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

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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