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crystalmorse
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crystalmorse

Everytime I look through the gallery I notice how great everyones uploads look. How do you get it to look so good? Do you use a scanner?


Edited by crystalmorse on 03-02-14 07:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to crystalmorse

I have a regular scanner - I scan on all 4 corners and stitch them together. I was taking pictures and cropping but I am having much better luck with the scanner.


 
ChansGram
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In response to Henri Jean

I just take a pic of the LO, laying it flat, in natural lighting, standing directly over it. Then I use just an old, cheap editing program and crop out the background and maybe adjust the lighting if need be.


 
crystalmorse
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crystalmorse
In response to ChansGram

I'm going to need to try something. I just don't like how they look in my gallery.


 
Just Nora
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In response to crystalmorse

I scan my layouts in. Since I have been scrapbooking, I have been through 3 scanners, all of them Epson. The first one lasted about 8 years, the second was cheap and only lasted a couple. The one I have now wasn't too expensive but is almost like the first one I had. I love it!!


 
ScrappinMom4
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In response to crystalmorse

I scan and stitch. I have not been able to get a good pic on my own really. The scan and stitch is super easy once you try it.


 
justowen
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In response to ScrappinMom4

Great question!

I usually place mine on my porch and stand over the lo and take a pic, then I just use an editing program to crop it as close to the lo as I can.


 
Lauri D
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In response to justowen

I don't have a scanner that's big enough to scan 12x12 LO's, do they make them that big now? I just take pics with a digital camera and if it's not raining (live in Seattle) I take pics outside in natural light. But having a semi decent camera helps. I keep losing or breaking my cameras so I just tell the guys a the store what I use it for and theyve always been good at helping me find a camera for about $100.


 
olleharr
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In response to Lauri D

I just stand mine up next to a window and take a picture. Sunlight is the best light. Then I use the free editing program Picasa to crop it down to show just the layout, maybe adjust a little and it's done. I've tried a lot of different ways but this one seems to be the quickest and easiest with the best outcome for me.

I photograph my cards a little differently. I created a little light box that I use for those with artificial lighting. I'm able to stage them nicely that way with a coordinating background (12x12 paper).


Edited by olleharr on 01-04-14 06:53 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Scrapkaty
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In response to olleharr

I also stand over the layout in natural light...then edit/crop it on my computer.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to Scrapkaty

Same here. My scanner is only A4 sized and takes forever. I take a photo, then crop, enhance and resize it for uploading. I also blur out any names and personal information in journaling.


 
CommaHolly
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In response to RedSquirrel

Picmonkey is my friend,,,,,

it's free, easy to learn, and it's simply amazing.


 
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