While traditional scrapbooking may be hard to ditch for some enthusiasts, it is arguably the better choice and the reasons to go digital are quite convincing. However, it is important when choosing to switch over to pick the right program to fit your needs. Here are some guidelines to consider when switching over.
Online scrapbooking turns the time consuming, expensive hobby into something stress-free and simple while still remaining a hands on experience. Digital scrapbooking can be found at low costs and even for free! This means no more shelling out for endless supplies that require lots of space to work with and often times get messy and unorganized. Plus, working online with digitized photos will ensure a backup of your work so room for mistakes is allowed and your creations will be easy to share rather than gathering dust on a bookshelf.
Choosing an online scrapbooking program
-While there are plenty of free online scrapbooking sources, keep in mind that they are free for a reason. Normally there are limitations on options and may lack in quality but the best way to find out is to do your research on consumer reviews of the product. Keep eyes peeled for consistency and quality.
-Make sure you look for a program that is customizable. An ideal scrapbooking program would have a variety of templates as well as high quality backgrounds, embellishments, fonts, ability to digitize photos and other amenities for a unique page every time. Make a list of all must-have features and find something to suit your needs.
-Flexibility of the source is a key ingredient to being happy with your online scrapbooking experience. Research what kind of files can be uploaded or what can be shared from the source, if it is compatible with all of your digitized photos etc.
-Get comfortable with the flexibility of the program before making a decision. Nothing beats ads or marketing like word of mouth does. Ask other scrapbookers which program they prefer and take their experienced opinion into consideration.
Comparing programs can seem daunting at first but you’ll be finishing pages full of your digitized photos that you’ll want to share with everyone. With these guidelines you’ll find an online scrapbooking program that’s just right for you.
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