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Creating Photo Specialties From Scanned Photographs PDF Print Email
Arts & Entertainment - Photography
Written by: Pete Fontaine   
Monday, 06 July 2009 12:58
Permanently protecting your precious photographs is probably reason enough for sending them to a photo scanning service. Its the responsible thing to do. You can share complete copies with your family members and it stops your images from the everyday deterioration that will eventually ruin your photographs. But once the work has been done you can have fun with them.


Permanently protecting your precious photographs is probably reason enough for sending them to a photo scanning service. Its the responsible thing to do. You can share complete copies with your family members and it stops your images from the everyday deterioration that will eventually ruin your photographs. But once the work has been done you can have fun with them.

Your newly digitized images can be used along with the digital pictures you already have to create all kinds of photo specialties and novelties. You can download free software, and in some cases without even creating a password, use photos stored on your computer to create photo books, t-shirts, and calendars.

An online photo novelty company was used recently to provide t-shirts with the photo of an injured player for the entire team. The decision to attempt to boost the morale of the team in this way was based partly on the fact that producing the shirts could be done quickly and affordably. The effect on the team and the fans was something to remember.

A small Michigan firm encouraged each of it employees to bring in photos and create their own photo mug. They then hung them on a rack in the lunch room. Some mugs showed the individual as a child or a teenager. Some had big hair and bell bottoms; some were mountain bikers or cheerleaders. But everyone in the office knew each other a little better just by sharing a cup of coffee.

One family was so touched by the photo presentation that the funeral parlor had put together for their Grandfather's funeral that they decided to use the digitized images to create small photo books with some of the really special, one of kind photos. They then sent copies out to loved ones. Everyone agreed it was a really special way to remember someone.

A group of guys in Maine used photo books to immortalize themselves and permanently record their Memorial Day fishing trip to Lobster Lake. Their advice was to hold the fish as close to the camera as possible so that it looks bigger. As time goes by and memories fade those photo books will become an important part of their life stories.

Sports teams everywhere are finding that they can pool their photos and build everyone a custom photo book for the cost of going out for pizza. Imagine a whole season of great plays and great poses permanently captured, and you have complete editorial control over the project. You might have your picture in a photobook with the next Michael Jordan or Michelle Wie. This also applies to the cheerleading squad, the debating team, and the band.

It's probably best to choose a photo publishing company that offers software with an automatic layout feature. This can show different layouts until you find one that you like saving lots of time and effort. More advanced software can use one of your images as the background for your photo layout and allow you to adjust and review your project right from your computer without having to transfer data online. Only your finished order needs to be transfered. You can save a copy of your project at any time and continue where you left off when you're ready.

Once you've had your photos scanned make sure to reward yourself by taking advantage of the creative possibilities you'll find available at the better online photo specialty companies. You'll find creating custom made keepsakes fun and inexpensive. Your ingenious masterpieces could last a lifetime, or longer!

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