1364Re: Digital Scrapbooks
- Mar 16, 2003
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From: "E.Rodier" <cerear@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 10:45 AM
Subject: Digital Scrapbooks
> Judii Rempel sent a link to a very interesting article today (see below),
> the 7th anniversary of my permanent Family Tree Maker scrapbooks. Favorite
> scanner software has always been the current version of Paint Shop Pro
> also has a new album program. http://www.jasc has trial versions of
> for anyone able to handle large file downloads.
> I'm using FTM for digital camera scrapbooks in preference to any of the
> album programs available. Files have up to 750 images each with detailed
> captions. Each FTM database becomes a single file that is easily copied to
> any media with sufficient capacity. Files are kept under 50 mb by choice.
> My backup system for scanned images and digital camera pictures switched
> from 36 floppies in 1996 to multiple CDs in 1997 and multiple DVDs in
> Moving a hard drive with 25,000 organized JPG images from one computer to
> another resulted in the loss of all images. CD-ROM backups of about 600 mb
> have been more reliable and recent DVD Recordable allows about 4 GB.
> Favorite method to resize pictures for family history projects is send to
> e-mail in Windows XP. The images are smaller and better looking in a
> time than manually adjusting settings in Paint Shop Pro or other software.
> FTM files have scrapbooks telling the life story of each person from birth
> certificate to their most recent picture or final resting place.
> I won't be able to attend the March 8 computer group meeting but always
> interested in exchanging picture ideas by private e-mail.
> The *safest* method for organizing thousands of digital images is a simple
> one -- Windows folders and sub-folders with a unique readable file name
> each image. Code numbers are okay for a series in a distinctive sub-folder
> like the way Judii has named census transcription files.
> Test any photo organization method by copying files to a second computer
> sending a small sample by e-mail to someone who will let you know if the
> method is successful. Viewing an album might be easy but combining
> saved by relatives using different albums might require starting over. One
> man posted to a photo mailing list that his $300 album program was no
> sold. -- Elizabeth
> This article from NYTimes.com
> has been sent to you by rempel@....
> Adobe Photoshop Album was advertised yesterday in Future Shop flyer.
> Cull, Then Categorize: A Digital Scrapbook
> March 6, 2003
> By TOM Di NOME
> Options for managing digital images have proliferated almost
> as rapidly as the cameras themselves.
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