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Username Post: Choosing & Printing Photos        (Topic#328446)
SJ Newbie
Posts: 3
Reg: 10-08-13

10-08-13 09:44 AM - Post#4081442    

Hi all!
I'm not really a 'beginner' scrapbooker, but I have found recently that there may be a better way to choose and print the photos I want to use in layouts. I do not have a high-quality photo printer so I tend to just order a ton of 4 x 6 photos through Costco and go from there. I have seen lots of layouts using some larger prints and some smaller prints and I really like the idea! I may be over-thinking, but deciding on a whole layout before I even order the pics seems a little daunting - never mind that I then need to remember what I had planned once I get the pictures.
Any input/ideas would be much appreciated!


Beth Ann 
SJ Divalicious
Posts: 15500
Beth Ann
Reg: 01-23-03

10-08-13 12:59 PM - Post#4081492    
    In response to SimplySue

Welcome, Sue!

I don't do a lot of paper scrapping any more, but when I did, I tended to print my photos based on how much I loved them. What I mean is, if I have several photos of the same event, but there's one that really stands out and shouts the event (or is just a fantastic photo of someone), I will print that one larger.

I mostly digi scrap now, where it is REALLY easy to resize my photos.

If you *do* decide a bit about how you want to scrap something, you can always keep a quick sketch of what you intended.

Come on over to the the lounge and say "hi" to everyone! We're a friendly bunch!

SJ Newbie
Posts: 3
Reg: 10-08-13

10-08-13 05:22 PM - Post#4081528    
    In response to Beth Ann

Thanks Beth Ann! I'll head over to the lounge now - I didn't see that before.
Great ideas for the pics! I also saw somewhere else that someone always keeps a notebook handy to jot down ideas/sketches - I think I'll try that!


SJ Queen of the Crop
Posts: 34592
Reg: 06-13-08

10-09-13 01:27 AM - Post#4081590    
    In response to SimplySue

Hi Sue, and welcome!

I mostly work from sketches and lifts where I choose the photos' sizes to match the design, and print my own. But when I take a very special photo, I'm like Beth Ann - I print that bigger and then find a sketch to fit it.

The current fashion seems to be for using smaller prints, so I'm printing many of mine out 2 or even 4 per 6x4" sheet, and it's easy enough to print them like that in shops as well.

SJ Diva
Posts: 7558
Reg: 01-15-06

10-09-13 06:10 AM - Post#4081652    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I do what Beth Ann does but I'm still a paper scrapper. When I edit my photos, I normally draw a rough sketch of my photo layout, jot any title ideas down and list any embellies or paper companies down. I also like to use the COW's and SOW's for inspiration. Once my photos are developed I put my sketches in with the photos so that when I want to scrap I have a kick start on the design. This doesn't mean that I stay with the design or any of my notes. I still move things around and change items.

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