When it comes to doing digital scrapbooks, you can create scrapbooks online by using some of the top printing or publishing photo book companies on the Internet.
Create Scrapbooks Online
I have affiliated myself with Shutterfly one of the best photo book companies to deal with in giving you top quality for one of the best prices on the Internet. There software and support for any questions and procedures that you may require are top notch.
When you want to create your scrapbook online there are a few ways you can go about doing this:
- Prepare and publish the whole scrapbook online
- Use free online software to create your scrapbook and print your pages
- Use your software for creating portions of your scrapbook then finish online
- Use your software but saving your work online
Prepare and publish the whole scrapbook online
For those of you that do not have the software required which usually deals with photo editing and graphics capabilities such as Corel and Photoshop at the higher end of the budget and there are others that do less for a cheaper cost, you can do your work online.
One such method would be to deal with the company you plan on printing your scrapbook. For instance, I deal with Shutterfly where they have the software that you can utilise to create your scrapbook by using their page layouts and edit your photographs and text to get the look you want for your book. The key thing to remember here is not only can you save your work and create it as you have time but you have full support if you need questions answered while you are creating your scrapbook.
As I mentioned above, this is one of the better options if you want to create a scrapbook online without purchasing a software package to create the books on your system.
Use free online software to create your scrapbook and print your pages
Another way you could create and get into doing your scrapbooks is by using free online software through somebody else’s site. Personally the problem that I find here is these sites may give you the ability to create using their software but you are very limited in what you can do, and they want you to pay extra for all the options and components that you usually would want or need to create your scrapbook the way you want.
Most companies will usually give you a free trial period to use their software such as 30 days free trial period from the time of installation on your computer, and that still may not give you full options on the use of what the software is capable of unless you upgrade to pay. The big thing to remember here is you would want to know you have the time to get all the things you need to do in that 30-day period accomplished. That way you will know if the software is capable of performing the way you require it.
I find I do not like trying to use the software on other people’s websites, and I’d rather do the 30-day trial to test out any software to see if it’s the right fit for me. Depending on your personal requirements you will need to decide what works best for you.
Use your software for creating portions of your scrapbook then finish online
By far this to me is the way to go where you use your software to create all the key segments of your scrapbook. When you’ve taken the time to learn how to use your software, it is much easier to build and but your ideas together working with what you know. For myself I use Corel and Photoshop, you can choose something simpler and easier on the pocket book that can do what you need to for most people such as Adobe Elements.
These programs are designed to deal with photographs and graphics at the same time making them perfect for creating digital scrapbooking the way you like. These software packages are just a few of what is available on the market. The other great thing about using the top rated programs are the plugin’s you can get. A lot of them are free to use that come all set up for you to have a fully functional theme all prepared, and you just pick out your options for elements, etc. and create how your book will look in your layout.
Once you have everything the way you want, you can just upload it into an online publisher like Shutterfly and get your scrapbooks published online.
Use your software but saving your work online
Now some people find that they would much rather have all their files online. If you have a tendency to work on different machines and locations, this can all be done if you have your data online such as cloud storage that is becoming much more popular. Cloud storage makes it easier to share and work with files from anywhere on multiple platforms or as I call machines to create and edit your job. The thing you need to remember about using different devices to select and work on your files, you require compatible software on each machine to take advantage of this option that’s available for you.
Using online storage such as the cloud or other server access for data is not something that I use at present where I work off of one computer but is common place for many people these days and is climbing.
I’m sure you can certainly see the small article that I have posted here, your options to create scrapbooks online can vary to what may work best for you. I would also like to mention if you have your software; your creations will far exceed your expectations with the free tutorials I have to show you on how to use your software package in the production for your scrapbooking.
Take a look at my Free Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials
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