creative type, you dressed up your albums with backgrounds, stickers, text bubbles, cut-outs, shapes, drawings, and other mementos. These albums were no mere repositories of photos - they were true scapbooks. Now that everyone takes digital photos, our photo albums have moved online. Although there are plenty of online storage spaces for collecting and sharing photos, the creativity and fun of scrapbooking had been somewhat lost. For many people, that creativity was channeled into making online slideshows using services like Slide, RockYou, or Photobucket. These services do offer a lot of customization techniques, but they still aren't quite the same as making a real scrapbook-like page. However, a service called Scrapblog, which launched earlier this year, brings back much of the fun of creating scrapbooks by letting you make customized and personal scrapbook-like photo pages. You can begin using the service right away, with no need to register unless you want to save your work, so it's easy to get started with making your own page. The service offers a wide assortment of themes to use, or you can start with a blank page and make it your own. You can add in various backgrounds, frames, shapes, text, and, just like real scrapbooks, you can add "stickers" too. The objects can be resized, rotated, overlayed, and hyperlinked and the photos themselves can be edited to have frames, shadows, and other effects. You can even add videos from YouTube to your Scrapblog pages. The individual pages are combined to make up an online photo album that is just as personal and fun as the scrapbooks you made in the past. To see some examples of the extent to which these pages can be customized, check out some of the pictures of scrapblog pages that are featured on the Scrapblog Blog. To learn more, watch the quick online tutorial & then get scrapbooking!

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    Catto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    This sure looks neat. Slick flash UX. Personally I like to make a closh (maybe spelled wrong), via photoshop. This feature would be great for an online service to make easy. For example be able to cut out any pix & past them on a new page so the final picture is made from cut out of many pix.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

  • User profile image
    Catto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    This sure looks neat. Slick flash UX. Personally I like to make a closh (maybe spelled wrong), via photoshop. This feature would be great for an online service to make easy. For example be able to cut out any pix & past them on a new page so the final picture is made from cut out of many pix.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

  • User profile image
    Catto

    Hey Now Sarah,

    This sure looks neat. Slick flash UX. Personally I like to make a closh (maybe spelled wrong), via photoshop. This feature would be great for an online service to make easy. For example be able to cut out any pix & past them on a new page so the final picture is made from cut out of many pix.

    Thx 4 the info,

    Catto

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