Calendars Preserve Photos

I take a lot of photos, including many that never wind up in StoryBooks. In fact, until Creative Memories added the calendar feature to StoryBook Creator 3.0, I had no idea what I was going to do with all those photos.

20091023_Calendars Preserve Photos_1I used 438 photos to create my calendar, and the advantage of the new calendar is that when the year is done I can tear off the calendar grid and I will have 438 photos on album pages. I can then place these pages in either a Picfolio Max or traditional album

Now I know that I will not lose these photos, even if something happens to my computer and the external hard drive that I use to backup my photos.

To create these pages, I used the SBC 3.0 2010 Plus Basic Calendar Pages and the Insert Empty Frame feature of StoryBook Creator Plus. I resized the first frame and placed it in the upper right hand corner of my page. I then replicated this frame to create the first row. Next, I grouped all frames in the first row and then replicated this row to create an entire page of empty frames. Finally, I ungrouped the frames in each row and filled them with photos that I had taken throughout the year.

20091023_Calendars Preserve Photos_2I selected 12 sets of photographs (one for each month) and then determined approximately how many frames I would need for each set. I also determined if the photographs were primarily vertical, horizontal, or a mix of both and designed the page accordingly.

Once I had all my photos in, I added holidays, birthdays, my anniversary, etc, along with a few photos on special days. Now my calendar is ready to print.

Get your calendars completed now and have them ready for ordering, which begins November 1. I have included two pages of my calendar in this posting. More information about calendars is available at Give the Perfect Calendar, and my complete calendar 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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