Update: I'm now using Artisan 5 and Historian 4 as my previous programs finally bit the dust.
Welcome to my new blog series! I'm a scrapbooker and I've never really shared my method or process for how I create pages to fill my albums.
previous post, I explained how I set up my digital template for scrapbooking.
Today I'll share how I actually use my template for sorting out my images!
I download all images off my phone periodically to my computer. At the end of the month (usually) I go into my template and click add photos. I add ALL the photos from the month and then drag & drop into my template as I see fit. I leave space for journaling boxes and filler cards and shuffle around until it looks right.
Once my 4x6ing is done, I save them all to a USB and head to my local Harvey Norman. I plonk my butt down at one of the terminals, check each image I upload, and get them all printed at once. I like Harvey Norman's prints as they are the only place around that still develops photos (printing digital images like film prints). Other places near me print photos with ink on paper and I don't like the look or feel of these ink prints. I'll stick with Harvey Norman's developed prints! I've spent all this time collecting my images, sorting, editing, and resizing them, I don't want to get cheap ink prints that won't stand the test of time in my albums! If you like the look and feel of ink prints, by all means use them. I've tried other places and they just don't compare to the quality of Harvey Norman. Please note: I do not use online photo printing services. I've tried that and the quality isn't up to my standards. I make the time to go in person and print. My photo boy Matt is great and rarely do I have issues after my images are printed. If there is an issue, he's quick to reprint for me on the spot!
Now that my photos are printed, come back and see how I actually scrapbook with my template!