If you have access to a scanner, a computer, and a photo-quality printer, a color copier, or a Kodak-type photo machine, you can make those little photos come to life by cropping and then enlarging one of the important features. Is it the person or the setting that warrants inclusion in the scrapbook? Decide before you crop.

For example, my mother was about to toss a photo because the kids in it were so tiny you could hardly see them. I scanned it, cropped out the background, then enlarged those two cute kids enough to see their happy faces. I also zoomed in on one of the faces to include a close-up shot of the little girl (my grandmother) for the Early Years section of her scrapbook. All this from a photo that would have gone into the trash.