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Digital Scrapbooking - The Future

One of the newest trends in scrapbooking is digital scrapbooking. Many scrapbookers rely on the computer to help them enhance their scrapbooking pages in various ways, or to totally create their pages on the computer.

Many people use the computer to improve their photographs and scrapbook pages. The popularity of digital photography has allowed many scrapbookers to edit their photos on their computers before adding them to the album. You can take out red-eye, make the subject of your picture more accessible, and give them the color that you prefer. Some scrapbookers have started printing their photographs at home. This way you can make a photo any size necessary to fit into your scrapbook.

Other scrapbookers create elements to enhance their traditional scrapbooking pages by utilizing their computers. Journal boxes, titles, and other embellishments can be created on the computer and later attached to the page. The most common scrapbooking use of computers is fashioning titles and text boxes for the scrapbook pages. This is due to the large amount of fonts and colors available to create text when utilizing the computer. There is even software available which allows you to use your own handwriting to create text. You will be able to easily create your own text, including your own handwriting, to make the scrapbook very personalized. You are able to create stunning titles on the computer, and you will be able to choose from thousands of available fonts.

The most popular trend in digital scrapbooking is creating pages using the computer. You can use your home computer to create gorgeous pages with digital or scanned photographs and software designed for scrapbooking. These pages are similar to paper pages. One advantage of creating your pages on the computer is that it makes it easy to share them with family and friends, wherever they may be. No matter how far away your parents live, you can send them photos of the grandchildren almost immediately. In addition to that, digital scrapbooking also takes less time than traditional scrapbooking. Creating a page is much faster, and if you make a mistake it can be deleted. This prevents you from having to waste expensive supplies or ruining irreplaceable pictures.

You are going to need a printer that will make high quality copies of photos if you are going to do digital scrapbooking. There are printers available to make pictures as large as 12 x 12, if you wanted to do an album that size. Always use acid-free paper. You need to make sure that your pages won't fade over time. Your pages can look just like a traditional photograph, but you must print using photo paper.

Digital scrapbooking will be the newest thing in scrapbooking, just as digital cameras are the preferred method of picture taking. Many things can be done via the computer that aren't possible to do on paper. Digital scrapbooking will never replace paper scrapbooking, though. The companionship that women have when they come together to scrapbook is not found on the computer, therefore paper scrapbooking will continue to be well loved.

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