Username Post: What is the best way to post a 12x12 layout into the gallery?        (Topic#1574051)
mykelsonnier
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mykelsonnier

I'm wanting to post some of my 12x12 LOs into my gallery. I only have a standard size scanner, so scanning the full page is out. I do have a photo editing program...paint shop pro, but not sure how to combine pics on there. Anyone have any ideas?



 
aquabunny
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In response to mykelsonnier

I put my layouts on the floor in direct sunlight and take pictures from overhead. Other people scan the page enough times to get all sections of it, then use a scan-stitching program.


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to aquabunny

I'm one of those that puts in good light, takes a picture, loads it into the computer and then downloads it into the sb.com gallery. Simple usually works best for me.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to meezerpleaser

I also just photograph my layouts.


 
mykelsonnier
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In response to Henri Jean

Thanks ladies. Thats what Im thinking will work best for me.


 
Miss Giebel
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In response to mykelsonnier

I use Paint Shop Pro to "stitch" my layouts together.
I scan my scrapbook page 3x's, left, right and bottom.
Then I open a blank document (4000 x 4000 pixels works for me, I scan at 300 dpi)
I use the selection tool to copy one of my images (the left side for example) and then I paste the piece into the blank document using control E or "paste as new selection".
Then I use the selection tool to select a portion of the right side scan, enough to overlap the first scan a bit.
Then I copy it and place it into the blank document using control E again. I line it up over the left side.
Lastly, I do the same thing for the bottom piece but I only copy a small strip of the bottom scan to copy and overlap into my blank document on top of the other two sides of my layout.
Then I use the selection tool to capture the whole layout and crop it. Then save it as a jpeg and you're done!

I hope this makes sense.


Edited by heidianne on 04-25-12 06:27 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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