Scanners and StoryBooks

2009_Australia Showcase_front coverOutside of a computer, the most important tool for digital scrapbooking is a scanner. My recommendation is that if you do not have a scanner, get one. I don’t have a specific scanner to recommend. My only suggestion would be to avoid the lowest cost scanners since these tend to have more problems.

I scan all items at 300 dpi, unless I know I will be enlarging an image and then I use 600 dpi. After scanning I correct the color and contrast with the autocontrast and autocolor feature in StoryBook Creator, if needed. I then add journaling information, and the page is complete.

2009_Australia Showcase_back coverThe possibilities are endless and include everything from scanning photos taken before digital to scanning programs and tickets. I find that I scan one or two items for every StoryBook that I complete.

The StoryBook pages shown here are from a recent trip to Australia and includes a scanned program, menu, and other items. If you are interested in the whole story, my completed StoryBook is on Facebook.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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