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Quick and Easy Computer Scrapbooking


“Quick and Easy Computer Scrapbooking” by Ellen Wardle
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Computer Programs
There are specialized computer programs available just for producing
scrapbook pages. This is probably the easiest way to produce and fill your
pages with your content.
These programs vary in price and features. There are even some which are
free!
I’ll describe some which are currently available later in this ebook. I’ll try to
give you some general guides which you can use to compare the features
and possible limitations of other programs which are currently available or
which could be released after this book has been published.
But, you don’t have to get one of those dedicated programs.
Start with what You already Have
You can use a program which is designed for desktop publishing or general
picture editing (called “graphic editing”) to produce a scrapbook.
If you already have an image editing program of any kind on your computer,
I suggest that you use that first and see if it has all the features you need for
your first few scrapbook projects.
After trying out the programs which you got for other purposes or which were
supplied with your scanner, printer or digital camera, you can decide if you
need a program with other features or which produces better quality results
for your projects.
You will also have a better idea of what features you really need from any
program that you decide to buy.
The chapter, “Choosing Your Image Editor” explains some of the features you
should look for in the program you use to create and edit your pages and
pictures.
The chapter, “Editing Pages and Pictures” has a demonstration where I make
a page and fill it with sample content of various kinds.
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